THE number of nunchucks in British homes is at its lowest level since the 1960s, according to new research.
The Institute for Studies found nunchucks first emerged as socially acceptable household items in the early 1970s, alongside the rise of Kung Fu movies.
By the mid 1980s nunchucks were being bought by millions of young men with mullets and sleeveless heavy metal t-shirts, all of whom failed to master even the most basic nunchuck techniques.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “By the early 1990s computer games were beginning to take the place of traditional British nunchucks.
“It was an incredibly sad but perhaps inevitable victory of new technology over a rudimentary device that only ever harmed its owner. Often quite badly.”
Julian Cook, 42, from Stevenage, said: “I remember my uncle had a set of nunchucks that he would whip out and show me and my mates. We were only 10 years-old at the time but he was really quite safe with them. After the first couple of times he stopped waving them around and just put them on the kitchen table.
“I guess it was just a simpler, more nunchuck-friendly era.”