Friday, July 11, 2008

Orange Trivia Answer is....

OK so while I figure this new computer out and why AOL won't load properly, here is the answer of the trivia question from the other day that Poncho has half of but I am sure this is exactly what he meant, the Nerf basketball which if you read below will tell you the history of it. Sorry about making you wait but when a hard drive crashes, it's a bit hard to get on and answer. And for the record, those new Nerfs are not my style, I love them old school where you can rip pieces of it for gripping and your own home court advantage haha.

Parker Brothers originally developed NERF, beginning with a four-inch (102 mm) polyurethane foam ball. In 1969, Reyn Guyer, a games inventor also responsible for Twister, came to the company with a volleyball game that was safe for indoor play. After studying the game carefully, Parker Brothers decided to eliminate everything but the foam ball. In 1970, the NERF ball was introduced as the "world's first official indoor ball". Marketed that one can "Throw it indoors; you can't damage lamps or break windows. You can't hurt babies or old people."[4] The ball filled a strong consumer need and by the year's end more than four million NERF balls had been sold.[5] The four-inch (102 mm) ball was followed closely by a large version called "Super NERF Ball". Shortly after, in 1972, a basketball game called "NERFoop" and the NERF football joined the family. The football quickly became the most popular NERF ball.

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