Tom Kuhn

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Tom Kuhn (also known as Dr. Yo) is an American dentist and yo-yo designer based in San Francisco, California. Dissatisfied with the plastic yoyos of the 1970s, and nostalgic for the wooden yoyos of his youth, Kuhn developed the "No-Jive" yoyo, which is popular to the present. [1]

Yo-yo toy

A yo-yo is a toy consisting of an axle connected to two disks, and a string looped around the axle. It has some similarities to a slender spool.

Kuhn's own dental patients provided him support in his yo-yo career, with a lawyer patient advising him on a patent, and another advising he contact NASA regarding new space-age materials. [2] Kuhn continued his dentistry while working in the yo-yo field, displaying his yo-yo collection in the lobby of the Victorian home used as his office. [3]

NASA space-related agency of the United States government

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

In 1979, Kuhn set a Guinness World Record for the largest yo-yo, weighing 256 pounds. [4]

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