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5 Fun Facts About Marbles

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A Marble is a small spherical toy. These balls vary in size. Most commonly, they are about 1 cm in diameter and can be used for a variety of games called marbles.

• Marbles were invented thousands of years ago and were a popular item in Ancient Egypt and Rome.
• Marbles became commercially viable in the 1800s.
• Marbles are often&made by melting recycled glass, that is&then cut into even portions and dropped onto moving&rollers that allow&the malleable glass to form balls as they cool.
• Marbles, said to be named due to the stone that they were manufactured from in the past, have been historically&made of clay, and they were also produced using glass or&stone.
• Marbles are most commonly&made of glass, although steel, ceramic, plastic or&clay is sometimes used.

Marbles are one of the oldest played games of time