I loved yo-yo’s O.O when I was little, every time I broke a yo-yo, somehow, someway, I’d be able to Houdini myself another one. . .and then break that one. I was also one of those kids who’d pretend like I could do actual tricks and end up nearly breaking windows because I’d just be spinning it all over the place.
The history of yo-yo’s often goes back and forth because some say its origin was in Greece because many of the toys for children were made of wood and clay and there are pictures depicting people playing with things similar to a yo-yo and others say that they originated much earlier than that in China. In China, gifts looking similar to toys were given as gifts for Gods. Yo-yos were more popular later, given their name from the northern Philippine Ilokano language.