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The shoddy science behind fidget spinners

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Jenn Jarmula, an elementary- and middle-school teacher in Chicago, recently hung a sign outside her classroom. This Is A Fidget Spinner Free Zone, it read. Fidget spinners — which dominate Amazon’s top-selling toys and games list — are nothing more than gadgets with three weighted prongs that spin, spin, spin on the fingers of sixth-graders like tiny ceiling fans. They’ve existed in some form since 1993, but lately they’ve grown so popular that retailers can barely keep them in stock. In order to keep up with demand, Toys “R” Us has chartered jets to ship spinners to its stores.


On – 11 May, 2017 By Sean Gregory

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