Bill Nye, the science guy invented an improved version of ballet shoes!
Children of the 1990's know Bill Nye. They know him better as "Bill Nye the Science Guy." Wonderful were the days when a substitute wheeled a portable television in the classroom and put on an episode of "Bill Nye" for your entertainment. He was cooky and his experiments were fun. You know he wears bow-ties and a white lab coat and loves science but bet you didn't know that he has a patent pending for an updated ballet shoe.
Apparently, Bill was doing a program on muscles and tendons for his show and as part of that, visited a ballet. While there, he noticed that all the ballerina's pointy shoes were bloody. This is part of the struggle of dancing on pointe, yes, but Bill decided that ballet shoes needed an update badly. Since ballet shoes really haven't been updated in tens, maybe hundreds of year, Nye decided to create a new one. He likes his update to Nike's athletic shoes compared to the original Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers. Who knew Bill was so in to ballet?