The kiddos thoroughly enjoyed our bouncy castle (inside because it's crazy windy here 😳😬). I ran Calming to diffuse some of the craziness 😜 Ever wonder where bouncy houses originated?
🏰 In 1959 John Scurlock was working to invent an inflatable cover for clay tennis courts to protect them against rain.
🏰 His employees loved jumping on these and thus the "Space Walk" was born
🏰 Scurlock began to manufacture Space Walks but his wife realized there was more of a market to rent them
🏰 In 1968 the Scurlock family began renting out Space Walks for all sorts of events
🏰 The first invention was little more than a large inflatable mattress, walls weren't added until the late 1960s
🏰 Scurlock went on to invent more inflatable items, with his greatest achievement being an inflatable pad for firefighters to use to rescue people from burning buildings
Now you know!