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Are there sports invented by Poles?


professays  
27 Feb 2007 /  #1
Are there sports invented by Poles?
huge  
27 Feb 2007 /  #2
Vodka drinking?
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
27 Feb 2007 /  #3
I don't think there are. Maybe not professional anyway.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
27 Feb 2007 /  #4
Not strictly speaking a sport but a little known fact:

The oldest known non-returning boomerang, an artifact found in Poland, dates from about 20,000 years ago.

I suppose it might have been a test of skill as well as for hunting. Anyway it should upset the Aussies no end.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
27 Feb 2007 /  #5
The oldest known non-returning boomerang, an artifact found in Poland, dates from about 20,000 years ago.

:)

so... a non-returning boomerang would be a stick that you throw... :(
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
27 Feb 2007 /  #6
Yes true, but it's a curved stick to increase the areodynamics and stability in flight. Most of the original boomerangs were in fact non returning. As people got lazier ........
peterweg 37 | 2,319  
27 Feb 2007 /  #7
Yep, they are called throwing sticks. Very common hunting weapon.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throwing_Stick
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
27 Feb 2007 /  #8
so... a non-returning boomerang would be a stick that you throw...

ha ha :)

Most of the original boomerangs were in fact non returning

Then they weren't called boomerangs I guess.Do you think they were curved just for looks?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
27 Feb 2007 /  #9
they are called throwing sticks

sort of my point... at what stage did a stick... picked up off the ground or from a tree, but nonetheless curved to increase the areodynamics and stability in flight... become a boomerang so that it can be established that the oldest one is 20,000 years old and from poland...?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
27 Feb 2007 /  #10
Are there sports invented by Poles?

No idea, but I don't think that any mainstream sports were invented here...
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
27 Feb 2007 /  #11
entertainment.howstuffworks.com/boomerang4.htm

Here is the link to the article. Must have shown signs of being shaped by hand.
peterweg 37 | 2,319  
27 Feb 2007 /  #12
No idea, but I don't think that any mainstream sports were invented here...

Besides Football, cricket, Rugby, tennis (possibly), golf. Probably a few more.
peterweg 37 | 2,319  
27 Feb 2007 /  #14
By Here I assumed you meant the UK?
moja-droga  
24 Apr 2007 /  #15
Of course there is. It is called:

Palant

It is played with a ball, a stick (bat) and bases...

North American Baseball has roots from this ancient Polish game.

Regards

Zbigniew
Gus  
24 Apr 2007 /  #16
Are there sports invented by Poles?

Summertime or Wintertime? This I can help you.

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