Thundersticks are vertically-shaped inflated plastic
balloons that are used as promotional noise makers. The noise is created when two thunder sticks are struck together.
They are most often used at sporting events, political rallies and concerts.
Origin and Popularity
Thundersticks were created in
South Koreaand first gained populartiy in the United Stateswhen used by fans of the Anaheim Angels during the 2002 World Series.
Today, Thundersticks enjoy the same popularity as the
Minnesota Twins Homer Hankyand Pittsburgh Steelers Terrible Toweland many sports franchises give these to fans during important games, such as playoffcontests.
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