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Today, I got the magical bowling ball.

RICK: The magical bowling ball.

It's an old bowling ball.

Yeah, it is.

CHUMLEE: So how come it only has two holes?

Is that a left-handed ball?

Well, why would two holes make it a left-handed ball?


JESSE: I'm here at the shop today

to bring my bowling ball from the 1800s.

The bowling ball's made out of wood.

I had never seen a bowling ball made out of wood,

so soon as I seen the bowling ball,

I said, man, this has to be the jackpot.

This has to be old.

And it has to be worth some money.

The name of the wood is Lignum Vitae

or Vita or something like that.

CHUMLEE: What is that, French?

No, it's Latin.

Literally, I mean, it is the strongest wood there is.

I mean, it's, like, three or four times stronger than oak.

This is one of the few woods in the world that will sink.

It's heavier than water.

It does not float.

I know in the early 1800s, a lot of places,

it was illegal to do bowling.

Illegal to bowl?

RICK: Because, you see, back then,

it was just straight-up gambling.


You didn't play for points, you played for money.

People have loved bowling since the time

of the ancient Egyptians.

They didn't have fancy shirts, but it's

always been really popular.

And this would be a great item for any guy who loves bowling.

How much did you want for the ball?

I was thinking it's two holes--

$100 a hole.


They go for, like, $150.

They're rare, but they're not that rare.

I'll give you $75 bucks for it.

$75 bucks?



I'll do $80 bucks.

I'll do $80 bucks. - You're a good guy.

All right. All right.

All right, write him up, Chum. - All right, come on.

Let's go up here to the front

Chum, take the ball.

It's cool.

Come on.

You know what?

I'll probably come back again.

I've got a couple more tricks up my sleeve.

Hey, I'm a baller.

I'm not a bowler.

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