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  # 1798518 12-Jun-2017 14:36
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We were out shopping over the weekend and I saw these things in a shop and decided to buy an hand full of them to see what all the ado is about,  I know  I know total waste but I must admit they are addictive. I had a discussion with my son actually it was more him mocking me dammit no respect these days, but as to any benefit to ADHD or Autism he was saying that there is no benefit to be had except for any toy benefit. 





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  # 1803647 19-Jun-2017 20:10
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MikeB4:

 

We were out shopping over the weekend and I saw these things in a shop and decided to buy an hand full of them to see what all the ado is about,  I know  I know total waste but I must admit they are addictive. I had a discussion with my son actually it was more him mocking me dammit no respect these days, but as to any benefit to ADHD or Autism he was saying that there is no benefit to be had except for any toy benefit. 

 

 

 

 

Glad someone found them addictive. I used mine once for about a minute and thought "that was a waste of a minute". At least I bought 2... So my kids can have them when they come over for holiday.


 
 
 
 


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Maybe. Germany destroyed a few tons:

http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/17/german-customs-to-destroy-35-tonnes-of-unsafe-fidget-spinners-6716200/

Also some product safety fears in USA:

http://www.snopes.com/fidget-spinners-unsafe-lead/

Who knows but virtually nothing is tested/sampled these days and there has been a rush to produce and get to market.



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Some kid here spun one and the bearing came off... "The side of the spinner was cracked and when he spun it, the disc flew in his mouth and before he realised, he swallowed it."

 

 

 

I call BS, and the kid, and his parents are morons.


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  # 1804377 20-Jun-2017 20:57
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We have been having fun with these, spinning races remind me of the Cellphone races we had at work or the ball baring races we had at work, hmmm that gives me an idea how fast would one of these spin using a airgun on it?





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  # 1804379 20-Jun-2017 21:02
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hmmm that gives me an idea how fast would one of these spin using a airgun on it?

 

 

No quicker than anything else I've spun with a bearing in it. Pretty boring really. 


 
 
 
 


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MikeB4:

 

hmmm that gives me an idea how fast would one of these spin using a airgun on it?

 

 

No quicker than anything else I've spun with a bearing in it. Pretty boring really. 

 

 

 

 

Ball bearing race on a screw driver, set the gun against the out ring hit with the airstream until its screaming then drop the bearing race onto concrete floor, not really boring





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MikeB4:

 

blakamin:

 

MikeB4:

 

hmmm that gives me an idea how fast would one of these spin using a airgun on it?

 

 

No quicker than anything else I've spun with a bearing in it. Pretty boring really. 

 

 

 

 

Ball bearing race on a screw driver, set the gun against the out ring hit with the airstream until its screaming then drop the bearing race onto concrete floor, not really boring

 

 

Maybe when I was 14.... small things, etc.


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Having fun is good for the soul wink





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I found they are good for something :)

 

 

 

 

 

@freitasm why does a BBCode youtube video disappear when i update my post?

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