Sunday, August 09, 2009

Odd Victorian Factoid 25: Screaming Shuttlecocks


Odd Victorian Factoid #25

Modern badminton was "discovered" in the 19th century by British officers in India who watched locals play a game called Poona. In England it became known as "Hit and Scream." But in 1873, at the Badminton House in Gloucestershire, the British version of the game was officially launched and henceforth known as badminton.


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