Now I know who invented pocket pool. lol
Nah, for me it was pocket billiards.... and then I didn't invent it.
My dad grew up during the great depression, and had no toys... so his dad did for him what he did for me.
And even then it wasn't grandad who invented it.
No, it wasn't even grandad's dad who invented it... though he did introduce it to the trenches in WW1.
Shoot, when there was a cease fire on Christmas Eve in 1914, he even introduced the Germans to pocket billiards, which actually helped end the war. With troops on both side fascinated with pocket billiards there was no time for shooting or winning wars, so they just called it a stalemate and went home.
The honour of inventing pocket billiards actually goes to Napoleon Bonaparte. Well how else do you didn't think he got the name Boney? So yeah, whenever you see the pics of Boney with his sleeve tucked into his tunic, it's because his arm was actually going down the inside and covertly into his pants pocket, the sneaky bastard. Now you know how the famous "Not tonight Josephine" came about. Old boner was too worn out from playing pocket billiards, that's how.