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The Boy Playing with Yo-Yo Shown on Ancient Greek Pottery

The very first depiction of a yo-yo anywhere in the world is found on an ancient Greek vase from the 5th century BC, where a boy can be seen playing with the timeless toy. The yo-yo is the second-oldest known...

Happy Yo-Yo Day! Yes, Greeks Invented This Too

Today, June 6, is National Yo-Yo Day and you deserve to know that the once popular toy has Greek roots, in fact it was invented by the Ancient Greeks. The yo-yo is considered the second-oldest toy in history after dolls. The first Yo-Yos were made of wood or terra cotta about 2,500 years ago in Ancient Greece and some of them are on display at the Greek Archaeological Museum in Athens.