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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Information on Foosball

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).

12 comments:

  1. it's actually a very hard game to play...:/

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  2. I have horrible hand eye coordination. suck at any and all sports. :(

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  3. good info nice to know, and props for getting back to your followers.

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  4. Very interesting! thanks for digging up that info.

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  5. Interesting I always wondered why it was called that as well.

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  6. I thought it was pretty obvious, but then I'm european.

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  7. interesting post thanks for sharring it too

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  8. In france we call it "baby foot"
    (foot is the shortcut for football in France)
    Btw, starcraft is way better for hand - eye coordination !
    Nice read though

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  9. learned something new about foosball

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  10. ....I'm commenting on an old post with an inane comment, I know...

    ...but I fuckin' LOVE foosball. I had a table at my house for the longest time.

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