Yo-yo's

@jstory07 (71213)
Roseburg, Oregon
September 13, 2018 7:34pm CST
Did you know they had yoyos in 1000 BC. In 1920 Donald Duncan purchased a toy company and there was a man there that hand carved yoyos and sold them on the street, So that start the Duncan yoyos being made. Around 1929 they were in production,
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• Dallas, Texas
14 Sep
I think yoyos are very interesting toys. But did you know they were used to murder people from up high in a tree? The killer would climb up a tree and let the yoyo fall down and hit an unsuspecting victim in the head thus giving them a fatal blunt force trauma concussion while being able to retrieve said murder weapon and leave without a trace. Of course, this could be a rumor.
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• Wapello, Iowa
14 Sep
I never heard about them being used to commit murder but it seems very plausible. I do know that a few primitive tribes on islands in the South Pacific used them for hunting.
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• Dallas, Texas
14 Sep
@xander6464 , Well that is interesting. I never heard of that before, but you may have heard about the Aboriginal tribes in Australia, using the boomerang to hunt. Maybe also as a potential murder weapon also.
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
It could be true @lookatdesktop. Stranger things have happened.
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@andriaperry (61190)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
I love yoyo`s, now I want one.
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
They are fun to play with.
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• Philippines
14 Sep
,,,thanks for.the info.. :)
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
Your welcome.
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@RasmaSandra (20337)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Sep
I loved all the different styles and colors of Yo-Yos but I was a real loser at being able to do anything with them.
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
I loved my yoyo and all of my kids had one. I sold a gross every weekend at the flea market for $2 each, They sold all summer.
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@Plethos (11613)
• United States
14 Sep
playing with yo-yos is a fave of mine, i actually own a few
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
I gave mine to one of my kids and do not even know if they still have it or not.
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
@Plethos I used to pay 50 cents wholesale and sell the yoyo for $2, I sold one gross (144) every weekend.
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@Plethos (11613)
• United States
18 Sep
@jstory07 - i miss my light up yo-yo, i bought it from a street vendor for $5. best 5 i ever spent.
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@shubhu3 (21370)
• New Delhi, India
14 Sep
That's interesting.
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
Yes I though it was interesting.
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@shubhu3 (21370)
• New Delhi, India
15 Sep
@jstory07 Yeah.
@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
14 Sep
My sisters and I played the yoyo in our childhood. We have those that are so nicely colored. Now, I can see that they are lighted. It is such a joy to play the yoyo and when you know the different ways of playing it.
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
I used to be pretty good with it.
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@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
14 Sep
@jstory07 Me too.
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@xander6464 (4403)
• Wapello, Iowa
14 Sep
That was a tremendous and very profitable break for Mr. Duncan.
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
It sure was a good break for him.
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• Wapello, Iowa
14 Sep
@jstory07 It was the break of a lifetime.
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@just4him (128670)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Sep
I knew they've been around for a long time, but didn't know it was that long. Thanks, I learned something new.
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
That is the type of things I like to share.
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@Hannihar (44331)
14 Sep
@jstory07 So they have been around for a long time. Thanks for sharing that with us.
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
Your welcome.
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@LadyDuck (182457)
• Switzerland
14 Sep
My husband likes yo-yo's he has several.
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
That is good for him to play with them.
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@TRBRocks420 (84412)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Sep
Very interesting about yoyos.
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
Thank you.
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@ridingbet (60701)
• Philippines
14 Sep
i like yoyos. i can actually spin 'around the world'. hahaha. but i cannot do the 'cradle'.
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
I can do the cradle to and walk the dog.
@allen0187 (34151)
• Philippines
14 Sep
Spent lots of hours playing with yo-yo's back in the day.
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
Me to it was lots of fun.
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@aureliah (19438)
• Kenya
14 Sep
I din't know that yoyos are that old
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@jstory07 (71213)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
I learned that in a history class and never forgot it.
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@dgobucks226 (14313)
15 Sep
I wonder what they made those yoyos out of back then? Duncan's claim to fame in the toy industry I had a yoyo but was not very good with the tricks.