the 7,000 pound yo-yo

Thanks to a recent post on YoYoFactory’s bloghole I learned about Beth and Tony Johnson, a Florida couple who recently attempted to break the World Record for largest functioning yo-yo. The Johnson’s spent 18 months creating this beautiful monster, which weighed 7,000 pounds and was 12 feet tall. Unfortunately, the giant yo-yo got stuck in a sleeper before it finally burned through the string and crashed to the ground (see the above video or click here if the video doesn’t show up in your RSShole).

The current world record for largest functioning yo-yo is held by a group of 7 Bay College students in Michigan. It weighs 1600 lbs and is 11 feet and 6 inches tall.