Some say this game was invented by third-graders. While that may be true, we just don’t know the year.
While on a recent trip to China, in the city of Qufu (pronounced Chufu), we visited Confucius’ birthplace. While there, we found that in 10 B.C. Confucius had first used the word Sookie to highlight his enjoyment at having fooled one of his disciples by using a play on words. The conversation went something like this:
Confucius: “Hey, Long Dong. Did you get any hanamaten last night?”.
… and thus the birth of SOOKIE!!