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The First Car Race in America Reached Speeds of 7 Mph

Reading Time: 2 minutes Holy Toledo. The first car race in America reached average speeds of 7 mph (11 km/h). Although it was over a century ago, it surely must be described as the most mind numbingly boring race event of the last several hundred years. Going back to the late 19th century, the automobile was a relatively new …

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Australian Ultra Marathon Runner Cliff Young Won The Inaugural Event At Age 61

Reading Time: 2 minutes Australian ultra marathon runner Cliff Young won the inaugural Sydney to Melbourne ultra marathon in 1983 at the age of 61. How is this really possible? Surely someone a third of his age should have won the race easily. You would certainly think so, but this 61 year old potato farmer had a surprise in …

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The Best Cricket Player Ever

Reading Time: < 1 minute Australian Cricket player Donald Bradman is often regarded as the best batsman, and sometimes the best cricketer that has ever lived. He was so good that the rules of the game were altered following a cricket series in Australia in 1932-1933 between Australia and Great Britain that became known as “Bodyline.” Following his complete domination …

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A Cricket Player Is Protected By Law

Reading Time: < 1 minute Former Australian cricketer Don Bradman was so good, and so revered not only have songs been written about him, but also film, landmarks named after him, coins minted of him, a Boeing named in his name, a museum about him, many books written about him, awards in his name, and even a plant named after …

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