Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) scored the fastest century in ODI cricket matches when he played against Sri Lanka in 1997, in just 36 balls. John Davison (Canada), scored the fastest century in World Cup ODI cricket matches, when he played against the West Indies in 2003, in 67 balls.
The Grizzly bear can run as fast as a horse.
Michael Jordan (USA) is one of the richest sports-persons in the world, having scored 32,292 points in 1072 games for Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards in his NBA career. He holds the highest points scoring average in NBA with 30.1 per game.
'I am' is the shortest complete sentence. ‘Rhythm’ is a word without vowels. 'Facetious' is a word with vowels in ascending order and 'Sub continental’ is a word with vowels in descending order.
Leonardo da Vinci's "Mono Lisa' painting is famous for the subject's very natural smile, and the speciality of this painting is that she does not have eyebrows.
The NBA (basketball) players of USA who had won Gold in Beijing Olympics 2008 are in the Top 10 list of highest paid sports-persons. The list includes Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers), Dwayne Wade (Miami Heats) Lebron James (Cleveland Caveliers) and Jason Kidd (Mavericks).
Kelly Holmes (34), the ace runner from UK, won the women's 800 m and 1500 m gold medals in Athens Olympics, 2004. She is being hailed as the greatest females- athlete in Britain's history.
Brazil has the world's largest football stadium, Maracana Municipal Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, which can hold 2, 05, 000 spectators.
Hollywood actresses, Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz, are paid around US $ 20 million for a film.
Other actresses like Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez are paid between US $ 12 and 15 million per film.
The most expensive motorcycle ever produced is by Poggi Polini group in Italy.
It is called the Macchia-Nera No.1 and only one piece has been made so far. It is built using titanium and carbon fibre with 170 cc engine. It weighs 135 kg and costs around US $ 1,80,000.