Fidget Spinners, invented in 90s and a rage in 2017
I love Fidget Spinners. There I said it. It's addictive, kills time and no matter how much some naysayers try to bog it down; it's spreading like wildfire and is everywhere. If you have not heard of it yet, chances are you will soon see it with one of your colleagues or friends, spinning them out. So what in the blazes are fidget spinners?
Fidget spinners are not something that appeared out of the blue, they have been around since the 1990s and was developed by Catherine Hettinger in Florida to help kids tackle with Attention-deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Autism. The idea was to give kids something to occupy themselves with and stop them from fidgeting all the time so that they could concentrate better.
It all started to come back when a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign got massive response to something called a Fidget cube, which is a small cube that has switches, buttons, joysticks, dials, and gears, in short everything to keep someone's hands occupied. The campaign had a goal of raising $15,000 but 154,926 people ended up pledging almost $6.5 million to make it a reality.
Next came the time for the successful return of Fidget Spinners, a toy that traditionally comes with three wings, which can be rotated with a flick of your hand. People are now literally going gaga over it and several versions of this toy are out in the market, all of which are excellent to get that incessant need to fidget out of your way.
Although these fidget spinners are doing brisk business, some schools are really not happy with how things are shaping up. Some of them are downright banning fidget spinners, as they think these are destructive in nature. On the other hand, some are looking at this as a learning curve, students are being asked to be DIY Mavericks and create their own fidget spinners.