The 20th Century’s First Big Craze: Ping-Pong

In 1902, Post editors gave their endorsement to the Ping-Pong craze because it was “cheap, safe, easily learned, gently invigorating, and fascinating.”

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Séances, bicycles, automobiles — they’d all been fads. But at the turn of the century, America had lost its mind over Ping-Pong, a game Post editors called “cheap, safe, easily learned, gently invigorating, and fascinating.” The following editorial appear in the Post on April 5, 1902.

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