Things You Didn’t Know About Hand Fidget Spinners

Posted: July 13, 2017 in Fidget Spinners

Hand fidget spinners are the latest popular craze to sweep schools, offices, and everything in between—but how much do you really know about these popular gadgets? Let’s take a look at interesting facts that you (probably!) didn’t know about hand fidget spinners.

Fact #1: They were invented in the 1990s

Although they are now forever associated with the year 2017 due to their hard and fast rise to fame in the spring of 2017, fidget spinners have been around in various forms since the 1990s. In their earlier years, they were often marketed as being beneficial for children with ADHD, autism and other special needs, as the use of the spinner may help develop fine motor skills; spinners may also work as a point of focus for children who need help concentrating during class.

Fact #2: There are different kinds of spinners

Not all spinners are created alike! Fidget spinners come in an array of different sizes, colors, styles, and even materials. The most common materials are metal and plastic, with metal spinners typically being the more versatile of the two common materials. Spinners all share a same basic style—a middle bearing with three protrusions—but the exact design can vary wildly. Some spinners feature rectangular legs, while others feature legs molded into various shapes such as triangles, flowers and more.


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