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date: 14 October 2019

Boomerang Throwing 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Kelly Boyer SagertKelly Boyer SAGERT

Boomerang throwing is a sport in which participants throw curved sticks that return to the thrower. Although usually associated with Australian Aboriginal culture, boomerangs from other parts of the world may predate those depicted in Australian cave paintings. Boomerangs and throw sticks were found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, and a 23,000-year-old “throw stick” was found in Poland. ...

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