HISTORY OF THE BALL . Imagine kicking a skull or pig's bladder around an open field to pass the time. If you lived in medieval days or even prior to the twentieth century, that's what you may have been doing.
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It wasn't until the twentieth century that most soccer balls were made out of rubber. Charles Goodyear in 1855 created the first vulcanized rubber soccer ball. Panels similar to that of today's basketball were glued together at the seams.
Styles were made out of rubber. Charles Goodyear in 1855 created the first vulcanized rubber soccer ball. Panels similar to that of today's basketball were glued together at the seams.
Bouncy ball designs have evolved from simple solid colors to complex designs like tie-dye, streaks, see-through, sparkles and neon. Novelty styles are also common, such as eye balls, billiard balls, happy faces and sports balls.
Although there are plenty of high tech toys out there, sometimes it is the simplest toys that captures the imagination of young children. Bouncy balls have been a staple of youth for a long time, and this colorful toy has plenty of interesting history.
There are two golf balls sitting on the Moon.On the first moon landing, US astronaut Alan Shepard swung a six iron four times. His first swing moved the ball less than a meter; his second swing missed and kicked up some dust. The third swing hit that same first ball about 200 yards - a slice. Then he dropped a second ball, and his fourth swing hit the ball about 400 yards.