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10 Mind-Blowing Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Sports

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1. The loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium was 131.76 dbA, almost as loud as a jet engine taking off.

It was achieved by Galatasaray Spor Kulubu (Turkey) at the Ali Sami Yen Sport Complex Turk Telekom Arena, in Istanbul, Turkey, on 3/18/2011, according to the Guiness Book of World Records. A Jet Engine taking off is approximately 140.

2. Americans are expected to eat over a billion hot wings during the weekend of football's biggest game every year.

That's according to speculation. The number of chickens used to meet demand for hot wings during football's largest game is rumored to be the size of the population of New York City.

3. There's a stadium that can (almost) accommodate the entire population of the city in which it's located (and it's not in Alaska).

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"The Big House" at U Michigan is one of the largest stadiums in the world. Its official capacity is less than 110,000 but has hosted over 114,00. In 2012 the city of Ann Arbor was estimated to contain 116,121 people, according to the US Census Bureau. If we're going by official 2010 numbers, the entire town could conceivably fit, and they already have tried.

7. A soccer fan once walked 600 miles to celebrate his favorite team's championship victory.

A die-hard fan named Vahid Čehaja came up with a crazy idea as he sat down to watch his favorite team Bayern Munich play in the Champions League Final. He vowed if they won for a fifth time, he'd walk from his native Bosnia to Munich, through five countries -- one for each title. They won, and he did.

9. Usually the only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games are the day before and the day after the Baseball All-Star Game.

That includes major league baseball, basketball, hockey, and football. Widely believed by the Internet to be always true, although it doesn't account for painful lockouts and messed up schedules.

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