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Featured community highlights this week: Not many toys can boast over 2,500 years of use worldwide, but the yo-yo has enjoyed consistent use in hundreds of cultures for nearly three millenia. Seemingly moved by magic, the yo-yo is little more than a well-designed tool to demonstrate basic principles of physics. Consisting essentially of a spool and a string, yo-yos (when in the hands of a skilled operator) can spin, jump, hang, and bump in patterns that are so graceful and speedy that they seem almost impossible. This Sunday, September 6 from 10:30am-6pm is the Northeast Regional Yo-Yo Contest, held at Union Station in Downtown Northampton. See yo-yo champions strut their stuff, and get your kids thinking about physics (and maybe even interested in the art of yo-yoing!). Union Station. Northampton, MA – Read more about the physics of the yo-yo and local resources in our post, Yo-Yo School Can Unlock Secrets of Physics!
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