Friday, March 27, 2009

"What kind of yard never needs mowing?"

"What kind of yard never needs mowing?": "In 1965, the Houston Astrodome opened as a state-of -the-art temple of sport. The huge dome atop the facility was made of glass plating to let in natural light, but remained closed to protect fans and players against the Texas summer heat. However, a problem quickly became evident: The glass would beam sunlight directly into the corneas of fielders trying to track fly balls. Sunglasses provided little to no defense."