I had a question from my previous post from mtn asking why the game was called foosball. I had no idea so I looked it up and decided to share the information.
Foosball is the American interpretation of 'fussball' - the German word for soccer. The formal name of the game is table soccer, but the most amusing name is babyfoot, its original name. A Frenchman named Lucien Rosengart (1880-1976) is believed to be the inventor of the first foosball table. He is also accredited with the invention of the minicar, frontwheel drive, and the seat belt. Foosball has more uses other than recreation. It has been used in rehabilitation of hand-eye coordination and social rehabiliation (federal correctional institutions).