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No one knows for certain who invented the rolling pin. However, historians have determined that the Etruscans were the first known civilization to use rolling pins. More »

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According to Real Simple, a basic wine bottle makes an ideal rolling pin. However, any cylindrical item that retains its shape, including a full can of soda, a dowel or a bottle of water, makes an adequate rolling pin. More »

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According to Real Simple, a basic wine bottle makes an ideal rolling pin. However, any cylindrical item that retains its shape, including a full can of soda, a dowel or a bottle of water, makes an adequate rolling pin. More »

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