The Big Think

September 25, 2010

Boldly Going

Filed under: Space — jasony @ 7:58 pm

The next Mars rover is named Curiosity. That makes my heart smile.


Filed under: Games — jasony @ 11:34 am

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman throws the fastest pitch in MLB history. 105mph. Amazingly, this was during a 25 pitch streak where every pitch was above the century mark.

This is just astounding. I tried my hand at a radar-measured pitch a few years ago. I thought “well, I’m a fairly big and coordinated guy. I’ll bet I can get to 60mph”. Yeah, right. I was barely able, with all my might, to break 40. 100+mph for 25 consecutive pitches is just incredible.

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