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The story of the spinning top, a toy from ancient times

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Toys are an important part of every child and although lately all children go to play with consoles and tablets (I am not saying that it is not fun, because it is) there is another important part of the games that as Mexicans we must live and it is have a spinning top also known as a spinning top or whirligig.

Toys are an important part of every child and although lately all children go to play with consoles and tablets (I am not saying that it is not fun, because it is) there is another important part of the games that as Mexicans we must live and it is have a spinning top also known as a spinning top or whirligig. These little friends that are normally made of wood but are also made of plastic with a metal tip and a small cord that you put around the top to be able to throw it and do tricks with it. But this little toy, although it does not have a defined origin, already speaks of its existence in the year 4000 BC, because they have been found of clay on the banks of the Euphrates River and in writings of the Roman historian Mario Porcio Cato and Virgil of the century I BC he mentions them in his Aeneid work of his.

What we know is that children around the world and for a long time have used this toy to spend an afternoon full of fun and develop new skills, because taming a top is an art. It is not only to make it turn on that metal tip, but it can jump, you can throw it and it continues to turn in spite of everything.

The control of the top is not by magic, although it seems that way, everything has to do with mathematics and in order not to bore, I will only say that it is due to the gyroscope effect, the force with which you throw it and the mass of the top itself.

Everything is a science and that is precisely why it helps your motor skills, because it wakes up your brain to be able to know how to position the top and do all the tricks you want. I just know that right now when I return to my house, I will dust off my old top and feel like a girl again and play with it until I get tired (which is not going to be quick). Do you still have your top? How good were you playing with it?

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