Stick it

Behold the humble stick. What did children use for playtime before they discovered the stick? Where did they get their swords? How did they poke each others' eyes out?

The stick was one of three playthings inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame this week. The others were Baby Doll and the skateboard. Previous inductees include the bicycle, Mr. Potato Head and the cardboard box.

The induction committee praised the stick's versatility, saying it can represent most anything from magic wand to fishing rod. We always used them for -- ka-chow! -- guns. Or eye-pokers.

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