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10 Interesting Bowling Facts

by / Friday, 24 July 2015 / Published in Latest Posts

We talk a lot about bowling on this blog. Obviously. You’ve learned much about bowling from the many blog posts we’ve written. There’s still more to be learned, however. And that’s why, this week, we’re filling your brain with 10 interesting bowling facts.

10 Interesting Bowling Facts

  1. The maximum number of holes allowed in a bowling ball is 12.
  2. The first indoor bowling lanes were built in New York City in 1840.
  3. The largest bowling center is located in Japan. It has 116 lanes!
  4. The largest bowling center in the US is in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s also the second largest bowling alley in the world.
  5. You get a “Golden Turkey” when you bowl nine strikes in a row.
  6. Reno, Nevada is home to a bowling stadium. Yep, an actually stadium for bowling!
  7. Fried heads are the dried up portion of the first 15 or 20 feet of the lane.
  8. There is no minimum weight requirement on a bowling ball. The lightest one ever made weighed only four pounds.
  9. A bowling ball is allowed to weigh up to 16 pounds (for ten pin bowling).
  10. A bowling pin is required to be 15 inches in height.

Share these fun facts with your family tomorrow at our FREE bowling for kids day, part of Appleton’s Children’s Week, from 3 – 9 pm.  As always, we’re focusing on reconnecting families!  Make lasting memories with your kiddos, without all of the distractions.  Beat the heat and stop on out for some fantastic family fun!  Here are the details:

  • FREE Bowling at Super Bowl on July 25, 2015 (3:00-9:00 p.m.)

Bowling will be free for graduating HS Seniors and younger. Includes 2 games of bowling and your shoes! Discounted games for parents during this time ($2.00 games/$1.00 shoes).

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One Response to “10 Interesting Bowling Facts”

  1. Nathaniel says : Reply

    yo, so like, you’re saying i could bring in a 2oz bowling ball and still play?


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