I was able to check TV Guide's predicted "best battles" of the 2000 Sydney Olympics: out of the 5 listed, 2 finished 1 and 2, 2 more finished 1 and 3, and the last finished 1 and 27. But further research showed the 27th place athlete had to drop out of the heptathlon after 5 events due to injury. So pretty good.
Either someone said this recently or I read it: Chinese teacups have no handles because if the cup is too hot to touch, the tea is too hot to drink. Makes a lot of sense in this era of hot-cup lawsuits.