Bingo History - The Origins Of Bingo Games

Written by Mark Falco

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Hurrying back to New York he quickly made his own replica ofrepparttar carnival game and invited friends over to play at a specially organised party. It was just a popular there in his appartment torepparttar 109996 point where one member got so excited that she stumbled overrepparttar 109997 call of "Beano!" to signify she had won and shouted out "BINGO!" instead. The name stuck and when Lowe producedrepparttar 109998 first commercial version ofrepparttar 109999 game retailing for just $1 that'srepparttar 110000 name it was marketed with.

Bingo of course never stayed as a parlour game but soon made it's way into being a large multiplayer social gambling event we see today. How it got that way is, unlikely as it sounds, due in large part torepparttar 110001 efforts of a Pensylvanian priest! The priest needed to find a fundraising event for his church and sawrepparttar 110002 game of bingo as beingrepparttar 110003 ideal way to do it. He set up large-scale bingo game events with hundreds of players instead ofrepparttar 110004 handfulrepparttar 110005 original game had been designed for andrepparttar 110006 idea really took off.

Unfortunately, each game now had tens of winners instead of a few so he commissioned a mathematician to create cards with 6000 unique number combinations, a task which took several months by hand as there were no computers to help back then. Once finished howeverrepparttar 110007 game of bingo really took off in it's modern form torepparttar 110008 point where in 1934, just a few years after bingo first hitrepparttar 110009 mass market, there was over 10,000 games being played per week across America. Now of course, bingo is a multi-million dollar industry acrossrepparttar 110010 world and can be played online 24 hours a day if it takes your fancy.

Mark Falco is the webmaster and owner of A Penny Earned, a UK shopping site and rewards site which lists Free Bingo, Online Games and Free Lotteries amongst other free and fun stuff online.

A Blowing Bubble Activity that will Blow the Kids Away!

Written by Anne-Marie Killer

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The best detergents to use are Joy and Dawn detergents but you need to experiment to see what works best for you. You also need either glycerine or white Karo Syrup. This ensures colorful, sturdy bubbles. Glycerine can be bought from most drug stores, but it is expensive. Karo Syrup is available atrepparttar grocery store and is less expensive. Amazingly enough, not any water is suitable! Hard water does not work whereas soft water does. Try using your tap water, but if you fail to get good bubbles, try using distilled water.

Solution 1:

1 Part Dawn Ultra/Joy Ultra : 15 parts distilled/soft water : 0.25 part glycerine/white Karo Syrup

Solution 2:

1 Part Regular Dawn /Regular Joy : 10 parts distilled/soft water : 0.25 part glycerine/white Karo Syrup

Solution 3:

2 Parts Regular Dawn /Regular Joy : 4 parts glycerine : 1 part white Karo Syrup

Most importantly - just have FUN!

Anne-Marie Killer is a mother of two teenagers and a toddler. She is the webmaster and owner of Read her blog where she documents the process of setting up at

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