Bowling, the frustrating, sometimes maddening game between you and the pins, is one of the most popular leisure sports in the world. It can make you smile, frown, cuss and sometimes hurt your back. It’s a family friendly game that has been around for years (see our fun trivia question on the age of bowling below). It’s great for birthday parties, first dates, and team building outings. It brings in regulars who partake in league bowling who convene at the bowling alley week after week, and occasional bowlers who come in to the alley for an evening of fun. How much do you know about the nitty gritty underlying facts of bowling? Find out below with our bowling trivia quiz.
Eleven. Some of the most well known brands are Hammer, Storm, Ebonite and Brunswick
It could be as old as 7000 years, as archeologists have found wall drawings of a sport that looks like bowling in an ancient Eygyptian tomb.
Martin Luther. When the game made its way over to America, 9 pin bowling was associated with gambling and became banned. 10 pin bowling was implemented as a workaround to allow citizens to legally play.
Bowling lanes are 42” wide and it’s 60 feet in length to where the headpin is placed.
Originally the boards were made from maple and pine wood, in the modern era most lanes are synthetic and made with fine particles coated with a melamine resin.
A turkey. Six strikes consecutive strikes is a wild turkey, and nine consecutive strikes is a golden turkey.
6 degree angle, which must be obtained by bowling a hook
To protect the wood, the oil acts as a slip agent and extends the life of the surface of the lanes.
Oil patterns used on the lanes.
Skid, Hook, and Roll
Reactive resin, aka modified polyurethane with a more porous surface
15 inches tall
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