Television Republic (Telewizja Republika) argues that the shape of the Fidget Spinner somehow reminds the shape of three sixes… (666).
The Polish article writes that “Media also observe that this small, colorful toy is essentially a tool of Satan and the popular toy has hidden numbers 666, the ‘number of the beast’, which is a symbol of the devil. These numbers can be seen, when the toy is spinning in a child’s hand.’Parents have to be aware that Satan indoctrinates children with these toys.'”
Of course this is just another silly, religious, news article (in which many Polish newspapers and TV stations spew out here in Poland.)
A few months ago nobody had even seen these Fidget Spinners: now they are found in every store around the world. This invention is now a huge success amongst youth consumers. The inventor, Catherine Hettinger, isn’t earning any money on it.
Fidget Spinner inventor Catherine Hettinger and her daughter:
Catherine Hettinger, inventor of the Fidget Spinner, held the patent on finger spinners for eight years, but surrendered it in 2005 because she could not afford the $400 (£310) renewal fee.
“I just didn’t have the money. It’s very simple,” she said.
Hettinger says the origins of the spinner lie in “one horrible summer” back in the early 1990s when she was suffering from myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder that causes muscle weakness, and was also caring for her daughter Sara, now 30.
“I couldn’t pick up her toys or play with her much at all, so I started throwing things together with newspaper and tape then other stuff,” she said. “It wasn’t really even prototyping, it was some semblance of something, she’d start playing with it in a different way, I’d repurpose it.”
After several redesigns, a basic, non-mechanical version of the spinner was born. “We kind of co-invented it – she could spin it and I could spin it, and that’s how it was designed,” she added.
A good video what to REALLY do with Fidget Spinners(Funny!)