Funny what reappears from the past when you’re cleaning, isn’t it?
I unearthed this item from the depths of my piano stool (no idea why it was THERE, of all places!) a few days ago. A Boomerang, a gift from one of my husband’s nephews. He purchased it during a trip to Australia some years ago.
Now my familiarity with a boomerang is limited to the lyrics of a novelty song, My Boomerang Won't Come Back, which was popular back in the 1960s. The song was recorded British comedian Charlie Drake and became a surprise hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 1961. Read more about the artist and song at Wikipedia. Here are the lyrics.
The boomerang was historically used for hunting, as well as sport and entertainment. It is thrown and typically constructed to spin about an axis perpendicular to the direction of its flight. A returning boomerang, which the label states this one is, is designed to circle back to the thrower.
Readers in Australia can perhaps tell us stories about the boomerang, as it seems to be closely tied to the history of that continent. Or you can read about it on the Wikipedia page.
It’s an interesting and odd looking item. I am not sure what to do with it. Display it? Perhaps, but I can’t seem to make it successfully stand up in the little wooden display stand provided.
This could be the oddest thing I have in my house! What about you: what do you consider to be the “oddest” thing you own?