Billiards tables are sometimes referred to as pool tables because in the 19th century men used to pool together bets for horse races. These "pools" were held in special rooms called poolrooms, where pool tables were installed so patrons could pass time between races. pooltables.com/history-of…
Walter Donaldson, a two-time World Snooker Champion, converted his snooker room into a cowshed and used the slate from his billiard table for paving. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
Billiards is called β€œPool” because of horse race poolrooms. In the 1800s betting parlors were called poolrooms, β€œpool” referring to a collective bet. Billiard tables were installed in poolrooms for people to pass time between races. Eventually the phrase β€œshooting pool” meant playing billiards. thebilliardshop.com/histo…
Billiard tables are traditionally made with slate tops to give them their flat play surface. electronics.howstuffworks…
It is impossible to predict the paths of colliding billiard balls after only a few collisions. Tiny differences in initial positions accumulate to such a degree that by the sixth or seventh collision even the force of gravity from people standing near the pool table changes the outcome. io9.gizmodo.com/the-physi…
Billiard is Highly Unpredictable, In Order to Accurately Compute the Trajectory of the Ninth Impact, You Need to Take Account the Gravitational Pull of Someone Standing Next to the Table. The 56th Impact, Every Single Elementary Particle in the Universe Needs to be Present in Your Assumptions! anecdote.com/2007/10/the-…
Pool (billiards) was originally a croquet-like lawn game--which is why pool tables are covered in green felt. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The green material on billiards, blackjack, craps, and other gaming tables is called "baize." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai…
Billiards was once a lawn game played outdoors, which is why today’s pool tables have a green felt cover. bca-pool.com/?page=39

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