Tuesday, February 1, 2011

ALMOST! Not quite. New World's Largest Yo-yo a no-go.

Plans for the World's Biggest Yo-Yo Spin Out of Control

from AOL News

Beth Johnson and her husband Tony realized they were at the end of their rope when their 12-foot-wide yo-yo fell to the ground, shattering their dream to set a new world record for the largest functioning yo-yo.

To take the title, the Jacksonville, Fla., couple needed to release their yo-yo -- which weighed more than 7,000 pounds -- from a height of at least 75 feet, then have it recoil three times, two-thirds of the way up each time, according to FirstCoastNews.com.

But after workers dropped the monstrous yo-yo from a crane, the rope that supported the giant toy burned through because of friction, sending the yo-yo crashing to the ground.

"It didn't do what I thought it would do," said Beth, who claims she and Tony worked seven hours a day for 18 months to build the wooden yo-yo.

Though the Johnsons were unable to build the world's largest functioning yo-yo, Guinness World Records officials are reportedly considering honoring their creation as the heaviest one ever constructed.

Read more at FirstCoastNews.com.

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