Weird Zone by Maria Birmingham
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...some of the most bizarre sporting stories to be told, including a football game during which the fog got so dense, the players couldn’t see the ball and the baseball game that lasted 33 innings...Any sports aficionado will easily be lost in these pages.
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Think soccer, baseball, basketball, and hockey are the only options in the world of sports? Think again! Weird Zone: Sports uncovers the "other" sports, from the local and hidden to the strange, bizarre, and downright crazy.

Playing football with over 200 people per team? (Just imagine the pile-up!) Chasing a giant wheel of cheese down an English hillside? Wrestling with your toes? This book contains all the funny facts about these sports — and many, many more!

With science and history sidebars, pop quizzes, and tons of amazing photographs and hilarious illustrations, Weird Zone: Sports is the ultimate addition to every sports addict's library.
 

About Maria Birmingham

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Maria Birmingham is a long-standing contributor to OWL and chickaDEE magazines, writing numerous features and recurring sections for both. She also served as the managing editor of OWL. She lives in Brampton, Ontario.Jamie Bennett is a graduate of Sheridan College with 30 years of illustration experience. She lives in Toronto.
 
Published April 9, 2013 by Owlkids Books. 128 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.
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...some of the most bizarre sporting stories to be told, including a football game during which the fog got so dense, the players couldn’t see the ball and the baseball game that lasted 33 innings...Any sports aficionado will easily be lost in these pages.

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