Mongolian Hasky sack.

In ancient times Mongolians played Hacky sack or foot-bag; Mongolian’s called this Teveg. Famous Mongolian writer L. Tudev said that this game was originated in Mongolia. Mongolian "Teveg" made by tiny peace of dry sheepskin with lead.
The foot-bag originated in Asia during the dynasty era in ancient China. Imperial guards stayed alert during their overnight assignments by kicking a small round object that was stuffed with hair around. A similar object was used to train Chinese soldiers in 2600 B.c.
About 2,000 years ago in Asia, a game called shuttlecock began to be played. At its center was a disc with feathers this was kicked between players. Shuttlecock is still played in parts of the continent.

The history of the footbag in the United States began in the early 1970s. Mike Marshall had taken a trip to Asia and seen one of the footbag-like games there. In 1972, Marshall met John Stalberger Jr., a former football player recovering from a knee injury who was looking for a rehabilitation exercise. They came up with the footbag. This early version was a small sock stuffed with dried corn and tied. Stalberger and Marshall tested out several versions of the bag, a few of which were beanbag-like, and they experimented with various ways to use it. This game is now popular in over 40 countries around the world; it even has a world championship game.

By. S.Uzmee

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