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Fun facts about Bowling
- Indoor bowling started in New York City in 1840.
- Bowling balls can weigh anywhere from 6 lbs to 16 lbs.
- The first bowling balls were made of wood until the early 1900s.
- The largest bowling alley is in Japan with a whopping 141 lanes!
- A bowling lane is 60 feet long from the foul line to the headpin.
- The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) was started in 1958.
- The earliest forms of bowling date back around 4,000 years ago in ancient Rome and Greece.
The best professional bowlers recorded by the PBA
- Walter Ray Williams - 42 titles
- Earl Anthony - 41 titles
- Mark Roth - 34 titles
- Pete Weber - 33 titles
- Parker Bohn III - 30 titles
- Mike Aulby - 27 titles
- Chris Barnes - 7 titles
- Don Carter - 6 titles.