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Hobby Trivia


How Hobbies Got Started?

The term Hobby appears to have two possible starting points.

From the 12th Century, King Henry I raced horses known as Hobby Horses. These were smaller, pony-sized horses from Ireland. He spent a great deal of time and money over the years in crossbreeding his Hobby Horses to improve their racing qualities.

During the 15th and 16th Centuries, the noble class took to the pastime of falconry which was the sport of raising and caring for falcons and hawks for use in hunting small birds and rabbits.

In both cases, these were activities carried out by the rich, pursuing interests for personal reward only. Today, most people can and should find time and spare money to pursue activities just for the fun of it.

Horse racing and falconry were two of the first hobbies. Luckily, today we have a countless number of hobby ideas to choose from.

FindMeAHobby has, as its core mission, to help you find and get started on activities for the fun of it!

Actor, Nicolas Cage, in his younger days, collected comic books, eventually selling his collection for over 1 million dollars. Today, he collects houses and castles. One of his many prized possessions is the famous haunted LaLaurie House, a mansion in New Orleans. Read more about this interesting House of Horrors on Getaway Vacation Ideas.

And, did you know, Actor, Tom Hanks collects vintage manual typewriters and has over 100 in his collection, dating back to the 1930’s.

Beer Cans are celebrating their 75th Birthday this year. The world’s first beer can was produced in 1935 by New Jersey’s Gottfried Krueger Brewing Co. The Jersey brewing company first stocked shelves in Richmond, VA as a market test.

Author, Stephen King, enjoys walking as a hobby.

Vanna White, of Wheel of Fortune fame, crochets and has had several books published on the subject.

Noodling – This is a hobby that goes waaaay back. The Indians “noodled” for survival. Personally, I wouldn’t want to try it myself, but it sounds like a very exciting hobby if you can “handle” it.

If visiting zoos is a favorite pastime of yours, you might be interested in knowing the first zoo opened in July 1874 in Philadelphia.

April is National Garden Month. Jump into Spring with enthusiasm, visit our page on Gardening and get started.

May 1st has been designated as National Scrapbooking Day in recognition of Scrapbooking, one of the nation’s fastest-growing hobbies. Read about upcoming Scrapbooking Expos on our May and June Hobby Ideas pages.

June is American Humane’s Adopt-A-Cat Month, due to the fact that there are more kittens in shelters in June than in any other month of the year. Following the same principle, October is Adopt-A-Dog Month, making these months the ideal time to choose a pet.

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