The National Yo-Yo museum opened in 1993, and holds more than 10,000 spinners of all types, including a candy dispenser yo-yo and one that serves double duty as both a yo-yo and a martini shaker.
But the main attraction is a 256-pound yo-yo, appropriately dubbed Big Yo, which stretches 50-inches in diameter and is propelled with a 70-foot long string.
According to museum director, Thad Winzenz, it takes some heavy machinery to string along Big Yo.
He says, It takes a fairly large crane to get her moving, but a good operator can make it go up and down eight to ten times.
And despite owning such a large treasure, Winzenz isnt worried about thieves toying around at the museum because he has a big backup plan.
He says, Im sure people have wanted to steal one, but no ones ever tried. If they did, though, Id go after them with Big Yo.
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