Over 50s discover the fidget spinner

It transpires this year’s must have for the grandchildren is fast becoming the over 50s must have gadget. Dating back to the 1990s (we know, but that’s an age ago to the grandchildren!) the is a darn clever little invention; you set it in motion (spinning) and then balance it on your finger or thumb, remarkably therapeutic!

Essentially ball bearings housed in a casing usually made of plastic, the gadget/toy is marketed as a release mechanism for nervous energy or stress. In the Wikipedia description they cite ‘The toy has been advertised to may help people who have trouble focusing or fidgeting (such as those with ADHD, autism, or anxiety) by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or stress.’

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