How Three Strikes Became a “Turkey”

How Three Strikes became a Turkey – Have you ever heard someone use the word “turkey” when talking about bowling?  In bowling, a turkey means shooting three strikes in a row.  This silly name might sound like something someone came up with as a joke, but it actually...

The History of Bowling

There’s no doubt bowling has been around for a very long time.  Just how long?  You might be surprised. In 1895 while researching an ancient egyptian grave, British archeologist Flinders Petrie discovered a group of heavy stone balls.  If Petrie was correct that they...

How it Works – Behind the Lanes

Do you ever wonder what happens after your ball hits the pins?  How does the computer know how many pins you hit?  How does your ball reappear so quickly on the ball return?  It’s actually pretty interesting! The machine that sets up the pins and sends your ball back...

My Life As a Bowling Ball

Hi there!  I am Brenna the bowling ball. Bowling balls come in all different colors and sizes.  I am a pink 8 pound ball. My brother, Brendan, is an orange 10 pound ball and my best friend, Brittany, is a purple 7 pound ball!  I l live with all my friends at Laurel...