Paul Maynard, a machinist from Paris, Illinois created Balognabalogical Science (B.S.) in 1992. From a simple thought that he ought to award B.S. degrees to blustering co-workers, Maynard developed not only a game but an entire campus, that of the fictional Baloney State University, whose mascot would be Clarence, a rubber chicken, naturally.
"I'm just a lowly machinist, but I have a great enthusiasm for this game and believe that this is different from anything that's been done before."