National Bowling Day is August 12, 2017. Check for special celebrations at your local lanes. If you download “Bowlmojis” from nationalbowlingday.com, some bowling centers will give you a free game. Check to see if yours is on the list. In any case, you’ll have some cool emojis to use.
If you’re a bowler, here’s a bit of trivia to impress your bowling friends. The game, which is one of the most popular sports in the world, may have originated in Egypt as early as 3200 B.C. In the 1930s, British anthropologist Sir Flinders Petrie discovered crude balls and pins in a dig, and decided they were used in some sort of game. Germans claim bowling started in their country about 300 A.D. The Brits were definitely bowling in 1366, when King Edward III banned the sport because it interfered with his soldiers’ archery practice.