Useless Information

by Larry Emmott on January 22, 2021

in Just for Fun

Useless but interesting:

Arch supports were created by Konrad Birkenstock in 1897.  He designed shoes that followed the shape of the foot so that comfort would increase. The basic design revolutionized the footwear industry.

Dimpled golf balls travel up to four times farther than smooth-surfaced golf balls. In the early days, smooth-surfaced balls were used until golfers discovered that old, bumpy balls traveled longer distances. The science of aerodynamics explains the phenomenon. The dimples reduce the drag on a golf ball by redirecting air pressure behind the golf ball rather than in front of it, changing the levels of pressure by bringing the main airstream very close to the surface of the golf ball. This high-speed airstream near the ball increases the amount of pressure behind the ball, thereby forcing the ball to travel farther.

According to the Detroit Free Press, 68 percent of professional hockey players have lost at least one tooth.

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