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French Lick, Havana and Other Former Spring Training Sites

Players have reported to spring training to prepare for the upcoming baseball season. Half of the league’s 30 teams are holding camp in Florida, home of the Grapefruit League, and the other half are in Arizona, home of the Cactus League. Spring training wasn’t always concentrated in two states. In fact, it was once common [...]

Airless Tires for Moon Vehicles

Goodyear has developed for NASA a new airless tire made of springs that can be used on future moon missions: The tire, constructed out of 800 load bearing springs, is designed to carry much heavier vehicles (up to 10 times) over much greater distances (up to 100 times) than the wire mesh tire that Goodyear helped [...]

The Quick 10: The mental_floss Groundhog Round UP

In case you haven’t already heard, Punxsutawney Phil predicted another six weeks of winter this morning. Stupid groundhog. But there’s good news – if you don’t like what he had to say, there are plenty of other groundhogs you can consult instead. Here they are, complete with what they predicted today: 1. Punxsutawney Phil. We’ll start [...]