It’s always been about the physics.

I used to play with Yo-Yo’s when I was a kid, like a lot kids.  Sitting in my chair here at home I have one within arms reach right now.

I was never particular good with one only being able to do basic throws, sleeping, walking the dog and around the world.  That was about it.  I certainly would have liked to have been able to do more and I practiced a lot when I was a kid, but I never got any further then that.

That guy on the plate?  He’s from Ancient Greece, about 500 BCE and he’s playing with a Yo-Yo.  So they’ve been around for a long time. But I haven’t had nearly that much time to practice.

But I think maybe, just maybe, if I had the advantage of a zero gravity environment I might be able to do some pretty cool stuff.

Certainly this guy is doing some cool stuff.

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About santiagosgrimoire

Magician, Entertainer, Actor, Cook, Leather Worker, Artist and generally very busy.

Posted on September 13, 2012, in Carnival, Science and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. There was some supposition that I read about ages ago that yo-yo’s were originally used for a type of hunting in some areas. Bonking rabbits and such. I’m glad to see that they were around in ancient Greece as an amusement.

    Sort of partial to yo-yo’s myself. *smile*

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