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It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that string! That's a fine platitude for any given situation (just try it!), but particularly on, today, National Yo-Yo Day.

Yo-yos have a long history, but their throw-disks-attached-to-string-down-and-the-thing-returns-to-your-hand technology has remained consistent since as far back as the time of ancient Greece! Those old-timey yo-yos, which were probably used by Hercules and Xena, got a whole lot better circa 1928. That's when the modern yo-yo was popularized in part by Pedro Flores, whose California-based Yo-yo Manufacturing Company shipped hundreds of thousands of the things out to kids all over the world.

These days we have yo-yos made from all manner of materials, with all kinds of fancy strings, but they still accomplish the same quality tricks -- tricks with names like "Walk the Dog," "Around the World" and "Hit Yourself In The Face And Cry."

May these comics inspire you to grab a yo-yo and practice at least two of those to your heart's content.

 

Wallace the Brave By Will Henry Nov 10, 2015

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Lola By Todd Clark April 12, 2009

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F Minus By Tony Carrillo May 12, 2010

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Dark Side of the Horse By Samson Aug 10, 2016

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FoxTrot By Bill Amend Aug 8, 1998

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Garfield By Jim Davis Jan 14, 2007

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Big Nate By Lincoln Peirce June 13, 2005

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Cleats By Bill Hinds Aug 13, 2008

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Calvin and Hobbes By Bill Watterson May 7, 1990

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Brevity By Dan Thompson Oct 20, 2006

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Marmaduke By Brad Anderson May 8, 1999

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Buni By Ryan Pagelow June 29, 2012

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Red and Rover By Brian Basset July 15, 2004

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Ziggy By Tom Wilson & Tom II March 14, 1999 

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Nancy By Guy Gilchrist June 4, 2007

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The Born Loser By Art and Chip Sansom June 6, 2014 

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