Today I learned about Sepak Takraw which is basically volleyball with only kicks. youtube.com/watch?v=H2LIl…
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…
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…
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…
, YMCA help invent Basketball, Volleyball and Racquetball en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YMC…
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…
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…
Both the US women’s soccer and volleyball team have a best-in-the-world caliber player named Carli Lloyd. pastemagazine.com/article…
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…
Every once and a while Mexican and American citizens play volleyball at the border of Naco, Arizona and Naco, Mexico wikipedia.org/wiki/Naco,_…
The Guinness World Record for volleyball lasted 85 hours and took place in the Netherlands in December 2011. volleycountry.com/news/lo…
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…
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…
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…
The largest hailstone ever recorded was the size of a volleyball (8 inch diameter) and weighed 2 lbs. weather.gov/cae/hail.html
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 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…
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…
There is a point of the Mexico-US border where some people use the wall to play volleyball en.mexico.pueblosamerica.…
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…
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…
Basketball and Volleyball were invented roughly 8 miles from one another, in Springfield and Holyoke, MA, respectively. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
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…
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/…
Volleyball and basketball were both invented in the 1890s, in Massachusetts, by YMCA instructors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YMC…
Is legal to use your feet to hit the ball in volleyball livestrong.com/article/46…
Volleyball is the most widely played sport in the world with 218 federations topendsports.com/world/li…
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…
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…
The second tallest person in the world is a Paralympic gold medallist in sitting volleyball en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
You are allowed to kick the ball in volleyball volleyballadvisors.com/ba…
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…
Osama Bin Laden played Volleyball, And was apparently really good at it too books.google.com/books?id…
Both volleyball and basketball were invented at the YMCA en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
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…
An inanimate object named Wilson the volleyball, from the movie Cast Away, won the 6th Critics' Choice Awards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
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…
The best female volleyball player in the world is called "Game Over" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yek…
Fishing is the 'sport' with the most participants but volleyball has the most competitors at 998 million estimated in 2002. topendsports.com/world/li…
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…
One of the original Wilson volleyballs from Castaway (2000) sold for over $18,400 mentalfloss.com/article/7…
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…

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