Hidden oil patterns on bowling lanes

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

This explainer video by Vox on the oil patterns on bowling lanes was oddly fascinating. The varying degrees of oil can change a professional bowler’s strategy as a tournament progresses.

I kind of want to be a professional bowler now. This whole data thing is probably a fad anyways.

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