Chalk Fact #14

Ever got chalk on your hands? While drawing? Was it on purpose? How about while weight lifting? Chalk isn’t just for kids and artists, athletes use it too!

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Chalk was traditionally used in recreation. In field sports, such as tennis played on grass, powdered chalk was used to mark the boundary lines of the playing field or court.

In gymnastics, rock-climbing, weight-lifting and tug of war, chalk — now usually magnesium carbonate — is applied to the hands and feet to remove perspiration and reduce slipping. 

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