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Zerao at Zero Degree

A football match in remote Estádio Milton Corrêa at Macapa in Brazil attracts local people as it is not to the standard of international matches. But this soccer stadium has a very unusual centre line. The stadium is located at the centre of the Earth with the Equator running through its …

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It is ‘Dugout’ in Baseball

 For Indian cricket lovers, Dugout refers to the benches just behind the boundary line allowing players to enter and exit the field quickly to keep in pace with the speed of 20-20 matches. But the term has its originality not in cricket but in . Dugout probably started in 1844 …

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Tennis ‘Love’

In a game of tennis the word Love is used to represent the score of a player who has not scored any point. But it is quite mysterious about why the term Love is used. It is most commonly referred that Love represents the French word L’oeuf meaning an Egg …

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The name hunt for Badminton

Badminton is said to develop in 19th century from the British game BATTLEDORE AND SHUTTLECOCK (Battledore was the older form of raquet). In 1863, an article in The Cornhill Magazine described badminton as “battledore and shuttlecock played with sides, across a string suspended some five feet from the ground.” The …

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