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According to National Geographic, the first person to climb Mount Fuji was an anonymous monk in 663 A.D. Up until the Meiji era in the late 19th century, only men were allowed to climb to the summit.

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      Q: What is the height of the net in volleyball?

      A: The height of the net in men's volleyball is 7 feet 11 5/8 inches, and in women's volleyball, it is 7 feet 4 1/8 inches. Official nets are 32 feet long and 39 inches tall.
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    • What is the difference between individual and dual sports?

      Q: What is the difference between individual and dual sports?

      A: In individual sports, a player competes without a partner, but in dual sports, a player has two or more partners. An example of an individual sport is tennis. On the other hand, double tennis is an example of a dual sport. The other kind of sport is team sport, where games are played by a group of people against an opposing group.
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    • How long does an NHL game last?

      Q: How long does an NHL game last?

      A: A regulation NHL game is 60 minutes of actual play time; however, the game time lasts approximately two and a half hours with intermissions and timeouts. The length of a game can be extended in the event of a delay or overtime.
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    • What are the basic gymnastics positions?

      Q: What are the basic gymnastics positions?

      A: The six basic body positions in gymnastics include the arch, pike, tuck, straddle, hollow and lunge. The skills of gymnasts, such as the ability to jump over a balance beam, fly over a vault through the air in a powerful way and swing very high on parallel bars, may seem very difficult to learn, but extensive practice is what makes them successful.
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      Q: What are the overtime rules for playoffs in the NHL?

      A: If a game is tied at the end of the third period in the NHL playoffs, periods of 20 minutes are played until a goal is scored. This differs from the rules of overtime in the regular season, where only one 5-minute overtime period is played followed by a shootout if the score remains tied.
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    • What are the different kinds of gymnastics?

      Q: What are the different kinds of gymnastics?

      A: The different kinds of gymnastics are women’s artistic, men’s artistic, rhythmic, trampoline, power tumbling and acrobatic. Women’s artistic and men’s artistic are the most popular forms of gymnastics and have the most participants. Events include the floor exercise, vault, uneven bars and parallel bars. Women’s gymnastics is considered a combination of flexibility, power and grace, while men’s gymnastics is known for displays of strength.
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      A: A hare scramble is a type of off-road, outdoor motorcycle race. These are at least semi-official races that are performed on a designated course that is typically more than 2 miles long. In addition to variations in distance, hare scramble races can also vary in average race time.
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    • How dangerous is drag racing?

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      A: There is a risk involved with professional, organized drag racing that takes place on a track, but given how many people have participated in these events over the years and how rare serious injury or death is, it can be considered a reasonably safe, though risky, activity. Drag racing is overseen by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), a professional organization which has implemented many safety standards for professional drag racers. The NHRA is particularly quick to respond with the implementation of new safety regulations after a fatal accident.
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      A: Funny cars are designed to be faster than the average automobile, and while each individual car may have its own unique horsepower output, funny cars are often seen traveling at speeds of more than 300 miles per hour. Horsepower capabilities for these racing cars are typically upwards of 6,000 HP, often maxing out around 8,000 HP.
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      Q: Who was the first person to complete a backflip on a motocross bike?

      A: Though the backflip was once considered a physically impossible and dangerous move, Caleb Wyatt proved that it was possible by successfully executing a flip on a motorcycle in 2002. According to ESPN, Wyatt was the first person to correctly execute a full backflip on a full-size motorcycle; another professional rider, Carey Hart, attempted a backflip in 2001, but didn't successfully complete the trick. After Wyatt's successful execution of the single backflip, what was once considered a dangerously impossible stunt became a standard part of freestyle motocross competition.
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      A: NASCAR races run counter-clockwise because left turns are safer on oval tracks since the drivers sit on the left side of the vehicle, and the right-hand side would hit the wall in an accident. Left-hand turns are also easier for the driver to make while sitting on the left side.
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