40+ Astonishing Historical Facts About Ancient Greece

They Pioneered the Yo-Yo

While Greek is among the world’s oldest languages, ancient Greece can also boast about some of the world’s oldest inventions, including the yo-yo. Believed to have been invented in 440 B.C.E., the yo-yo is one of the world’s oldest known toys.

Nearly every household in ancient Greece possessed a yo-yo, typically crafted from wood, metal, or painted terracotta disks, often adorned with depictions of Greek gods.