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Photograph shows a 'Bowl-O-Bama' bowling alley in Clearwater, Florida?

Published Jan 14, 2012

Claim:   Photograph shows a "Bowl-O-Bama" bowling alley in Clearwater, Florida.


FALSE


Examples:   [Collected via e-mail, January 2012]


A bowling alley in Clearwater, Florida, Bowl-O-Bama, is doing record business despite a bad economy. The alley also reports a record number of 300 games.

Since opening in November 2010, 963 patrons have bowled a perfect game, including strikes in the warm-up frames.

This alley also has the highest bowling league average in the country, with a 237. And that's the senior league.



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Origins:   There's no "Bowl-O-Bama" bowling alley like the one pictured above, in Clearwater, Florida, or anywhere else. This mid-2011 digital creation was inspired by, and is a modified version of, a promotion for a German insurance company advertising sales of dental implant coverage:



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Last updated:   9 January 2012

David Mikkelson founded the site now known as snopes.com back in 1994.

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