This record is essentially a historical document that contains references to the yoyo being used as a toy in greece in addition to this, there is also a vase hailing from this period that has a picture of a young boy playing with a yoyo for the greeks, yoyos also had a special significance these toys were. Yo-yo (also spelled yoyo) is a toy consisting of an axle connected to two disks, and a string looped around the axle it has some similarities to a slender spool yo-yo is played by holding the free end of the string known as the handle (by inserting one finger—usually the middle or index finger—into a slip knot) allowing. I searched this message board and the ulrp and didn't find anything on this there is a current diet mountain dew commercial that claims yo-yos were originally designed to be weapons and shows a convenience store clerk and a would-be robber whacking each other with yo-yos not that i get my history. An astute marketer, entrepreneur, and manufacturer of, among other things, wooden novelty items and toys, duncan immediately recognized the yo-yo's vast potential image of yoyo book of tricks he quickly raised $5,000, purchased initial rights to the yo-yo from flores and founded donald f duncan, inc.
A word who's origin is made to be puzzling, but is really made famous by the movie rocky and by various rappers yo is a word deeply connected in the philadelphia culture, therefore no, it is not used only by little black kids or wannabe suburbans like the definitions before it has stated a history lesson about the word's. History of the yo yo most people have had one when they were a kid a simple toy that hangs from a string and comes back when we pull it tricks used to show off with, kids walking the for a lot of people the word revisionism in the historical context is a dirty word a lot of people seem to believe that. First introduced to europe in the 18th century and then the united states in 1866, the yo-yo became one of the most popular toys of the 20th century the origin of the toy is uncertain, with the most popular theory being that yo-yos were first used in china around 1000 bc others suggest the toy originated in ancient greece. The ruched fabric rosette known as a yo-yo in north america and a suffolk puff in the british isles and elsewhere is a curious little thing a yo-yo is produced by forming a fold on the edge of a fabric circle with a running stitch, and then pulling the thread to form a gathered round it can then be combined with others to.
Historical context the yo-yo quilt was a popular style of quilt making in america from the 1920-40s yo-yos, or tiny circles of fabric, were gathered up at the edges and sewn together to create a three-dimensional effect yo-yo quilts were popular because women could carry the little circles of fabric with them and make. I remember my first yo-yo: a blue duncan imperial i was 7 years old and had saved up enough of my allowance to buy it the drive to the store felt like an eternity when i finally opened the package, the bright, shiny yo-yo smelled of plastic and felt as smooth as ice—it was perfect back at home, i spent.
Yo-yo definition, a spoollike toy consisting of two thick wooden, plastic, or metal disks connected by a dowel pin in the center to which a string is attached, one end being looped around the player's finger so that the toy can be spun out and reeled in by wrist motion see more. Yo-yo production in the us originated with the yo-yo manufacturing company in santa barbara, california, which began hand-making the toys in 1928 the enterprise was opened by pedro flores, a filipino american webster's collegiate dictionary says the word “yo-yo” originated from a northern philippine ilokano.
Read how d f duncan joined forces with newspaper tycoon william randolph hearst to create the us yo-yo fad. Lucky meisenheimer, md is the author of lucky's collectors guide to 20th century yo-yos – history and values lucky is also the chairman of the american yo-yo association's history and collecting committee the true origin of the yo-yo will in all probability never be known many countries have m ade the claim to the. Get information, facts, and pictures about yo-yo at encyclopediacom the specific origin of the yo-yo is uncertain history the european introduction to the yo-yo occurred much more recently the toy arrived in france during the eighteenth century, probably brought by missionaries returning from china, and it became.
“wow i never knew that” is a whimsical, half-hour television series that is jam- packed with exciting tidbits and fascinating facts that uncover the truths and origins behind the stuff you're already familiar with from the items you use every day to the phrases you use in conversation to the habits you're so. One of the popular sports in china is playing with the chinese yo-yo 抖空竹 dǒukōngzhú the basic yo-yo is shaped like two disks connected by an axel and is spun by a string wound around its center and by pushing and pulling on the string by moving two sticks. The exact date of origin is unknown thought to have originated in china around 1000 bc first documented record is a vase painting from 500 bc from ancient greece the painting is of a boy playing with the disk like toy these toys were made out of clay, metal, wood or painted terra cotta and called discs and thought.
(it had received the name yoyo there hundreds of years before) while working as a bellboy, flores founded the yo-yo manufacturing company in 1928 after selling handmade yo-yos to children around los angeles, he was able to secure financing to open a factory within a year, the company was. However, the true origin of the yo-yo is unknown the world's oldest there are also in existence some grecian urns from the same period with drawings depicting yo-yo tricks such as walk the dog the next period in history that is documented is the mayan era around 700 ad there is supposedly a yo-yo. While it is typical for chinese families to keep a genealogy, yo-yo knew almost nothing of his family's past when the faces of henry louis gates, jr asks yo- yo ma what he hopes to learn about his family history, and what idea of home means to him returning to yo-yo ma reveals the origin of his unusual first name.
Duncan introduced the “butterfly” shape (above right) by simply reversing the halves of a traditional “imperial” yo-yo (above left) the butterfly allows the player to catch the yo-yo on the string easily allowing for better tricks both types are still produced today source: wisconsin historical museum object #s. With this implicit confidence, i began flipping through the book and soon encountered an entry for “yo-yo” excellent panati says that the yo-yo originated around 1000 bc in china that it spread from china to europe where it went by such names as “quiz” (in england) and “bandalore” (in france) that in. The toy that is now known as the yo-yo has probably existed for more than one thousand years scholars debate exactly when and where this toy originated, although a majority of historians now believe that the first known yo-yo probably came from china scholars also debate when when the yo-yo arrived in the united.