You can be a sports enthusiast ready to spend the whole night with top-notch live matches, get a clue of all types of sports charts, completely confident of your own knowledge in the sport. certain, but the following unexpected facts can still make you completely “be taken aback”.
- The Olympic gold medal is actually mostly made of … silver
The gold medal at the 1912 Olympics was the last gold medal made purely with gold. The current gold medal is made from 93% silver, 6% copper, and only 1% (equivalent to 6 grams) of premium gold. However, at the 2012 Olympic Games, the organizers actively increased the golden ratio to … 400 grams. Each 2012 Olympic gold medal is worth approximately 1571 USD. It is known that if being made entirely of gold, it may cost up to … 20,000 USD.
- Have you heard the story of a magical swimsuit?
The current swimsuit has been produced completed perfectly to the point where the material’s speed of movement makes the swimwear even faster than the skin’s movement speed. The seamless swimsuit (stretching from the neck to the ankle) is therefore controversial because, since its introduction in 2000, the world swimming record has been continuously broken.
- The first person to play sports on the moon
Astronaut Alan Bartlett Shepard (1923 – 1998) was the first person to play golf on the moon because he secretly brought a golf ball and a golf club during the NASA Apollo 14 moon mission in 1971. Alan is the first American astronaut, the second astronaut of the world (after Youri Gagarin) and the fifth person to set foot on the Moon.