Osama bin Laden and Mohammed Atef had to play on separate teams for Al Qaeda volleyball games since they were both tall, skilled players. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh…
The Soviet Union still has the most medals for Volleyball at the Olympics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
Residents of Naco Arizona and Naco Mexico Play Volleyball Over the Border Fence independent.co.uk/news/wo…
, YMCA help invent Basketball, Volleyball and Racquetball en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YMC…
The bride-to-be in Meet the Parents (the girl Greg hits with the volleyball) died at age 30 after two separate hospitals misdiagnosed a respiratory condition as bronchitis rather than pneumonia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Wilson the Cast Away Volleyball was inspired by screenwriter William Broyles, Jr.'s personal research. Broyles stranded himself on a deserted island for a week, and a volleyball washed ashore. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Both the US women’s soccer and volleyball team have a best-in-the-world caliber player named Carli Lloyd. pastemagazine.com/article…
After the town of Naco was split in two by border patrol, the residents of Naco, Arizona and Naco, Mexico started an annual tradition of having a volleyball match over the dividing fence independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Today I learned about bossaball, a volleyball-like sport that takes place on an inflatable platform with trampolines in the middle, while Bossa Nova music is played. The sport is overseen by a "samba referee" who is both the Master of Ceremony and DJ. myactivesg.com/Sports/Alt…
The Guinness World Record for volleyball lasted 85 hours and took place in the Netherlands in December 2011. volleycountry.com/news/lo…
A man attempted to board a cruise ship by bungee jumping off a bridge as it sailed below. He miscalculated the speed and suffered minor head injuries when he bounced off the ship’s tennis court, volleyball net and a deck railing before being left dangling in mid-air as the ship sailed away. badgerherald.com/sports/2…
Every once and a while Mexican and American citizens play volleyball at the border of Naco, Arizona and Naco, Mexico wikipedia.org/wiki/Naco,_…
Whenever al-Qaeda organised games of volleyball, Mohammed Atef and Osama Bin Laden were forced to be on separate teams since they were both tall, and skilled players. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh…
The Russian women's volleyball coach, Sergei Ovchinnikov, committed suicide after the team failed to beat Brazil in the 2012 Summer Olympics Quarterfinals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser…
In volleyball you can strike the ball with any part of your body, including your feet. Kicking is allowed but frowned upon. healthyliving.azcentral.c…
After finishing his legendary basketball career at the age of 36, Wilt Chamberlain became a pro volleyball player and was later inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame legendsrevealed.com/sport…
The largest hailstone ever recorded was the size of a volleyball (8 inch diameter) and weighed 2 lbs. weather.gov/cae/hail.html
There is a point of the Mexico-US border where some people use the wall to play volleyball en.mexico.pueblosamerica.…
, the screenwriter for the movie "Cast Away" stranded himself on an island for research, and when a volleyball washed up on shore, it became the inspiration for "Wilson." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Whenever al-Qaeda organised games of volleyball, Mohammed Atef and Osama Bin Laden were forced to be on separate teams since they were both tall, and skilled players. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh…
There is a sport called Bossaball that combines elements of volleyball, football and gymnastics with music. It is played between two teams of four players on an inflatable court featuring a trampoline on both sides. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
Bill Broyles, the writer for the movie Castaway, chose to deliberately strand himself for one week on an isolated beach in the Sea of Cortez, to force himself to search for water and food, and obtain his own shelter. During this time, a volleyball washed up on shore. austinchronicle.com/scree…
Basketball and Volleyball were invented roughly 8 miles from one another, in Springfield and Holyoke, MA, respectively. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
In 1928, Lyndon B. Johnson paused his studies to teach Mexican-American children, and used his own salary to buy volleyballs and softball bats for them. npr.org/2014/04/11/301820…
Volleyball and basketball were both invented in the 1890s, in Massachusetts, by YMCA instructors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YMC…
In the 1960s, Baghdad was a modern, flourishing, and a very clean city by 60s standards. Girls play volleyball, men play board games in open air cafes while sipping strong Arabic coffee, the police force looks purposeful, the traffic is orderly. news.com.au/travel/world-…
The screenwriter of "Cast Away" deliberately stranded himself on an isolated beach for a week, to experience how Tom Hanks' character would have to search for water, food and shelter. During this time, a volleyball washed up on shore, inspiring the "Wilson" character en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Volleyball is the most widely played sport in the world with 218 federations topendsports.com/world/li…
Today I learned of Arunima Sinha, an Indian national (now, ex) volleyball player. She was pushed out from a moving train by thieves. Immediately, a train coming in from a parallel track crushed her leg, forcing it to be amputated later on. Today, she is the first female amputee to climb Mt. Everest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aru…
Wilson the Volleyball from the movie Castaway was inspired when screenwriter William Broyles, Jr deliberately stranded himself for one week on an isolated beach in the Sea of Cortez in which a volleyball washed up on shore en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
The volleyball β€œcharacter” of Wilson in Cast Away was created by the film’s screenwriter after he deliberately stranded himself on an isolated beach for a week and a volleyball washed ashore. This was the inspiration for the film's inanimate companion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Wilson the volleyball from the movie 'Cast Away' won a 'Best Inanimate Object' award. imdb.com/title/tt0162222/…
Is legal to use your feet to hit the ball in volleyball livestrong.com/article/46…
The second tallest person in the world is a Paralympic gold medallist in sitting volleyball en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
For 15 years, Wilson Sporting Goods has sold a volleyball that is identical to Wilson from the movie Cast Away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
In 2001 that Wilson, the Volleyball from "Cast Away", won a BFCA Critic's Choice Award for Best Inanimate Object. web.archive.org/web/20120…
Since 1979, the residents of the once united towns of Naco, Arizona and Naco, Mexico have assembled teams and used the wall built between them as a net for an annual volleyball tournament. ayusa.org/stories/experie…
You are allowed to kick the ball in volleyball volleyballadvisors.com/ba…
An inanimate object named Wilson the volleyball, from the movie Cast Away, won the 6th Critics' Choice Awards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Osama Bin Laden played Volleyball, And was apparently really good at it too books.google.com/books?id…
A screenwriter deliberately stranded himself on an isolated beach for research. During the time a volleyball washed ashore, inspiring him to create Wilson for the movie "Cast Away" brandsandfilms.com/2011/0…
Both volleyball and basketball were invented at the YMCA en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Back in 1999, the Libero position was added to indoor volleyball so short people can play articles.latimes.com/1999…
The YMCA invented volleyball, softball, and basketball ymcaauckland.org.nz/about…
Fishing is the 'sport' with the most participants but volleyball has the most competitors at 998 million estimated in 2002. topendsports.com/world/li…
One of the original Wilson volleyballs from Castaway (2000) sold for over $18,400 mentalfloss.com/article/7…
The best female volleyball player in the world is called "Game Over" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yek…
Today I learned of Sepak Takraw, a sport that is similar to volleyball, except you aren't allowed to use your hands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sep…
Flo Hyman, an Olympic medalist and Professional Volleyball player, died on the court after an artery in her heart ruptured due to undiagnosed Marfan Syndrome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
The volleyball term for getting hit in the face by a powerful spike is 'Facial'... strength-and-power-for-vo…
There is a sport called Sepak Takraw that is like volleyball, but is only played with the feet, knee, chest and the head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sep…
It is not against the rules to kick a volleyball healthyliving.azcentral.c…
There is a Thai version of volleyball called Sepak Takraw where players only use their feet. youtube.com/watch?v=wfmed…
FedEx returned a volleyball that washed up after the Japanese tsunami news.van.fedex.com/fedex-…
Border wall volleyball exists youtube.com/watch?v=YRj1d…
"Wilson" the volleyball from Cast Away was sold to a Fed Ex executive for $18500. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Wilson actually makes a volleyball with the Wilson from Castaway wilson.com/en-us/volleyba…
Wilson the Volleyball won a Critics Choice Award for 'Best Inanimate Object' imdb.com/title/tt0162222/…
Kicking in volleyball is legal. In fact it's legal to use any part of your body in volleyball. teamusa.org/USA-Volleybal…
Herbert Hoover played the sport "Hooverball" in the White House to stay fit - the game was like volleyball played with a medicine ball. hooverassociation.org/new…
Basketball, Netball & Volleyball were all invented within 4 years and 16 km (10 miles) of each other in Massachusetts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
Wilson, the volleyball from the movie Castaway, won a Critic's Choice Award for "Best Inanimate Object" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Wilson the Volleyball has his own IMDB page imdb.com/name/nm1012434/
The person who wears a different colored shirt than the rest of the team in volleyball is called the Libero and is not allowed to serve. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lib…
Today I learned of an awesome sport called Sepak Takraw that mixes soccer, volleyball, and martial arts. youtu.be/15asVgf66KI
Wilson, the sporting goods retailer, still sells replicas of the Cast Away volleyball over 14 years after the movie's release date. wilson.com/en-us/volleyba…
On February 9, 1895 volleyball was created to keep older YMCA members active en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
According to IMDB, Wilson the Volleyball is the shortest celebrity, followed closely by ''The world's ugliest dog'' imdb.com/search/name?gend…
There's a variation of volleyball where you only use your feet, called "Sepak Takraw". youtube.com/watch?v=CdsCE…
Women's beach volleyball is now a NCAA varsity sport; more than 50 US universities compete for national championships. (No such recognition for the men's.) The NCAA called it "sand volleyball" at first, but changed the name to "beach" given that's what everyone else calls the sport. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCA…
There is a festival in Nederland, Colorado dubbed the "Frozen Dead Guy Days." It is in remembrance of a man who is frozen in a shed near his grandson's home. Activities at the festival include coffin races, ice turkey bowling and snowy beach volleyball. frozendeadguydays.org
The inspiration for Wilson in the movie Cast Away occurred when a volleyball washed up on the shore of an island the screenwriter stranded himself on for research en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
In 1952, the North Koreans held a "POW Olympics" where some 500 POWs of 11 nationalities competed in games such as football, baseball and volleyball. There were reporters, photographers, announcers and a newspaper for the event, which was titled the "Olympic Roundup". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Both basketball and volleyball were invented by instructors at the YMCA. ymca.int/resources/ymca-w…
There is a popular sport in Asia which is basically soccer and volleyball combined...played on a court w/ a net, but you can only use legs, chest, etc. (Video in comments) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sep…
Hooverball is a game invented by Herbert Hoover's physician to keep the president fit. It involves throwing a medicine ball over a volleyball net. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo…
The Korean Air Force invented a sport called Jokgu, which combines elements of soccer and volleyball. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jok…
Dolphins use baby sharks as volleyballs. upi.com/Odd_News/2009/06/…
Killer whales sometimes play flipper volleyball with dead seals youtube.com/watch?v=O0qMT…
Today I learned of Jimmy George, died at age 32, the first Indian professional volleyball player, also considered as one of the greatest volleyball players of all time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Morgan Spurlock, director and star of "Super Size Me", announced beach volleyball at the Olympics in '96, the Goodwill Games in '98. tinseltine.com/2011/04/co…
One of the three volleyballs used in the film "Cast Away" was sold in an auction for $18,400 boldlist.net/top-5-tom-ha…
Wilson sells a Wilson Castaway Volleyball replica on Amazon amazon.com/gp/product/B00…
Today I learned of William Hwang, who holds three engineering degrees from Oxford U, is a Rhodes Scholar, was the captain of the Varsity Volleyball team at Oxford, and conducted research Naval Surface Warfare Center. And that's just a fraction of it. All at 22. pdsoros.org/current_fello…
A volleyball washed up on the shore of an island the screenwriter of Cast Away was deliberately stranded on, thus giving him the idea of Wilson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
, that the volleyball (Wilson) from movie Cast Away won critics' choice award for Best Inanimate Object. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th…
Kerri Walsh played on Extreme Dodgeball after winning her first gold medal in sand volleyball. She captained the Detroit Spoilers who failed to win a single game. youtu.be/98dr97bTunE?t=1m…
In 1979 Arizona and Mexico played volleyball using the border fence as a net. toptenz.net/arizona-mexic…
Wilson the Volleyball shared an award for best on-screen team with Tom Hanks imdb.com/name/nm1012434/a…
There is a sport called Sepaktakraw, popular in South East Asia, which is a spectacular blend of volleyball, football/soccer, martial arts and gymnastics. youtube.com/watch?v=J1Pyy…
Wilt Chamberlain is also a member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame in addition to the NBA Hall of Fame mentalfloss.com/blogs/arc…
Borussa Dortmund's (Robert Lewandowski) top striker's father was judo champion of Poland, his mother is a professional volleyball player and his girlfriend won bronze in the 2009 karate world cup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
That, while in the White House, Herbert Hoover invented his own sport, which was basically volleyball with a medicine ball. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo…
Volleyball was once called Mintonette en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
Today I learned about Sepaktakraw. It is volleyball, without the use of hands or arms. (see 3rd image) bbc.co.uk/news/world-1425…

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