Fidget Spinners: The fad distracting the nation

Useful tool or nuisance?

Useful tool or nuisance?

While it's hard to walk around Beirut today without seeing at least one person idly spinning away, Bou Monsef said that like other fads, the toy became a hit and would eventually be replaced by a different craze.

You can pick up a spinner in Katherine for a reasonable $5.

There have been several reports this gadget has caused major distractions in the classroom, and have been banned in schools in the U.K. and throughout the United States.

A school in Co.Wicklow has made the decision to ban fidget spinners, not because they are unsafe, but because they are proving to be a major distraction while children are in class.

Just when we thought things couldn't get any crazier - a 6 year old school kid from Northern Ireland asked his barber if he could get a fidget spinner shaved into the back of his head!

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"We have banned Pokemon cards because there were a lot of fights, we were just putting out too many fires". The devices are supposed to be calming and help students concentrate. Its purported inventor, Catherine Hettinger, came up with the idea as a device to distract young children from mischievous behavior by providing them with a soothing toy to play with.

A spokeswoman from the NT Education Department said there was "no blanket ban on fidget spinners yet".

"No Katherine schools have a policy against them at the moment".

First designed for students with Attention Deficit Disorder to focus more in school, it seems like every middle schooler has one.

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