en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truncated_icosahedron

In geometry, the truncated icosahedron is an Archimedean solid, one of 13
convex isogonal ... This geometry is associated with footballs (soccer balls)
typically patterned with white hexagons and bl...

www.reference.com/sports-active-lifestyle/numbers-hexagons-pentagons-official-soccer-ball-6bdef0478e924123

An official soccer ball typically consists of 20 white hexagons and 12 black
pentagons tightly stitched together for a puzzle-like fit. Manufacturers began
using ...

mentalfloss.com/article/51296/evolution-soccer-balls

Aug 16, 2013 ... In 1855, Goodyear created the first rubber soccer ball. Then ... official orange
soccer balls were manufactured for better visibility. ... The ball's pattern of white
hexagons with black pentagons made it easily visible on television.

bedtimemath.org/fun-math-soccer-ball/

Oct 19, 2014 ... Have you ever wondered how many shapes a soccer ball has on it? It has 12
pentagons and 20 hexagons, and no pentagons touch each ...

math.stackexchange.com/questions/18340/why-are-there-12-pentagons-and-20-hexagons-on-a-soccer-ball

Jan 20, 2011 ... Is this special, or are there an arbitrary number of assorted n-gons sets that may
be .... (One of these, the buckyball, looks just like a soccer ball.) ...

livewell.jillianmichaels.com/soccer-balls-made-hexagons-4225.html

Soccer balls have come a long way since the days of inflated pigs bladders
wrapped in ... discovered that using patches of leather shaped in hexagons and
pentagons ... It's official shape name is a spherical polyhedron but it is
affectionately ...

www.hoist-point.com/soccerball.htm

The classic soccer ball is made of the collection of leather pieces of 12 ... The
pentagons and hexagons border each other, and therefore have the same side
sizes. ... The total number of such pentagons is 12, and each is centered at one of
12 ...

www.fastcodesign.com/3032101/the-curious-history-of-the-world-cup-soccer-ball

Jun 19, 2014 ... The design history of the world's favorite ball, from leather clunkers to the ... the
1970 World Cup, also the first time Adidas manufactured the official ball. ... been
in use for a decade, those hexagons and pentagons scream, "soccer." ... The
major development here was the reduction of the number of pan...

www.sciencenews.org/article/bending-soccer-ball

Jul 4, 2006 ... View More. . Math Trek. Numbers ... The official soccer ball for the 2006 World
Cup is made from 14 curved panels. Adidas. A truncated ... (1) It is a polyhedron
the consists of only pentagons and hexagons. (2) The sides of ...

www.quora.com/Why-are-footballs-made-with-a-combination-of-hexagons-and-pentagon-shapes

The modern 32-panel ball design was developed in 1962 by Eigil Nielsen, and
technological ... How many hexagons and pentagons are used to make a soccer
ball? Why are football nets knitted with hexagonal units? Why are pencils ...