What is the maximum number of goals scored by one player in a single football match? 16! Stephan Stanis (France), playing for Racing Club de Lens, in December 1942 scored these goals in a French Cup match against Aubry Asturies. However, in international football, the record for the maximum goals scored by a single player in one match is held by Australian Archie Thompson, who scored 13 goals for the Socceroos in their 31-0 win over American Samoa. In England, Luton Town’s Joe Payne holds the record when he scored 10 goals in the Hatters’ 12-0 victory over Bristol Rovers on Easter Monday in 1936.
Tiger, who doesn’t know the yellow and black stripped (mostly, as there are white tigers too) mammals? But do you know that every tiger in the world is unique? No two tigers have the same pattern of stripes. And interestingly all subspecies of tiger have white spots or ‘flashes’ on the backs of their ears. Though the reasons for these remain mostly unknown but the speculation goes that these markings are illusory ‘eyes’ to fool prey, or they may serve to discourage other predators who normally hunt and attack from behind. One more theory is that it helps tiger cubs to follow their mother through tall grass
A turban is a type of headwear made of cloth winding. It has many variations and is worn as customary headwear by men of various countries. In India wearing turbans is common among Sikhs, including women. But do you have any idea that how big a turban can be? Well this 60-year-old man from Patiala, Punjab, Avtar Singh Mauni, holds the record for the longest turban in the world. The turban weighs 100 pounds and stretches to as long as 645 metres. Wondering how long it takes him to get ready every morning? Six hours! If verified officially, it would overtake current Guinness World Record holder, Major Singh, whose turban measured 400 metres
Firefighting foams have been in commercial use since the early 1900s. The National Fire Protection Association defines foam as: “a stable aggregation of bubbles of lower density than oil or water.” Foam is made up by three component parts: foam concentrate + water + energy. Energy can take the form of air or mechanical agitation and when added to foam solution (foam concentrate mixed with the appropriate amount of water) finished foam is produced through means of a discharge device. The finished foam is very fluid and readily flows over liquid surfaces to extinguish fire
A Texan man who tried to shoot an armadillo has found himself in hospital after his bullet bounced off the animal and hit him in the face. Police in Cass County said the unnamed man spotted the small animal “on his property” at around 3 am local time on Thursday and decided to kill it. Its hard shell deflected at least one of the bullets, which ricocheted off struck the man's jaw.The man was airlifted to a nearby hospital in the city of Texarkana, where his jaw had to be wired shut, according to police.
It was unclear whether the armadillo survived the encounter and its whereabouts remains a mystery
Peanuts are actually considered legumes. While real nuts grow on trees, peanuts grow in pods that mature underground; other types of legumes, such as lentils and peas, also grow beneath the surface. Additional nut frauds include cashews, walnuts, pistachios, and almonds. Botanically speaking, they are classified as seeds of the trees (or fruits!) they grow on. Pecans and hazelnuts, on the other hand, are considered bonafide nuts. They also grow on trees, but unlike pistachios or almonds—which grow in small bunches—pecans and hazelnuts contain only one nut surrounded by a hard shell
When you hear someone mention the “Windy City,” you immediately know they’re talking about Chicago, as surely as the “Big Apple” means New York and “Sin City” refers to Las Vegas. Knowing this, you might make sure to pack your best windbreaker for your first trip to Illinois’ biggest city. But it turns out that, while Chicago is as prone to a blustery day as any other metropolis, its wind isn’t particularly exceptional. How did the city get this nickname? Well, when the nickname came to be, the “Windy City” wasn’t describing the weather but the people. Nineteenth-century journalists first gave Chicago this designation when criticizing the city’s elite as “full of hot air”
Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Lie Hoshino Barros of Brazil have been declared the “World's Shortest Married Couple” by Guinness World Records. The Barros’ have long wanted the shortest couple honour. But they had to be officially married in order to get recognition. The Brazilian couple married in September 2016 after an eight-year relationship but on November 17 they got the official recognition from Guiness World Records that they are the world’s shortest married couple. They have a combined height of 181.41 cm verified in Itapeva, São Paulo, Brazil, on November 3 2016
Wondering how to tell time in the moon? In 1970, Helbros Watches asked Kenneth L Franklin, chief astronomer at New York’s Hayden Planetarium, to design a watch for moon walkers that measures time in “lunations,” the period it takes the moon to rotate and revolve around the Earth; each lunation is exactly 29.530589 Earth days. Franklin developed a system called “lunar mean solar time,” or Lunar Time (LT). He envisioned local lunar time zones similar to the standard time zones of Earth, but based on meridians that are 12-degrees wide (analogous to the 15-degree intervals on Earth). A lunar hour was defined as a “lunour”
Do you know Los Angeles is actually called El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula. The name Los Angeles comes from the Spanish language, and it means “The Angels.” It is an abbreviation of the original name of the place. The original name El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula means, the town of our lady the Queen of Angels of the River Porciúncula. Founded in 1781 LosAngeles was initially within the borders of the Viceroyalty of New Spain