Fidget Spinner Flight of the Bumblebee on guitar is one of the best ideas I’ve had in a while. I think we all can agree on that… Flight of the Bumblebee was composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Fidget Spinners were created by Catherine Hettinger. Let me know you’re fidget spinner tricks in the comments.. I think?
A fidget spinner is a type of stress-relieving toy. A basic fidget spinner consists of a bearing in the center of a design made from any of a variety of materials including brass, stainless steel, titanium, copper and plastic. The toy has been advertised as helping people who have trouble with focusing or fidgeting (such as those with ADHD, autism, or anxiety) by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or psychological stress. Experts were divided on this claim, with some supporting it while others disputed its scientific basis and argued the toy may actually be more distracting.
Although they were invented in the 1990s, fidget spinners became a popular toy in 2017. Often marketed with health benefits, the toy began being used by school children, resulting in some schools banning the spinners, arguing that the toy became a distraction in classrooms. Other schools are allowing the toy to be used discreetly by children in order to help them concentrate.
Fidget spinners are often designed with the intent to relieve stress. Basic fidget spinners consist of a two or three pronged design with a bearing in its center circular pad. An individual holds the center pad while the toy spins. Designs are made from various materials including brass, stainless steel, titanium, copper, aluminum, and plastic. The types of bearings generally used are ceramic, metal (stainless steel or chrome), and hybrid designs. Additionally, bearings can be different to adjust for the design’s spin time, vibration, and noise, leading to unique sensory feedback.
On December 23, 2016, James Plafke of Forbes published an article describing fidget spinners as the “must-have office toy for 2017.” In late March, users on social media websites such as YouTube and Reddit began uploading videos reviewing and performing tricks with fidget spinners. The Boston Globe reported that fidget toys in general “entered the mainstream” with the related Fidget Cube toy also rising in popularity. Several sellers on Etsy were reported to be creating and selling customized spinner designs.
The fidget spinner’s popularity began to increase greatly in April 2017, with Google searches for “fidget spinner” spiking that month, according to Money magazine. By May 4, variations of the spinner occupied every spot on Amazon’s top 20 best seller list for toys. Many publications referred to the fidget spinner as a fad, with some journalists comparing it to the rise in popularity of water bottle flipping in 2016. On April 27, 2017, the New York Post detailed, “so-called fidget spinners, low-tech, low-price stress relieving toys, are a huge fad sweeping the country, and stores can’t keep them in stock.” In May 2017, there was so much demand for fidget spinners that in China, some factories that used to make cellphones and phone accessories switched to making fidget spinners.
On May 16, 2017, video game publisher Ketchapp released a fidget spinner app. The app recieved 7 million downloads within the first two weeks after it was released.
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