This weekend I learned something very interesting. Water polo was first invented in Hungary and Serbia. I always thought of it as an American sport. In actuality, it didn't come to America until the late 1900's. It became famous very quickly because the first few games ended early after fights broke out. In one game a player broke his femur, another his collar bone, and a third had his eardrum burst which was not uncommon during this time. I had always wondered why water polo caps had plastic ear covers on them. I knew water polo was intense but I had no idea it was quite that bad.