On Super Bowl sunday, I usually can be found bowling with friends instead of watching football. We dress up in superhero costumes and award each other silly trophies that we've created just for the occasion. We actually call it the "Super Bowl," because, well, bowling.
Honestly though, I've never put much thought into getting better at the actual game. This video by Vox shows how serious pro bowlers get about the nearly-hidden oil patterns on the lanes. By paying attention to this oil, they're able to strategize how to hit the "pocket," that sweet spot between pins that makes them all fall down.
I had no idea.
Astoria Bowl is a something of landmark in the Queens borough of New York City, a struggling business inside a massive building where time has seemingly stopped. Turtle Down Films created this lovely short documentary (shot before COVID-19) about this “anachronism, a vestige of the sport’s mid-century heyday era… an oasis in the truest sense […]
You’ve probably never seen a bowler knock down a strike quite like this. I mean, what are the chances? Wasn’t planned or done over and over, it just happened. Triggers asthma at the end. (digg)
Florian Kohler (previously), aka Venom Trickshots, teamed up with bowling trick shot master Jason Belmonte for some pretty astonishing billiards-bowling hybrid tricks.
From ordering from Amazon to paying bills over the web to something as simple as bottled water, we’re all hooked on modern convenience. We can’t help it. There are just too many modern world advances that save us too much time not to become a creature of comfort and go the easy route. Even if […]
No matter whether you go into the office or work from home, whether you roll out of bed at 5 a.m. or never get up before 9, we all agree a day can on how you feel first thing in the morning when you wake up. If you wake up feeling groggy or out of […]
The aluminum can is a great invention. And for 60 years, it and its crafty little addition, the pull tab, have made transporting and drinking all of our favorite beers, soft drinks and other beverages about 1,000 percent easier. Of course, evolution continues — and even an innovation as awesome as the aluminum can is […]