The Koosh ball has been around since for 15th years. The ball was invented to teach young children how to catch. In 1987, engineer Scott Stillinger found that his kids’ small hands couldn’t easily grasp balls during a game of “catch,” so he tied rubber bands together to make a small, catchable ball that was easy for small fingers to hold onto. How was the toy named? Listening to the “koosh” sound the ball made as it landed in his hand, the inventor realized this was the perfect name and the Koosh Ball was born! How many rubbery strands does it take to create the Koosh Ball? 5,000 fibers go into each ball!