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Fidget Spinners? Thing of the past?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Vigilance, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Vigilance

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    Remember when kids would spin moving objects with their hands and think they ruled the world?

    That was me.


    Now that it's pretty much dead, does anyone even use them?
     
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    I hope so. :annoyed:
     
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    never
     
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    No idea. There's a gift shop at the airport where I work that always has them full stock. I don't know whether it's because the supplier is unusually on the deadline or that they're not selling.

    I like mine, but I'm fairly sure they're just like any fad...and gonna disappear almost as quickly as it came.
     
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    The fate of cancer spinners is like that of any poorly-designed meme - gone and forgotten, and dangerous to your computer. (Seriously, the thing is magnetic. I'm not letting one near anything I own.)

    We went from hover-scooters in 2015 to this in 2017? Where did the creative genius get shunted off to, anyway?
     
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    They’re probably still banned in Russia.
     
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    Right? I'm wondering if I could come out with something stupidly entertaining to people and make a crap-ton of money off of it :P
     
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    Fidget Spinners are dead? I wonder if my English teacher will keep the 'no fidget spinners' poster in the classroom...?
     
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    Honestly, good. I never found them funny or entertaining.
     
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    lol I seriously am laughing not on that fidget spinners are dead but at they just came in India and most of kids have one.
    Anyway I had one too which was a gift from a snack shop but instead of playing I disassembled it and thought why they spin so smoothly and why they have a particular shape. >_< Anyway the craze is less now but yeah kids here still enjoy playin it. I find nothing fun in it tho. XD
     
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    I'm an adult who has only ever seen them in use twice (once by one co-worker after the fad became a thing, and the second time when I got one myself because why not)

    So the time of kids spinning things thinking they ruled the world was extremely brief and detached for me - I saw some meme videos about them and the person I know and myself got it kind of as a joke, but I never saw it as a huge deal. Stupid fads happen all the time. This was nothing new.
     
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    It was really annoying and I am hoping it is just gone and over with.
     
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    I find it really interesting that countries that get the fad later are still in it. It feels like time travel knowing that it's going to die out.
     
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    I wish I had one, but everyone in my family is from an older generation of "ugh, millennials" so I would feel self conscious buying one for myself and I don't expect anyone to get me one. I have difficulty concentrating on things sometimes if I'm not doing something with my hands. Unfortunately that often defaults to eating. It's not very healthy since, when it's something I just do absentmindedly, I don't pay attention to how much I eat. I'm not as bad about that as I used to be and I've actually lost a lot of weight since I became more aware of it. I try to play handheld games, but that requires a little too much attention. Just doing something absentmindedly like fiddling with a fidget spinner would probably help me out a lot.
     
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    Fidget spinners are good for what Wolf Expert mentioned, doing something with your hands if you have attention span issues. But most kids weren't using them for that. I won't say I expected that they would die out, because I didn't, but I didn't see much of an appeal in them when they were big. During the beginning, all those 'popular' children were flaunting their $100 spinners, and considering I'm not in that clique, I was pining to just be able to spin one - they were literally right under my nose, and the next big thing, come on. But after time it just got pointless, especially after my friends started buying $100 spinners as well. The only person I know now who doesn't mock them is my brother, who probably has four at this point.
     
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    I've always thought fidget spinners were meant to be kind of a gimmick thing that would last like two or three months tops before all the hype fizzled out.
     
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