November 1, 2010
• In his time with the New York Mets, Wally Backman hit .847 when there were runners on first and third with one out and the count three balls and one strike while batting against left-handed relief pitchers before the fifth inning during day games after a night game.
• Yakatomasoguchi Ichiwararasitori (better known by his nickname "Yakitori") of Kobe, Japan, is the only person to have both competed professionally in Sumo Wrestling and finish a marathon race in under 6 hours.
• The Journal of Physical Maladies lists "Jet Lag" as a "potentially moderately severe condition that may on rare occasion require hospitalization."
• The average pair of ear buds last seven months, 21 days, 14 hours before being lost or damaged.
• There are four words in the English language that contain three consecutive letter Ls.
November 7, 2010
• On May 1,1982, students at Upsala College in East Orange, NJ, set the collegiate record for the "MxCV Race" (Marathon by 105 runners), which is a relay race in which 105 different participants cover approximately one quarter mile each. Their time was 2:23:12.
• Only 18 percent of the water provided to runners of the New York Marathon is drunk. The rest is spilled on the pavement or poured over the heads and bodies of the runners for its cooling effect.
• Worldwide, 873,123 different people ran in officially sanctioned marathon races in 2005.
• On average, a marathon runner will have 873 miles on the pair of running shoes they wear when competing in an officially sanctioned marathon.
• The average pair of running shoes will lose .045 percent of their weight during a marathon due to the soles being worn down.
November 25, 2010
• Between 1965 and 2005, families in Louisiana made their Thanksgiving plans later than families in all other states.
• Fifty-two percent of Americans have a 'practice' thanksgiving meal between 4 and 8 days prior to Thanksgiving.
• Commercial turkey growers have spent approximately $27.231 million in an effort to produce a 'gobble-less' turkey so the turkey farms will be quieter.
• New research indicates that on the morning of the first Thanksgiving Celebration, Pilgrims and Native Americans processed down the main thoroughfare of Plymouth, known as "The Broad Waye", ending in front of the home of Abner Macy.
• The average temperature in Canada on the day Canada celebrates Thanksgiving is usually 9.5 degrees higher than the average temperature in the United States on the day the US celebrates Thanksgiving.