Ball and Peen were originally rival inventors, both claiming to have invented the hammer. Once it had been established that hammers had been in use for several years beforehand, they joined forces, merging the two disparate hammers into a whole.
Both inventors were said to have argued extensively over the ordering of the names, with Ball preferring Ball and Peen, and Peen favoring Peen and Ball. The matter was decided posthumously after both inventors met their untimely deaths, Peen having his skull shattered with a blunt object, Ball after horrifically having his eyes gouged.
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