Earlier, pigs' bladders were used as rugby balls.
First motor car land speed record
The very first motor car land speed record was set by Ferdinand Verbiest.
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Rugby Balls Fact
Soccer Ball Fact
A soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels, held together by 642 stitches.
A baseball ball has exactly 108 stitches, a cricket ball has between 65 and 70 stitches.