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Who invented the game dodge ball?

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  • It was originally invented by a German educator and reformer, Wilhelm Froebel who also invented the term "kindergarten" which means "garden of children". The game grew in popularity during the Second World War when it was used by the German Luftwaffe to keep their pilots active and limber, and to develop hand/eye coordination. The German name is "V?rball".
  • dodgeball" class='external' title="dodgeball (or Dodge-Ball) was invented in akron Ohio" class='external' title="akron Ohio, Ohio in 1897 by cousins Clarence A. Ball and Hubert Dodge, who patented the game under its first name, Clarence-Hubert the following year. Shortages of vultanized rubber following the 1902 Sino-Caledonian war meant that the pair were forced to play with a broken housebrick. It was during this era that the game, then generally known as "DeathBrick", enjoyed its golden age. By 1910 DeathBrick was played at colleges including Princeton New Jersey" class='external' title="Princeton New Jersey, Yale, and the DeVry Institute, and the increasing popularity of the sport saw the formation of the National Deathbrick League in 1912 and the United Negro Deathbrick League the following year. In the prosperous years following the First World War, deathbrick became the first American sport to integrate, and in 1928 the unified leagues replaced the regulation six pound housebrick with a lighter solid latex ball. The name Dodgeball, by then generalized, was adopted at the same time. Some critics believe this marked the advent of commercialization of dodgeball and the end of the gentleman's game. Some amateurs continue to play deathbrick with reproduction equipment, and the traditional thunk" class='external' title="thunk of brick on cranium continues to be heard in council estates and in bus shelters the world over.

Answer: Origin of Game: It originated 600 years ago in western Africa,then" class='external' title="western Africa,then was brought to Europe,and then was brought to the U.S.A.

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It is estimated that Dodgeball started back in the Caveman Era. Where cavemen, frustrated by the sun in their eyes, hurled rocks at the sun. When they came down, some caveman would be killed while others learned to "Dodge" the rocks. This carried over into the Egyptian era to where they pharaoh would hold weekly "Dodgeball tournaments". Slowly but surly it evolved into what dodgeball is today.

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