A Duncan Butterfly Yo-yo?!

Wow, that takes me back. I used to do all kinds of tricks with mine. Once I did a walk-the-dog into a round-the-world finish, and smashed our TV. Or the time I did a behind-the-back triple loop, and broke Mom’s antique vase. Over time, I got pretty good at it, too. Plate-glass window? Gone. Dad’s bowling trophy? Kiss it goodbye. Oh, those were the days…

Anyway, here’s a picture of a cute rodent.

Via Mashable.



  1. I love their little hands.

  2. Nicefrenchgurl says:

    @NTMTOM your comment made my day, I laughed so hard I forgot to check the rattie

  3. Blue Footed Booby says:

    Ahhh, yo-yos. I remember when they got huge back in elementary school in the 90s. The school had a big assembly to teach us how to yo properly so we’d be marginally less likely to injure ourselves. Joke’s on the school because the yo yo instructor gave out free ones, compounding the problem.


  4. A smilinks rattie.

  5. Rodentia cutealicious! Love the wheeskers, the leetle pink handsies, seashell earsies, smilingk eyes. 🙂

  6. Thanks for surfacing those memories, BFB. Back in the ummm ’50s, neighbourhood stores (what would be convenience stores now) would bring in yo-yo experts and we’d all flock to them on a Saturday morning to learn the newest tricks. I still have my yo-yo, and I’m still as bad at it now as I was then.

  7. The hovertext is priceless; when is NTMTOM going to win the Pulitzer Prize already?! I wonder if the rattie has hoarded the neon green plastic jump-rope I lost in 1968 as well. Cute Overload photos and stories make the 21st century worth living. Kudos to everyone at CO HQ and around the world.

  8. No kidding! Unless the Pulitzer committee wants to see the coffee table book first.

    *hint, hint*

  9. For jour infor mashone zee yoyo belonks to me…zee cute leetle rat in zee photo! After many long hourz of training zeez leetle paws of unmatched talent and preseesion,I have now been seelected for entry in zee Olympic yoyo championsheeps in Yochi! I will speen dat circular saucer in a walk zee dog, then slide eet into a rock zee baby rat, around to a whirlybird tweest, atom spleeter, bazooka bomb Eiffel Tower, and zen back around zee world! Wheeskers crossed, zee gold ees Mines!!!!

  10. Emmberrann says:

    Oh, Miz Natalie, honey. Are y’all okay? It’s so easy to get caught up in the Outrageous Frawnche that it’s hard to find your Way back…. oh, and Mousieu McRattersons is pretty durn cute, too.