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Re: Fidget spinner...............

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:58 pm
by M.Magis
dun wrote:
M.Magis wrote:I read the story about the lady that claimed to have invented it. She's using the term "invented" very loosely. She had a patent for a propeller looking thing built around a thimble looking dome. It fit over a finger and in theory would spin around a few times. She's comparing that to these things that have nearly frictionless bearings and will spin for 5 minutes at a time.

It's the bearings that fascinate me

Same here. My youngest son has one that I thought was battery powered when I first tried it. Just the slightest touch and it'll spin for nearly a minute.

Re: Fidget spinner...............

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:29 pm
by cow pollinater
My kids brought two of them home. I think they hid them when they figured out that I was not capable of being productive if they left them in plain sight so I'm back to swirling the flyswatter and clicking pens on and off endlessly.

Re: Fidget spinner...............

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:15 pm
by Bigfoot
My kwife daughter ran their fidget spinners about 6 hours today. The heat index was a hundred. I've seen very little fidgeting this afternoon. I fact I had to poke one to make sure she was still alive.

Re: Fidget spinner...............

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:39 pm
by greybeard
And just think..I wasted my early youth trying to get a peek down girls' blouses in class...I coulda been playing with one of these gadgets instead.

This kid has a couple of fidget spinners
https://imgur.com/gallery/CT2Hn

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Re: Fidget spinner...............

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:13 pm
by backhoeboogie
TN Cattle Man wrote:In my day we had "Clackers"! Anyone remember those death devices? Two big ol glass balls hanging on strings... If you didn't know what you were doing, you could literally knock yourself out!


Only the rich kids had clackers. We had big buttons on a string loop.

Re: Fidget spinner...............

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:14 pm
by TexasBred
backhoeboogie wrote:
TN Cattle Man wrote:In my day we had "Clackers"! Anyone remember those death devices? Two big ol glass balls hanging on strings... If you didn't know what you were doing, you could literally knock yourself out!


Only the rich kids had clackers. We had big buttons on a string loop.

We were so poor we just had to play with ourself. :hide:

Re: Fidget spinner...............

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:38 pm
by Bigfoot
Mine are running their fidget spinners again today. All this rain is really make my grass grow.

Re: Fidget spinner...............

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:48 pm
by Nesikep
Need to make fidget spinners for the bulls so they leave other stuff alone!