Most yo-yos spinning at the same time -world record
set by Ben McPhee
LONDON, UK -- Ben McPhee, an Australian,
managed to keep 16 yo-yos spinning at the same time by hanging
them off hooks, his fingers, and even ears and teeth - setting
the new world record for the Most
yo-yos spinning at the same time. The spectacle occurred at London's Annual
Toy Fair, where experts were predicting the yo-yo was undergoing
a revival. (enlarge
"It looks like it's going to be the year of the
yo-yo in the UK so it seemed like a good idea to start with
a real yo-yo challenge," McPhee told London's Daily Express.
David Strang, the managing director
of Wicked Vision, the distributor of Duncan yo-yos, said:
"Since November they have been selling ridiculously well.
We are up about 1000 per cent at least – ten fold on the sales
we were having a year ago.
"Yo-yos, generally over the last 80 years, have
gone in seven to eight year cycles. It's a generational thing.
A ten-year old has never really seen one, but his older cousins,
father and grandfather have. But this time around we haven't
seen a proper global craze since 1998. I think video games
and the internet left yo-yos behind."