Rafael Nadal, one of the greatest tennis players of all times serves with his left hand. Yet off the court, he reverts to being right-handed. As a youngster, he played tennis equally well with both hands. As his strength increased in his left hand, he made the decision to always play in this manner.
The Sirtaki dance, as seen in the film ''Zorba the Greek'', was totally concocted by the director Michael Cacoyannis to give poignancy to Anthony Quinn character. It's a combination of the slow and fast version of the Hasapiko dance, which is a real Greek traditional dance.
Beatles songs do not belong to the living Beatles. (Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr). Neither to the families (John Lennon and George Harrison) for that matter, because Michael Jackson bought the copyrights for the music in 1985. He acquired the rights for a paltry $45 million, to the chagrin of Paul McCartney. The catalog is presently valued at more than a billion dollars.
Dennis Bergkamp, a Dutch soccer player who was consistent star athlete for the Arsenal team, missed a lot of games. He suffered from a fear of flying, often preventing him from participating in away games, except when it was possible to travel by train or car to reach the match venue. His nickname was "The non-flying Dutchman".
The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 26 miles and 385 yards (42.195 km). In 1908, during the London Olympics, the royal family wanted the race to leave from Windsor Castle and to finish facing the royal box in the Olympic Stadium, which gave this distance.
During a junior tennis match at the 1983 US Open Junior Championship, Stefan Edberg unintentionally caused the death of a linesman. While returning a served ball, he accidently hit the linesman, causing him to fall to the ground where he hit his head. He died a few days later as a result of the fall. Edberg was deeply affected by this tragedy and considered quitting the game.