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Intermediate Yo-Yo Tricks

Although the design of the yo-yo is simple, a skilled user can perform eye-popping feats of coordination and skill. Ready for the next level? Learn intermediate yo-yo tricks like the Loop the Loop, the Dog Bite and the Eiffel Tower.


What's a German-style board game?

 What's a German-style board game?

German-style board games have strict rules that are easy to follow. Learn more about German-style board games at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How is doll hair rooted?

 How is doll hair rooted?

Ever wonder how dolls get their hair? Learn about doll hair rooting at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are pedal cars safe for kids?

 Are pedal cars safe for kids?

Any kid with long enough and strong enough legs can work a pedal car. But are pedal cars safe for kids? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Hot Wheels Work

 How Hot Wheels Work

Hot Wheels are still around, and still popular with kids (and lots of adults, too). Learn all about these tiny, scale-model cars at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Mold-A-Rama Works

 How Mold-A-Rama Works

Just drop in some coins and watch as plastic is molded into a train, gorilla or Frankenstein's monster. Learn more about Mold-A-Rama at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Shrinky Dinks Work

 How Shrinky Dinks Work

Shrinky Dinks are drawings or colorings on plastic that have been shrunken in an oven. Learn more about Shrinky Dinks at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Easy-Bake Ovens Work

 How Easy-Bake Ovens Work

With the heat of a light bulb, making treats in a toy oven became a hallmark of childhood. Learn more about Easy-Bake Ovens at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Antique Toys That Still Look Like Fun

 10 Antique Toys That Still Look Like Fun

Call them outdated or laud them for being 'vintage' but some toys just never go out of style. Learn about some fierce antique toys at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Toys So Popular They Incited Violence

 10 Toys So Popular They Incited Violence

Would you knock down a fellow shopper to get your hands on a toy? Apparently, lots of folks would. Learn more about infamous toys at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Classic Toys That Could Kill You

 10 Classic Toys That Could Kill You

You probably know of a fun toy that also caused serious injuries, even death. Learn about 10 classic toys that could kill you at HowStuffWorks. See more »