When I was a kid, my favorite toy was the Yo-Yo. I spent years trying to master the art of the yo-yo to no avail. My dad could do 'walk the dog' and 'around the world' with my Duncan glow in the dark yo-yo much to my utter astonishment. I thought my dad was the yo-yo king of the world until I saw the below video. Yo-yo championships have moved into the big time with some major prize and sponsorship money. The below video features Japan's 1A Champion Akitoshi Tokubuchi at work.

This guy does things with a yo-yo that defy logic, gravity and physics. I can honestly say I have never seen anybody do what he does with a yo-yo. Listen to the crowd scream with amazement as he goes through his routine effortlessly and without missing a single beat.