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Salty Dog
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roland is correct, good job!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pirate wrote:
Zombies inside perimeter.



Laughing Arr!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On this date in 1895, a new sport was introduced in Massachusetts. Its inventor called it Mintonette. What do we call it today?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will guess basketball.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salty Dog wrote:
I will guess basketball.

Your guess is close, in a sense: Basketball was invented four years earlier, just ten miles away. Compared to basketball, mintonette was intended to be a somewhat less rough game for older participants. Physical contact with an opposing player was virtually impossible.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it Team Handball? That sport is in the Olympics and popular with Europeans.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Volleyball was invented as an easier version of basketball, I think.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tennis? I’m guessing it has a net.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a search and Rusty is 100 percent correct! Volleyball was indeed invented as a safer version of basketball and draws on other games like tennis and European Football. Good job Rusty, I should have guessed this!

This means that a number of very popular sports were invented in the USA. Chief among them are basketball and volleyball, both invented in Massachusetts. Baseball was invented as an evolution of the British game of Rounders. American Football came from Rugby and some other games. That is a big impact on the world of sports!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusty is indeed correct.

Salty Dog wrote:
Baseball was invented as an evolution of the British game of Rounders.

I once encountered a game of rounders on a Sunday afternoon stroll through Hyde Park. It was obviously similar to baseball, but not quite the same. At the time I didn't know what I was seeing!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, let me think of something and verify it....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got this wrong on a quiz yesterday. There's no standardization with regard to area or population.

Which of the 50 American states has the most counties?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusty Edge wrote:
I got this wrong on a quiz yesterday. There's no standardization with regard to area or population.

Which of the 50 American states has the most counties?


I'll guess Texas.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Texas is right. But just in case, I'll guess Georgia, which appears to have small counties. (There is a big US map showing county boundaries in another office on my floor.)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will try Illinois. I grew up there and we had 102 counties, which is ridiculous!
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