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The Olmec, meaning “rubber people” in the local Nahuatl language of the Aztecs, used their rubber extraction and production knowledge to create a rubber ball.Dating as far back as 1600 BC, the Olmec’s creation is one of the earliest examples of a ball used for sport in history.We also carry other wooden toys such as Pop Guns, Sling Shots, Targets, and a varity of Wooden Swords and Axes.
The all-important rubber band ball, for which we are indirectly indebted to the great Olmec people, wouldn’t enter the history books until much later.
Rubber first arrived in Europe in the 1730s, when the French explorer Charles Marie de La Condamine returned with samples from South America—where the rubber tree is native.
Next came a Scotsman named Steve Milton who—completed with a corporate sponsor—set the record in 2006 with a ball weighing in access of 2,100 kilograms (4,600 pounds).
However, a 28-year-old Floridian named Joel Waul trumped them all.
Welcome to Magnum Enterprises, home of the world-famous Magnum12® Rubber Band Guns!