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Tennis

Tennis was originally played with bare hands in the 12th century, and rackets were introduced in the 16th century.

The longest tennis match in history took place at Wimbledon in 2010 and lasted for 11 hours and 5 minutes.

The original name of tennis was “sphairistike.”

The game of tennis was called “jeu de paume” (game of the palm) in France.

The fastest recorded serve in tennis history was hit by Sam Groth at 163.7 miles per hour (263.4 kilometers per hour).

Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, has been held since 1877 and is played on grass courts.

The French Open is the only major tennis tournament played on clay courts.

Tennis was initially played indoors during the winter months in England.

The term “love” for zero in tennis originated from the French word for egg, “l’oeuf,” which sounds like “love” in English.

The yellow tennis balls were introduced at Wimbledon in 1986 to improve visibility on television. Until then, everyone played with white tennis balls.

Venus and Serena Williams are the only two sisters to have both held the world No. 1 ranking in women’s singles tennis.

The first recorded women’s tennis match took place in 1884, between two sisters, Maud and Lilian Watson.

The longest winning streak in tennis history is held by Martina Navratilova, who won 74 consecutive matches in 1984.

The Davis Cup, an international team competition in men’s tennis, has been held since 1900.

The youngest player to win a Grand Slam singles title is Martina Hingis, who won the 1997 Australian Open at the age of 16.

Perhaps the most famous tennis match ever, held in 1973, was quite controversial. It was called “The Battle of the Sexes.” Former tennis star Bobby Riggs, then 53 years old, bragged that he could still beat any female tennis player in the world. After initially declining to compete with him, 30 year old Billie Jean King, a current tennis star agreed to the match. It was a winner-take-all situation with a $100,000 prize, worth 2/3 of a million in today’s money. Billie was down in the first few games playing mostly from the baseline, but running Bobby all over the court. She wore him down, and eventually won in front of a sold out crowd in the Houston Astrodome, and a worldwide television audience.

The court surface at the Australian Open, known as the Rod Laver Arena, can be transformed from a hard court to grass or clay within 90 minutes.

The term “Grand Slam” in tennis refers to winning all four major tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open) in a calendar year.

The largest tennis tournament in the world is the US Open, held annually in New York City.

The fastest recorded forehand shot in tennis was hit by Venus Williams at 129 miles per hour (208 kilometers per hour).

The term “deuce” in tennis refers to a tied score at 40-40, and it comes from the French word for two, “deux.”

The “golden set” in tennis refers to winning a set without losing a single point. It has only been achieved a few times in professional tennis.

Tennis balls were traditionally made of leather and stuffed with hair until the late 19th century when rubber was introduced.

The first tennis tournament for women, known as the Wightman Cup, was held in 1923 between the United States and Great Britain.

The most common grip in tennis is the Eastern grip, which is used for both forehand and backhand shots.

he first African-American player to win a Grand Slam singles title was Althea Gibson, who won the French Open in 1956.

The longest tie-break in tennis history was played between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010. It lasted for 70-68 in the final set.

The first recorded use of the term “tennis” to describe the sport comes from medieval French, meaning “take heed” or “hold!”

The term “bagel” in tennis refers to winning a set 6-0, as the shape of the number zero resembles a bagel. In Pickleball, ‘bagel’ means a game that was won with no points being scored by the opposing side, typically as 11-0. Pickleball has another term, “bagel with cream cheese,” which refers to a game that’s won without the opposing side ever being allowed to serve.

The longest doubles match in tennis history lasted for 6 hours and 22 minutes, played at Wimbledon in 2019.

The first professional tennis player was Suzanne Lenglen, who turned professional in 1926.

The tallest professional tennis player on record is Ivo Karlovic, who stands at 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 meters).

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Golf Jokes

Why did the golfer bring two pairs of pants? In case he got a hole in one!

What do you call a golfer who skips every other hole? A cowboy!

If you drink, don’t drive. Use a four iron.

Why do golfers always carry an extra ball? Just in case they need to tee off again!

What do you call a golfer who’s lost his ball? A stroke victim!

What’s a golfer’s favorite type of music? Swing!

What do you call a golfer who’s in a hurry? Tee-time traveler!

How do pro golfers stay cool during a round? They stand next to the fans!

What do you call a golfer who’s always telling jokes? A “tee”heeing comedian!

Why did the golfer always carry a pencil and paper? In case he needed to draw a lie!

Why did the golfer bring a ladder to the course? In case he wanted to reach new heights!

What do you call a golfer who can juggle three balls at once? Impressive!

Why did the golfer bring a bucket of sand to the course? In case he needed to “sand”wich his ball!

What do you call a golfer who can drive the ball 300 yards? A liar!

Why did the golfer bring a pair of binoculars to the course? To spot the “eagle”!

What’s a golfer’s favorite type of exercise? Swinging by the bar after a round!

Why don’t golfers get too upset when they miss a shot? Because they’re always “driving” for perfection!

What’s a golfer’s favorite type of footwear? “Fore”-giving golf shoes!

Why did the golfer bring an extra glove? In case he wanted to “hand” out high-fives!

How do golfers measure success? By the number of “par”-ties they have after a round!

Why don’t golfers ever make good comedians? Because their jokes are always “bogey”!

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Horse Facts

Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal. Their eyes are positioned on the sides of their heads, giving them nearly 360-degree vision.

Horses cannot focus their eyes in the way humans do. They have to change the angle of their heads if they want to see close objects well. That’s why they bob their heads up and down as you come near. They want to see you clearly.

In research where horses were taught to work light switches, they consistently proved that they preferred light by turning the lights on at night.

Horses have a unique digestive system known as hindgut fermentation, which allows them to digest fibrous plant material.

A horse’s teeth continue to grow throughout its life. They can erupt up to 2-3 millimeters per year.

Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up. They have a unique mechanism called the “stay apparatus” that allows them to lock their knees and remain upright.

A horse’s heart is massive, weighing around 9 to 10 pounds (4 to 4.5 kilograms) on average.

Horses communicate through a combination of vocalizations, body language, and facial expressions. They can make a variety of sounds, including neighs, snorts, and whinnies

The average lifespan of a horse is around 25 to 30 years, although some horses have been known to live into their 40s.

Horses are highly social animals and form strong bonds with other horses. They also have a hierarchical social structure within a herd.

Horses have an exceptional memory and can remember people, places, and experiences for many years.

The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was over 55 miles per hour (88.5 kilometers per hour).

Horses have a unique system of blood vessels in their legs that helps circulate blood efficiently, even when standing for long periods.

The first domestication of horses occurred around 4,000 BCE, or 2,200 years ago, and they have been essential to human civilization ever since.

Horses can see in color, but they have dichromatic vision, which means they see fewer colors than humans.

Horses have a strong sense of hearing and can rotate their ears 180 degrees to listen in different directions.

The record for the tallest horse ever recorded is held by a Belgian Draft horse named Big Jake, who stood at 20.2 hands (6 feet 10 inches or 208 cm) tall.

Horses have a natural “fight or flight” response to danger due to their evolutionary history as prey animals.

Horses have a unique respiratory system that allows them to breathe solely through their nostrils. They are obligate nasal breathers, meaning they cannot breathe through their mouths.

The average horse’s hoof grows at a rate of about 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch (0.6 to 1 centimeter) per month.

Horses have a highly developed sense of touch, particularly in their lips and muzzle, which they use to explore their environment and communicate with other horses.

Horses have a specialized structure called the “withers” located at the base of their neck, which helps support the weight of a rider or a pack.

The smallest recognized horse breed is the Falabella, which typically stands around 7 to 8 hands (28 to 32 inches or 71 to 81 cm) tall.

Horses have a remarkable ability to adapt to different climates and can be found in a wide range of habitats worldwide.

The process of a horse giving birth is known as foaling, and the offspring is called a foal. Foals can stand and walk shortly after birth.

Horses have a strong sense of smell and can detect scents and pheromones in the air. They can probably sense and to a degree understand their riders’ emotions.

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Michigan

Michigan is the only state in the United States with two peninsulas, the Upper Peninsula (UP) and the Lower Peninsula (LP).

The UP is connected to the LP by the Mackinac Bridge, which is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.

Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state in the U.S., with over 150 lighthouses along its Great Lakes coastline.

Michigan is known as the “Wolverine State,” although wolverines are not commonly found there. The nickname comes from early settlers’ fighting spirit during a boundary dispute with Ohio.

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel connects Detroit, Michigan, with Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It is the only vehicular international tunnel in the world.

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, showcases the history and innovation of American industry and features famous artifacts like the Rosa Parks bus and the original Ford Mustang.

Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes, giving it the nickname “The Great Lakes State.”

Mackinac Island, located between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas, does not allow motorized vehicles. Transportation on the island is primarily by bicycle or horse-drawn carriage.

The Kellogg’s cereal company was founded in Battle Creek, Michigan, and is still headquartered there today. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a medical doctor, was a staunch anti-masturbationist who went so far as to literally torture young boys. The motivating factor in his invention of corn flakes was as a food that would reduce libido in children.

Dr. Kellogg

The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in the United States to feature open exhibits instead of cages.

Michigan has over 3,200 miles of coastline along the Great Lakes, more than any other state.

Michigan is home to the world’s largest cement plant, located in Alpena. It covers an area of over 8,000 acres.

Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline of any state in the United States, stretching over 3,000 miles.

Kalamazoo, Michigan, is the birthplace of Gibson guitars. The first Gibson guitar was built there in 1894.

The Detroit Historical Museum houses the actual chair in which President Abraham Lincoln was sitting when he was assassinated.

The town of Hell, Michigan (yup, that’s its name), hosts an annual “Damned” festival on October 30th, complete with costume contests and other spooky activities.

The state of Michigan has more public golf courses than any other state in the United States.

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts is home to the oldest university in the United States, Harvard University, established in 1636.

The state’s official name is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts was the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004.

The first Thanksgiving in the United States is believed to have taken place in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621.

Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, is one of the oldest cities in the United States.

Massachusetts has the highest percentage of residents with a college degree in the country.

The first subway system in the United States was built in Boston in 1897.

The famous Boston Tea Party, a protest against British taxation, took place in Boston Harbor in 1773. (Are we about due for another Boston Tea Party?)

The first public park in America, Boston Common, was established in Boston in 1634.

The first public elementary school in the United States, the Mather School, was founded in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1639.

The game of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith, a physical education instructor from Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891.

The first public beach in the United States, Revere Beach, is located in Massachusetts.

The first lighthouse in the United States, Boston Light, was built on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor in 1716.

The first U.S. subway system, the Tremont Street Subway, was built in Boston in 1897.

The city of Salem, Massachusetts is famous for the infamous Salem Witch Trials that occurred in 1692. In a prank, several teenage girls accused random adult women of witchcraft. The town elders had the women cruelly executed.

The first public park designed in America, the Emerald Necklace, was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and spans several Boston neighborhoods.

Massachusetts is known for its rich literary history, being the birthplace of famous authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry David Thoreau.

The first subway tunnel in the United States was constructed in Boston in 1895.

Massachusetts is home to the largest public library in the United States, the Boston Public Library, established in 1848.

The first American-made automobile was built in Springfield, Massachusetts by the Duryea brothers in 1893.

The first public secondary school in the United States, Boston Latin School, was founded in Boston in 1635.

The Fig Newton cookie was named after the city of Newton, Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts State House in Boston has a unique golden dome, which is made of wood and covered with 23-karat gold leaf.

The birth control pill was developed by Dr. Gregory Pincus and his team at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts has the only windmill farm in the United States that is located offshore, called the Cape Wind project.

The first public radio station in the United States, WBZ, began broadcasting in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1921.

The largest collegiate rowing event in the world, the Head of the Charles Regatta, takes place annually on the Charles River in Boston.

The first telephone call in history was made by Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant, Thomas Watson, in Boston on March 10, 1876.

The first successful human organ transplant, a kidney transplant, was performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston in 1954.

Massachusetts has the highest population density of any state in the United States.

The first newspaper in the United States, the Boston News-Letter, was published in Boston in 1704.

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Baseball

In 1886, a baseball game between the Providence Grays and the Brooklyn Atlantics was called off due to a solar eclipse.

The shortest game in MLB history lasted just 51 minutes, played between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies in 1919.

The oldest professional baseball team is the Cincinnati Reds, founded in 1869.

The first baseball game played under artificial light was in 1880 at a minor league game in Massachusetts.

The official rules of baseball require the ball to be made of cork or rubber, covered in horsehide or cowhide.

In 1921, Babe Ruth hit his first home run of the season. The ball traveled so far that it landed in a passing train, which continued on to the next state.

The most stolen bases in a single MLB season is 130, set by Rickey Henderson in 1982.

In 1945, a Chicago Cubs fan brought his pet goat to a game. The goat was ejected from the stadium, and the fan cursed the Cubs, claiming they would never win a World Series again. They didn’t win until 2016.

In 1976, pitcher Mark Fidrych talked to the ball, smoothed the dirt on the mound, and even petted the baseball between pitches.

The only player to steal first base in a professional baseball game was Trent Oeltjen, playing for the Somerset Patriots in 2019.

In 1999, the Detroit Tigers had a promotion where fans could bring in live animals to release on the field. A fan released a chicken, which was promptly eaten by a stray cat.

The highest number of strikeouts in a single game by a pitcher is 21, achieved by Kerry Wood in 1998.

During the 1987 MLB season, pitcher Joe Niekro was caught with an emery board in his pocket, which he used to scuff the ball.

The only player to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium was Willie Stargell, in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1969.

In 2004, the Boston Red Sox became the first team in MLB history to win a series after being down 0-3.

In 1960, the Chicago White Sox hosted a game where all the players were required to wear shorts.

In 2010, the Minnesota Twins had to postpone a game due to snow, despite the fact that they played indoors at the Metrodome.

The fastest pitch ever recorded in MLB history was thrown by Aroldis Chapman in 2010, clocked at 105.1 mph (169 kph).

In 1961, Roger Maris hit 61 home runs, breaking Babe Ruth’s record of 60, but many refused to recognize it as a legitimate record because the season was longer than Ruth’s.

In 1919, pitcher Ray Caldwell was struck by lightning during a game. He got up, finished the game, and got the win.

The first recorded baseball game was played in 1846, between the New York Knickerbockers and the New York Nine.

In 1997, a fan in Philadelphia was arrested for running onto the field and trying to steal second base.

In 1915, the Philadelphia Phillies were so short on players that they signed a 19-year-old fan to play one game. He got a hit in his only at-bat.

In 1974, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record for career home runs, finishing with 755.

The shortest player to ever play in the MLB was Eddie Gaedel, who stood at just 3’7″ and walked on four pitches in his only plate appearance in 1951.

The longest game in MLB history lasted 25 innings and took over eight hours to complete. The game was between the Chicago White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers in 1984.

In 1887, a player for the Philadelphia Phillies named George Wood hit a ball that got stuck in a fence, resulting in an inside-the-park home run.

The first official baseball game in Japan was played in 1873, and baseball is now one of the most popular sports in the country.

The first baseball glove was worn by Charles Waitt, a catcher for the St. Louis Browns, in 1875. The glove was just a modified work glove with extra padding.

In 1934, Babe Ruth was paid more than the President of the United States.

The highest number of hits in a single MLB season is 262, achieved by Ichiro Suzuki in 2004.

In 1907, a player for the Boston Doves named Dave Brain hit a home run over the fence but was ruled out because a dog ran onto the field and picked up the ball.

The first World Series was played in 1903 between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans (now the Red Sox).

In 1971, a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates named Dock Ellis claimed to have pitched a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD.

The record for the most consecutive games with a hit is 56, set by Joe DiMaggio in 1941.

The only player to ever hit a ball out of Yellowstone National Park was Mickey Mantle, in an exhibition game in 1951.

In 1982, a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Baltimore Orioles was delayed when an outfielder for the Brewers got his shoe stuck in the fence while trying to catch a fly ball.

The first player to steal second, third, and home in the same inning was Billy Hamilton of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1894.

In 1979, a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies was delayed when a swarm of bees took over the field.

The first player to hit four home runs in a single game was Bobby Lowe of the Boston Beaneaters in 1894.

In 1910, a game between the New York Giants and the Boston Doves was called off due to fog, even though the game was played indoors.

The first player to hit a grand slam in a World Series game was Tony Lazzeri of the New York Yankees in 1936.

The first player to hit a walk-off home run in a World Series game was Bill Mazeroski of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960.

In 1917, pitcher Babe Ruth set a record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched in a World Series with 29 2/3 innings.

The first African American player in MLB history was Jackie Robinson, who debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

The first pitcher to throw a perfect game in the modern era was Lee Richmond of the Worcester Ruby Legs in 1880.

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Pickleball

Pictured above: Jeff Napier (500Ways editor) playing pickleball. Your editor has created another website entirely dedicated to pickleball: OddPickleball.com

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

One of the founders of pickleball was Joel Pritchard, a US congressman at the time. He wanted to play badminton with some neighbors, but they couldn’t find a shuttlecock, so he cut some paddles on his bandsaw, lowered the net, and they used a wiffle ball.

The original pickleball court in still exists, and is revered as a sort of shrine.

The first serve of a game on many American courts is performed by the person in the northwest corner. That’s because it’s closest to Bainbridge Island.

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the United States.

Pickleball has been played in wheelchairs, on roller skates and on ice.

Pickleball on ice

Around 2018, a CBS News report stated that there were currently 2 million pickleball players in America, and that number was expected to grow to over 8 million within two years.

According to some accounts, the game is named after the inventor’s dog, Pickles. According to others, the dog Pickles, came later, and was named after the sport. In rowing, there is a boat called the ‘pickleboat’ which has the least powerful rowers on the team. Some say the game was named after the pickleboat.

One of the primary moves in pickleball is called ‘dinking.’ This is a carefully controlled low-energy shot that barely clears the net. This is designed to give the opponents no advantage. Unless a mistake is made, the best response to a dink is another dink. Sometimes, dinking rallies can last for many cycles until finally someone hits the net, hits the ball out of bounds, or high enough that an opponent can smash it back.

Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong.

There are two styles of serving in pickleball. One can drop the ball on the ground and hit it after it bounces. This kind of serve can be done in a variety of ways, such as topspin, backspin, long or short, high or low. The other serve is to drop the ball from one hand, and hit it before it falls to the ground. This must be done with an underhand stroke. With this serve, the ball must be hit below the wrist and below the waist. The bounce serve was illegal until 2021.

The court for pickleball is about one-third the size of a tennis court with nearly the same dimensions as a badminton court. Many former, older tennis players appreciate the smaller size because they have difficulty running around a full-size tennis court.

Shoes specially designed for pickleball can be purchased starting from $60.

The net for pickleball is two inches lower than a tennis net.

Although people of all ages play, pickleball is especially popular among seniors and retirees.

Pickleball has been played in all 50 states in the US and in many countries around the world.

The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) was founded in 2005.

The USAPA currently has over 40,000 members.

There are over 5,000 pickleball courts in the United States.

Pickleball is played with a variety of different paddles, including wooden, composite, and graphite paddles.

It is not legal to modify a pickleball paddle to change the surface friction.

One cannot legally use a homemade paddle.

If one puts ink or paint on a paddle to identify ownership, it must not be on the playing surface.

The weight of a pickleball paddle can range from 6 to 14 ounces (170 to 396 grams).

Pickleball balls are made of a durable plastic material and have 26-40 circular holes.

One can purchase two-tone pickleballs so the spin can be more easily seen.

Indoor pickleballs have larger holes than outdoor pickleballs.

Whereas in tennis one of the most common causes of injury is after a game when the winner tries to jump over the net to congratulate the loser, the most common serious injury in pickleball is from running backward. If an opponent lobs the ball high toward the back of the court, the recipient should turn around facing the back of the court, run past the place where the lob will land, turn back toward the front, then return the ball. That’s actually faster than running backward. In order to regain control, a good response to a lob is to lob it back. Humans are not designed to run backward. They are likely to fall. They may have difficulty throwing their arms backward to cushion the fall, and so may hit their head hard on the ground.

Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles.

The scoring system for pickleball is similar to that of ping pong.

Pickleball has its own set of unique rules, including the non-volley zone, which prohibits players from hitting the ball while standing inside the area near the net unless the ball has bounced first. Furthermore, one cannot step into the non-volley zone after hitting the ball in the air until after the rally is over.

The non-volley zone, ending seven feet (2.13 meters) from the net is often called the ‘kitchen.’

A move called the ‘Erne shot’ can be performed while standing outside the court next to the net.

Ellen DeGeneres says she’s ‘addicted’ to pickleball.

The first official pickleball tournament was held in 1976.

Pickleball has been added to the program of the National Senior Games and the USA Pickleball National Championships.

Pickleball is played in the Special Olympics.

In 2019, the first professional pickleball league, the Premier Pickleball League (PPL), was launched.

Pickleball is not an Olympic sport (yet!).

Pickleball can be a great form of exercise, with players burning up to 600 calories per hour.

Pickleball has been shown to improve hand-eye coordination, balance, and agility.

There is a growing trend of combining pickleball with travel, with many resorts and hotels offering pickleball programs and facilities.

At one RV resort in Florida, pickleball is played in the nude. If you were there, would you play?

Pickleball has inspired its own fashion trend, with many players sporting pickleball-themed clothing and accessories.

Although seemingly simple in construction, pickleball paddles can sell for upward of $250.00.

Pickleball has a strong sense of community, with players often forming close friendships and socializing off the court.

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10 Facts About Colorado

Colorado is the only state in the United States to have ever turned down the opportunity to host the Olympics. In 1972, the state voted against hosting the Winter Olympics due to environmental and financial concerns. They turned down the Winter Olympics again in 1976.

Colorado has the highest elevation of any state in the country, with the highest point being Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet.

The world’s first rodeo was held in Colorado in 1869 in Deer Trail.

Colorado is home to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, which features the tallest sand dunes in North America, rising over 750 feet high.

The highest suspension bridge in the United States is located in Colorado, the Royal Gorge Bridge, which spans 1,270 feet across a canyon.

The first license plate on a car in the United States was issued in Denver, Colorado, in 1908.

Colorado is the only state in the country to have ever had a license plate made out of porcelain.

Colorado is the birthplace of the cheeseburger. The trademark for the name “cheeseburger” was granted in 1935 to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver.

Colorado is the only state in the country to have a state song that was written by its citizens. “Rocky Mountain High” was written by John Denver and several others in 1972.

The world’s first atomic clock was built in Boulder, Colorado, in 1949.

The Colorado Rockies baseball team is the only major league sports team to have ever played a game at an altitude over 5,000 feet.

Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state in the country.

The town of Nederland, Colorado, celebrates Frozen Dead Guy Days every year, honoring the cryogenic preservation of a man named Bredo Morstoel.

Colorado is the only state to have ever elected an openly gay governor, Jared Polis.

The world’s largest collection of dinosaur bones is located at the Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado.

The world’s largest silver nugget, weighing in at 2,340 pounds, was found in Colorado in 1894.

The highest paved road in the United States is located in Colorado, the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, which reaches an elevation of 14,130 feet.