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Everyone’s Been Bowling Once In Their Life, But Do You Really Know Anything About It?

Will those birthday parties from when you were a kid pay off?

Remember when going to the bowling alley was a thing?

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Well, now is your chance to test your memory to see if you even remember the rules and lingo.

  1. What is it called when you knock all the pins down on your first throw?

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    Strike

    That thunderous sound of knocking every pin over. It's a beautiful sound I hear (none)ce a game.

  2. How many pins are there in bowling?

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    10

    Four rows of 10 pins: 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the back.

  3. You throw the bowling ball down the ____ to reach the pins.

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    Lane

    The worker gives you a numbered "lane" to go play at while you eat some questionable French fries.

  4. What is it when you knock down the remaining pins on your second throw?

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    Spare

    So say you hit five pins down and then five more...your score sheet will have a "/" on that old and busted TV above your head.

  5. What shape are the pins lined up in?

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    A triangle.

    10 pins ordered 1 pin, 2 pins, 3 pins, and 4 pins do indeed make a triangle.

  6. What's the highest score you can get in bowling?

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    300

    Rolling a perfect game is 300. I got 129 one time and walked around like I owned the place. Those were my younger, inexperienced years back in 2018.

  7. What is it called when you get three strikes in a row?

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    Turkey

    I only know this because of that Nickelodeon channel that showed all the game shows like Double Dare 2000 and Legends of the Hidden Temple.

  8. You want to avoid the ____, located on both sides of the lane.

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    Gutters

    That magical place your ball ends up most of the time.

  9. What is the safety net you use in bowling if you want to have a game so everyone can hit the pins?

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    Bumpers

    Every cool kid did the ol' ricochet method. Mine still found a way to end up in the gutter.

  10. What are those special shoes you have to wear called?

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    Bowling Shoes

    I always wanted my own and realized society would never accept me wearing bowling shoes outside of an alley.

  11. How many finger holes are there in a bowling ball?

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    3

    Use your thumb, middle, and ring finger to grip the ball.

  12. What is the line called you must stay behind as you throw the ball?

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    Foul Line

    And there would always be that one kid trying to walk closer and get yelled at by a worker.

  13. Between you and the pins, what is painted on the lane to assist you?

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    Arrows

    Aim for the center arrow and cross your fingers.

  14. What colors are standard bowling pins?

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    White and Red

    The color of the quiz should have helped you out.

  15. What is that thing that picks up the pins called?

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    Pinspotter

    It lifts up the rack so it can clear the lane of any knocked over pins.

  16. What's the group of pins called?

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    Rack

    Similar to billiards, the ten pins are called a "rack." Although, I am all for changing it to "Pinfam."

  17. What is the name of that machine that adults would always tell you to keep your hand away from?

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    Ball Return

    Nothing special here. I think a lot of kids grew up calling it the "spitter," but it is simply called the "ball return."