I remember Clackers. Back in the seventies, this is the fad toy that kids sought. Believe it or not, for a short time, we were actually allowed to take them to school with us. This photo doesn't represent the actual size of the toy. The Clackers that I had, each ball was about 2" in diameter. Mine were pale blue with a brass ring. Clackers made such a loud clatter that it wasn't long before teachers started confiscating them. What's the fun in taking Clackers to school if you couldn't clack?
Eventually this toy disappeared from stores. I heard that a lot of kids got hurt playing with them. I heard that some of the huge marble-like balls were known to shatter. I heard that some kids injured other kids with them. Even as kids, we knew that the toy looked a lot like the ancient hunting/ killing implement called the Bola. It was only a matter of time before us kids were deprived of this most wonderful toy.
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