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Topic # 215007 8-Jun-2017 12:14
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I went to the Armageddon Expo, the New Zealand owned commercial science fiction and comics convention.

There must have been 10,000 Fidget spinners for sale.

Here's an article in Stuff

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/93412846/fidget-spinners-banned-at-southland-school

"A Southland school says it will destroy fidgets spinners found on school grounds.

Waverley Park School principal Kerry Hawkins said the toys were banned on school grounds and if found would be confiscated and could be destroyed.

"This definitive reaction has been brought about by us reaching our collective tipping-point with frequent and multiple interruptions to learning caused by off-task fidget spinner owners, fidget spinner losses, fidget spinner thefts, hunts for lost fidget spinners, disputes over 'found' fidget spinners and the odd attempt at the on-selling of 'found' fidget spinners," Hawkins says in the schools' newsletter."
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  Reply # 1796563 8-Jun-2017 12:17
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Off the cuff remark - you can never try to control too much...





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  Reply # 1796564 8-Jun-2017 12:18
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Good on them. School is for education.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1796566 8-Jun-2017 12:21
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They should be banned on planes in the cabin as well

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they should bring back chatterings


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  Reply # 1796615 8-Jun-2017 13:17
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Linux: They should be banned on planes in the cabin as well

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Because..?





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  Reply # 1796619 8-Jun-2017 13:27
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Hyperactive kids being disruptive often grow up to invent useful stuff. The ones who stay in line become minimum wage factory drones. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1796620 8-Jun-2017 13:28
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Rikkitic:

 

Hyperactive kids being disruptive often grow up to invent useful stuff. The ones who stay in line become minimum wage factory drones. 

 

 

 

 

What crap!


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  Reply # 1796621 8-Jun-2017 13:31
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Linux: They should be banned on planes in the cabin as well

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Because..?

 

 

Cause they might hijack a plane with them??





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  Reply # 1796622 8-Jun-2017 13:34
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Rikkitic:

 

Hyperactive kids being disruptive often grow up to invent useful stuff. The ones who stay in line become minimum wage factory drones. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citation please





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networkn:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Hyperactive kids being disruptive often grow up to invent useful stuff. The ones who stay in line become minimum wage factory drones. 

 

 

 

 

What crap!

 

 

 

 

I can't write my sons response tongue-out





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  Reply # 1796626 8-Jun-2017 13:42
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Linux: They should be banned on planes in the cabin as well

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Because..?

 

 

 

 

They are bloody annoying?


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  Reply # 1796630 8-Jun-2017 13:48
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Love how the GZ adverts popped up a site selling Fidget Spinners!

 

Seriously - if the school has said don't bring them to school - then the kids have been warned.





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  Reply # 1796631 8-Jun-2017 13:50
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MikeB4:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Hyperactive kids being disruptive often grow up to invent useful stuff. The ones who stay in line become minimum wage factory drones. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citation please

 

 

Here are five. You should learn to do this yourself instead of always asking others.

 

 

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201106/is-the-adhd-brain-more-creative

 

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/the-creative-gifts-of-adhd/

 

http://totallyadd.com/5-superpowers-of-adhd/

 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kanpur/adhd-kids-way-more-creative-than-peers-study/articleshow/57610876.cms

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4947226/

 

 





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  Reply # 1796632 8-Jun-2017 13:51
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I wish I had imported a bunch of these 9 months ago when a friend of mine in the US said they were going to be big, I dismissed his thoughts......

 

 

 

 


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networkn:

 

Good on them. School is for education.

 

 

GOOD-ON-THEM. SCHOOL-IS-FOR-MINDLESS-CONFORMITY.

 

 





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