Jai alai hails from the Basque region of Spain. Allegedly, it began when a village boy played handball against a church wall with his mother's wicker basket back in the 1800s. Today, it's hard to find a place to play the sport in the U.S., though it's still prevalent in certain European and Latin American countries.
Written by Curiosity Staff June 3, 2015
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