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1. Requiring wind for "lift" and lines (or tethers) to keep it from flying away which toy, originating in the 5th Century BC, can also be used as a piece of sporting equipment (if it is made big and strong enough)?
2. Which winding toy (made of two connecting disks and a length of string) has been in use for thousands of years, and tends to go through a resurgence of use every few decades?
3. Which toy, invented in the 1820s, requires wind (from the mouth, pump or gas bottle) to inflate it for use?
4. Most likely invented in the 16th Century and modernised in the 1930s, which winding toy consists of a box, a crank handle and a "surprise"?
5. Resembling a windmill, which toy, made of paper (or plastic curls) attached to a stick with a pin, was invented in 1919?
6. Which chattery windup toy inspired by the inventor's mother-in-law was originally released in 1949?
7. The Pon-Pon was invented in the 1960s and was a major craze for children in the 1970s and 80s. Inflated using wind power (ie, a pump), and bounced on by children around the world, this inflatable toy had many different names. Of the following list, which name was the toy NOT known as?
8. A patent for the keyless clockwork motor was granted in 1952. Also known as a pullback motor, which children's toy was the main usage of this type of wind-up technology?
9. Widespread paper manufacture in 500 BC and the use of paper folding shortly after were the precursors to this timelessly classic toy. Whilst not needing wind directly to work, aerodynamics is important for which folded paper toy?
10. The modern version of the original ancient Roman form of this toy was invented in the 1920s. Requiring wind to be inflated, and creating wind as it is deflated, which toy is a favourite of fart joke lovers everywhere?
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