Yo, Get Yo Yo-Yo On, Yo
Yo Ho Ho
Yo MTV Raps
Yo & Bitch (Jesse Pinkman's two favorite words from Breaking Bad)
There you go.
It's National Yo-Yo Week (actually National Yo-Yo Day was Monday) but it's been an up and down week so I'm rocking the cradle and walking the dog at my own pace.
I fell in love with Yo-Yo's when I won a contest at the 7-11 on the corner of 16th and Summitview in Yakima in 1975. I was 10 years old and two other kids besides me were picked for a yo-yo contest that I ended up winning. I think I was the only one who could make it sleep, the most basic of "tricks". No one else could, so I scored!! I've been a fan ever since.
Here's a quick Yo-Yo Tutorial....
Yo-Yo's have actually been around for over 2000 years. There's a Greek painting from 440 B.C. that shows a kid using one, so that's over 2400 years ago.
The Yo-Yo patent was filed on November 20th, 1866, but Monday June 6th is National Yo-Yo Day because it's Donald Duncan's birthday. His company trademarked the name "yo-yo" in 1932, and he's pretty much the reason they became popular in the U.S.
Japan dominates the six different categories at the World Yo-Yo Contest winning 71 titles in the past 22 years. America is next with 26.