TIL Basketballs had to be retrieved (with a dowel) after scoring a point for 15+ years, until they finally started using nets they could fall through

Read more: https://www.britannica.com/sports/basketball

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  1. I remember as a kid we nailed a plastic crate up on a wall to use as a hoop. We just busted the bottom of it out before we did it. Seems like a pretty intuitive design choice to me.

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