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Kittens Watching Tennis

(YouTube link) It must be a big-screen TV, as these adorable kittens are mesmerized by watching a tennis match -or the ball, at least. -via Laughing Squid

Blind Tennis

The photo of a tennis game above may look a bit strange to you: the court is a bit small, the net is a badminton net lowered to the ground, and the oversized ball bounces two to three times and jingles [...]

Dog’s Dream Comes True

(YouTube link) A local tennis instructor gave this family 300 used tennis balls because their Lab loves tennis balls. This playtime, he hit the jackpot! -via The Daily What

Puzzle-Master Will Shortz on Table Tennis

I’ve been hearing Will Shortz on NPR for years, doing the Sunday puzzle. He’s also, of course, crossword editor for the New York Times so I’ve been doing those puzzles for years as well. It was a surprise to me to learn that Shortz is not just a puzzle nerd, but also a [...]

Invest in Tennis with Wimbledon Bonds

Building and maintaining the tennis venue at Wimbledon is expensive, so starting in the 1920s, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club sold bonds to investors. But buyers don’t get money; they get tickets. They can sell these tickets freely on an open market and thus earn a profit: The club has issued these since [...]

Tiny Table Tennis

Tiny Table Tennis – $9.95 Do you have the back to work blues? Keep the holiday weekend party going with the Tiny Table Tennis set from the NeatoShop. Grab a coworker or play by yourself. This miniature ping pong set is the perfect addition to any cluttered desk. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more [...]

Tennis Playing Robotic Swiss Quadrocopters

They say that one day robots and computers will be able to do things better than humans can. This pair of flying machines can already play tennis better than I can. Granted that’s not saying much on my part, but still the video at the link is really impressive. Mark Muller, Sergei Lupashin and Raffaello D’Andrea [...]

Budgie Balancing on a Ball

Yes, the budgerigar is probably trying to mount the tennis ball, but I still find the cuteness factor to be very high and the floor extremely clean. Click play or go to Link [YouTube] – via Metafilter

The Late Movies: Incredible Rallies

Roger Federer & Lleyton Hewitt go back and forth seemingly forever in this unbelievable tennis rally. Two table tennis masters put on an incredible display. Watch as they even switch sides of the table as they go. Then 12-year old Ai Fukuhara sets a new ping-pong rally world record with 173 hits in 60 seconds. The University of [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sally Ride

© Kimberly White/Reuters/Corbis You know Sally Ride as the first American woman to travel into space. Today let’s take a look at five things you might now know about the astronaut. 1. She Proved There Is Such a Thing as a Stupid Question When Ride made her first space flight in 1983, she was both the first American [...]