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03 October 2006

Nike?

Some of you may not be familiar with Good Eats...  We were watching an episode last night, and I have to say that it gave me  a tiny bit of respect to Nike... here's why...

Quote:

        For instance, in 1971, a track coach named Bill Bowerman poured liquid rubber into his wife's waffle iron, and glued the resulting grid onto a pair of running shoes he'd been working on.    Bowerman was trying to create a shoe with low mass, but with great traction, and he had a hunch that the answer lay in the high surface-to-mass ratio of the waffle grid.    Heh, heh, heh. The shoes worked pretty good.    So they named them after the fleet-of-foot Greek goddess of victory, Nike.

Getting your start by pouring liquid rubber into a waffle iron? Ok, I can like that.


WILL POWER!
"Getting your start by pouring liquid rubber into a waffle iron? Ok, I can like that."

Me too.  What I can't like is sweat shops.


Posted by WILL POWER! on Wed Oct 04 09:05:00 PDT 2006