What the heck is auto polo?

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You know, polo: the thing with the horses and the jumped-up croquet mallets. In the early 1900s some curious car enthusiasts said "Hey, why don't we give this a go with these newfangled carriages instead of horses?" And, with that, the brutal sport known as "auto polo" was born. So whatever happened to it? Can you play today?

Topics in this Podcast: howstuffworks, ben bowlin, Scott C. Benjamin