Interesting things about billiards
Pool or billiards whatever you want to call it actually started as a lawn game.
Pool is considered the safest game you can play.
No one has any idea where, when or who built the first billiard table.
In 1903 the first coin operated pool table was patented.
The pool table cloth has not changed in 400 years; it started with wool and still is.
Back in the days before composites the billiard ball was made of ivory.
The church frowned upon the idea of billiards calling it sinful, corrupt and dangerous.
The term pool room today refers to a room where billiards are played however, in the past it was a room for horse racing.