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Fidget Spinners Have Apparently Been Around for Centuries?

By: Sean Mack

August 2, 2017

This has been, without question, "the summer of the fidget spinner."  You can't go down the street for two blocks without seeing kids and their individualized spinner toys.  So the spinner phenomenon really came out of nowhere, huh?

Well, maybe not.

Check out this recent tweet from Arielle Pardes at Wired:

So it appears fidget spinners have been around since biblical times. It looks like the concept of a spinning toy dates back to around 2000 BC. Wow!