If you were ever part of an unofficial bowling league (emphasis on the "un") with your pals in college, then this video is about to blow your mind. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards meets with professional bowler Parker Bohn III to talk strategy and hidden patterns within a bowling lane. You probably didn't know it but every bowling lane is oiled and if you head to your neighborhood alley, most lanes should have the same pattern. So the secret to bowling well is knowing the pattern of the oil and just how far it goes down the lane. If you've ever switched lanes, you've probably noticed you either bowl better or worse and that's because the pattern could vary.
While all of this might seem a bit over your head, not to worry because we've included the entire video below. So grab your notebook, throw on your bowling shirt, and get ready to impress your friends.