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Exactly 65 years ago today, January 13th, 1957, Wham-O novelty toy company began production of the Pluto Platter (later rebranded as the Frisbee), a plastic disc that is spun and flung between friends. Forever reminding the world that it's fun playing with things that spin. Spinning things is a popular form of kinetic play - physically moving objects around our body in order to master tricks for the fun of it. It has a long rich history. For the first 10,000 years the spinning top was all the rage. Then the diabolo, or devil between two sticks, popped up from...

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