1. Artemision at Ephesus: A temple in Asia Minor built in honor of the Greek goddess of hunting and nature Ephesus.
2. The Colossus of Rhodes: Huge bronze statue of the sun god Helios sculpted by Chares of Lindos at the entrance of the harbor of the Mediterranean island of Rhodes in Greece.
3. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon: A palace with legendary gardens built on the banks of the Euphrates river by King Nebuchadnezzar II.
4. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus: A tomb constructed for King Maussollos, Persian ruler of Caria.
5. Olympian Zeus: Huge statue of the Greek father of gods carved by the great sculptor Pheidias. It is located on the west coast of modern Greece, about 150 km west of Athens.
6. The Pyramids of Egypt: Most notably the Great Pyramid of Giza built near the ancient city of Memphis, as a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu.
7. The Tower of Pharos: It was a lighthouse used to mark the harbor, using fire at night and reflecting sun rays during the day. It was said to have a mirror so powerful that it's reflection could be seen more than 50 km (35 miles) off-shore. Sometimes referred to as the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
Pittsburgh is the only city where all major sports teams have the same colors: Black and Gold.
Tennis was invented in 1873 by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield. The first Tennis Tournament took place in Wimbledon, England, in 1877.
Dr. James Naismith came up with a new sport in 1891 called basketball. The first game of basketball was played in the YMCA gymnasium in
Springfield, December of 1891.
Chris Ford of the Boston Celtics made the first successful three point shot in pro basketball.
Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G.Morgan, a physical director of the YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusets. He called it mintonette until a professor from
Springfield, Massachusets suggested the name of volleyball.
When golf balls were first created they were made out of small leather bags and filled with feathers.
In bullfighting the name of the maneuver in which the matador stands immobile and passes the cape slowly before the charging bull is called a veronica.
The Milwaukee Brewers was the last National league team to win the American
Deion Sanders was the first person to play in both a World Series and a Super Bowl.
The oldest sporting event in the United States is the Kentucky Derby. It has been run at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky since 1875. The Derby is always on the first Saturday in May.
The English longbow was significant in enabling the English under Edward III and his son, the Black Prince, to defeat a much larger French army under Philip VI at Crecy in 1346 in the Hundred Years War.
The shortest war on record was between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896, it lasted 38 minutes.
Dutch inventor and engineer,Cornelius van Drebbel invented the submarine in 1624.
The name of General Lee's horse was Traveler.
The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
The last major battle between U.S. troops and Native Americans was the Battle of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on December 29, 1890.
The military term SOP stands for Standing Operating Procedure, to indicate a set of instructions that lends itself to a definite or standardized procedure without loss of effectiveness.
Alexander the Great ordered his entire army to shave their faces and heads. He believed beards and long hair were too easy for an enemy to grab and cut off the head.
There are 65 alphabets in use throughout the world.
The phrase, "The blind leading the blind" comes from the Bible, Matthew 15:14.
Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"
The phrase de jure means "by law."
The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti .
Indivisibility is the only word in the English language that has one vowel appearing 6 times.
The longest place-name still in use is
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwe-nuakit natahu, a New Zealand hill.
Senectitude is another word for old age.
Shakespeare spelled his own name several different ways.
There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
There are ten human body parts that are only three-letters long: eye, ear, leg, arm, jaw, gum, toe, lip, hip, rib.
The magician's words hocus-pocus were taken from the name of a mythological sorcerer, Ochus Bochus, who appeared in Norse folktales and legends.
The last words spoken from the moon were from Eugene Cernan, Commander of the Apollo 17 Mission on 11 December 1972. "As we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came, and, God willing, we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind."