WORLD’S BEST TOP-SPINNERS (Oct, 1958)

WORLD’S BEST TOP-SPINNERS

Malayan top makers and spinners are heroes. As they wind up their 12-pound tops on spinning ropes people watch their gestures and expressions with reverence. A crowd of Malayan gamblers waiting for a top to wobble—something that may not happen for 20 minutesis a-quiver with excitement. A famous top, tipped with a diamond, once spun an hour and five minutes on plate glass. Experts show their skill by transferring tops from one precarious perch to another as the minutes spin away.

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  1. Rick Auricchio says: October 15, 20108:27 am

    All I can think of is the guy with the spinning plates. Seems he was always on the Ed Sullivan Show in the 60s. http://www.youtube.com/…

  2. Rick Auricchio says: October 15, 20108:27 am

    I just realized that’s an impression of Sullivan, but the plate routine is still good.

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