A toy “hand spinner” that keeps a mysterious has swept across the globe world as well as Japan. I always think about why the little toy is so prevalent. But as a result, I believe that there is no reason for fashion. A video explaining how such a hand spinner was born and became a boom was posted on YouTube.
Roughly speaking, in 1997, Catherine Hettinger of Oklahoma State developed a prototype of hand spinner. We apply for patent as “spinning toy”. Originally it seems that the toys are used for patients with myasthenia gravis. However, when a fancy toy such as Farby and Tamagotchi become dominant position in the market, too simple hand spinner could not make the contract with the manufacturer on mass production of finger spinner and never saw the eyes of the day. But, the condition will change and at the end of the 2016, suddenly “Fijet Spinner (nickname of hand spinner ) came into vogue in the United States.
At the same time, there was a coincidence that the rectangular toy ‘Fjett Cube’ which also kills time is successful in cloud funding. In such a fijet boom, Fijet Spinner, which swept across the nationwide classrooms and offices, was imported to Japan as a “hand spinner”.
Unfortunately, inventor of the little toy, Hettinger failed to pay the renewal fee of the patent ($ 400: about 45,000 yen) in 2005 and the patent which became the prototype of the hand spinner will expire. If she can pay the patent, she may become rich. In addition, with the heating of the finger spinner, some videos and article begin to introduce some tricks of playing the toy. The Wired article also introduces a scientific approach to keep hand spinner rotating for the longest time. Those who would like to earn one more with hand spinner, please also read carefully here.