Pedro Edralin Flores was born in the Philippines back in 1896. He moved to the United States in 1915 settling in San Francisco where he attend the High School of Commerce. He studied law at the University of California, Berkeley and the Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. While attending college he worked at odd-jobs to make a living.
While working as a bellboy he read an article that forever changed his life. He remembered playing with a bandalore while in the Philippines. So, in 1928 he opened up a business selling his invention until 1932 when a comparator bought him out for the hefty sum of $750,000.00. having enough money to live comfortably he continued to travel working for the company that bought him out, giving demonstrations on how to use the invention. He died in 1964.
While we all have had one or at least seen one, someone had to invent it. What you may not know about Pedro is that he invented the first yo-yo in the United States.
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