Visual Encyclopedia


A yo-yo (also spelled yoyo) is a toy which in its simplest form is an object consisting of an axle connected to two disks, and a length of string looped around the axle, similar to a slender . It is played by holding the free end of the string known as the handle (usually by inserting one finger into a slip knot) allowing gravity or the force of a throw to spin the yo-yo and unwind the string (similar to how a pullstring works), then allowing the yo-yo to wind itself back to one's hand, exploiting its spin (and the associated rotational energy). This is often called "yo-yoing". First made popular in the 1920s, yo-yoing remains a popular pastime of many generations and cultures. It was known in ancient Greece, but it is often associated with Japanese culture, because it is very popular in Japan. The World Yo-Yo Contest has historically been dominated by the Japanese-taking home 71 World Titles in the past 22 years. Shinji Saito remains the most decorated yo-yoer of all-time with 13 World Titles. Takeshi Matsuura is second with 6.

The description above is licensed from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons license.

Add an image or video to this topic

No signin required




Best posts about this topic

Loading . . .


Yo-yo artist BLACK in costume for his Cirque du Soleil performance

Yo-yo master BLACK, who gave a rousing demonstration of his skills at TED2013 along with a moving talk about how the yo-yo helped him transcend low self-esteem, says he’s finally fulfilled a dream: he performed at a one-day Cirque du Soleil event.

Contributed by Kathryn Vercillo

Chandler Franco - 2011 TN State Yo-Yo Contest 1A - 2nd Presented By Duncan

Contributed by Emma Childress

Darth Vader Yoyo Trick - Picture Trick

Contributed by Jarrod Sampson

How to do the Guillotine yoyo trick

Contributed by Jarrod Sampson

Learn how to do the Ninja Vanish Yoyo Trick - a Slack String Yoyo Trick

Contributed by Jarrod Sampson

Learn the Hydrogen Bomb Yoyo Trick

Contributed by Jarrod Sampson

Learn how to do the Green Triangle Yoyo Trick - Green Triangle Basics

Contributed by Jarrod Sampson

Learn how to do the Suicide Yoyo Trick (aka Hot Potato)

Contributed by Jarrod Sampson

Learn how to do the Boomerang Yoyo Trick

Contributed by Jarrod Sampson

Learn the Keychain (One-finger Spin) Yoyo Trick

Contributed by Jarrod Sampson

What is Sussle?

Sussle is the first, open visual encyclopedia. Anyone can use it.

What's a visual encylopedia?

It has beautiful images and viral videos that are way more fun than reading all the text in traditional encyclopedias.

5 reasons you should add your own images and videos:

  1. If you found Sussle interesting, then give back by adding something interesting for others.
  2. Help others learn in a fun way.
  3. Make someone else interested in this topic laugh or say wow!
  4. Become internet-famous as people like and share your post.
  5. It's super easy, so it won't take more than a minute.

Ready to start?

Just click on the red module above.