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Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest seven times, more than any other country.
Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize, despite being nominated five times.
In 1983, a 61-year-old farmer won a 544 mile endurance race because he ran throughout the night while the younger ‘professional’ athletes slept.
A woman who won the lottery twice, for a total of US$5.4 million, now lives in a trailer park.
All three Grammys Elvis Presley won, were for his gospel songs.
A survivor of Hiroshima’s atomic bombing went to Boston in 1951 and won the Marathon.
In 1983, a 61-year-old potato farmer won an Australian Ultramarathon by running while others slept.
Sandra Bullock won the Oscar and the Golden Raspberry (for worst film) in the same weekend. She collected both.
No woman has won the physics Nobel Prize since 1963.
Bob Marley never won a Grammy while alive. His children collectively won 13.
Sylvester the Cat has won 3 Academy Awards.
The U.S. has only won the World Baseball Cup4 times while Cuba has won it 25 times.
A Pakistani squash player won 555 consecutive matches over 5 years and 8 months, the biggest winning streak in sports.
On one episode of “Price Is Right,” an elephant was offered as a “bonus prize.” The contestant won, insisted on the prize, and a live elephant from Kenya had to be delivered to him.
J.J. Thomson won the Nobel Prize in Physics (1906) for showing that the electron is a particle. His son, George Paget Thomson, won the Nobel Prize in Physics (1937) for showing that the electron is a wave.
The inventor of Lobotomy won a Nobel Prize for it.
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.
In 2011, IBM’s Watson computer competed on Jeopardy! against two former winners and won the first place prize of US$1 million.
In 1923, a jockey suffered a fatal heart attack but his horse finished and won the race, making him the first and only jockey to win a race after death.
Sam Houston, the general who won Texas independence from Mexico, was removed from his post as Governor after refusing to support the Confederacy on the Civil War.