Wed, Apr 11 2012 12:21
The National Yo-Yo Museum
|Don't try this at home.|
This museum boasts as many yo-yoers as a Weight Watchers meeting, and even features a 256-pounder! I'm referring, of course, to a working 256-pound yo-yo which was once a world record holder.
The National Yo-Yo Museum houses a truly extensive collection of yo-yos, international memorabilia, print ads and other items such as cereal box premiums. Gather inspiration from performance videos shown on-site or from one of several hobbyists practicing their skills on any given day. Take some lessons to refine your abilities at Walking the Dog or the Double Gerbil (!); once you've mastered those without clocking your grandmother in the head, consider entering a regional contest in order to work your way up to the National Championship held each October in Chico.
Having difficulty Splitting the Atom? Keep practicing. Like yo-yos themselves, life has its ups and downs.