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The Yo-Yo can be traced back to around 500 B.C. but it took until the 1920’s when a young US immigrant name Pedro Flores saw the potential after recalling its popularity in his Philippine roots. He founded the Yo-yo company whilst working as a bellboy in 1928. He began by selling handmade yo-yos to children around LA and managed to open a factory where within a year the company was producing 300,000 Yo-yos a day!!
The Yo-yo was a craze which led to countless yo-yo contests all over the country.
In modern times many different types of Yo-yo can be bought from simple, to more advanced ones with gears, lights and stunt based Yo-yos. They are a classic toy that is for sure and last for a small outlay.