Jacksonville Giant Yo-Yo was a Fiasco

by Mark R

I don’t know about you, but I think it is always ambitious when someone tries to break a world record, no matter how silly it may seem.

In the case of a couple in Jacksonville, their attempt at breaking the record for the largest operating yo-yo did not succeed.

The gigantic yo-yo was about 15-feet wide, weighed in at 7,300 pounds, and had to be hauled up with a crane to a height of 120 feet. In order to break the record, the yo-yo has to go up and down three times. How many times did it go for this Ohio couple? It busted off on the first time it dropped.

That is a shame, because it took a year and a half to built the yo-yo, and then it had to be rebuilt when some people in Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, Michigan broke the current giant yo-yo record with a 11 foot, 6-inch yo-yo.

But does this stop this Ohio couple? Yeah, the crane alone cost $500 to rent. They are apparently giving up on this whole giant yo-yo thing. According to my source, the couple is planning on making the world’s largest skateboard. I swear that I did not make that last part up.


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