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#AtoZChallenge – Y is for Yo-Yo


I remember having a number of yo-yos throughout my childhood – wooden, plastic, large and small.

The one pictured below is similar to the ones I had that usually came once a year in a Christmas stocking.

wooden yo-yo
By XuliánConX (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xulianconx/824067292/) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Some people became extremely adept with their toys and learned to do all sorts of tricks with them from the basics like walk the dog, to the more complex like shoot the moon. I never quite mastered that so just up and down and the occasional flip of the wrist was the extent of my prowess.

There are even yo-yo competitions. So if you think you’re up to the challenge, get practising and maybe someday you’ll be off to the World Championships!

You can check out the various types of yo-yos at Duncan Toys.