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The 23rd tallest tree in the world is called Adam.

Depiction of Dorando Pietri staggering across ...

Depiction of Dorando Pietri staggering across the finish line of the 1908 Olympic marathon, unfortunately for him, he was later disqualified

In chess, the Shannon number is an estimated lower bound on the game-tree complexity (the total number of possible games that can be played) which is estimated to be at least 10123. As a comparison, the number of atoms in the observable universe is estimated to be between 4×1079 and 1081.

Charles Hefferon, a South African runner who competed in the Marathon in the 1908 Summer Olympics. Hefferon was in the lead until, with just a few miles to go, he drank a glass of champagne offered to him by a well-meaning fan. He promptly slowed down and was overtaken by other runners.

The night before his first race at the 1972 Olympic Games, legendary swimming champ Mark Spitz almost decided to shave off his famous moustache. However, when a Russian coach started giving him a hard time about sporting facial hair, Spitz joked that the moustache made him swim faster by keeping water away from his mouth. Spitz kept his moustache and went on to win 7 gold medals at the Games. At the next Olympics, all the Russian swimmers were sporting moustaches.

According to the Talmud, the central text of mainstream Judaism, Adam only lasted 12 hours in the Garden of Eden.

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