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What is a ‘Fidget’? — Watch Dennis & Michele play with the latest toy phenomenon

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If you’ve got young kids and they haven’t bugged you for a Fidget Spinner yet, they will.

Their popularity is exploding over the last two weeks and it’s spreading. I went to a 7-Eleven store in South Jersey yesterday and the woman there said she can barely keep them in stock and they’re getting more today.

Other convenience stores in the area were already out of them. The Fidget Cube is the ninth most funded product on Kickstarter. Their creators have raised over 6.5 million from backers of the pointless product.

(Dennis Malloy/Townsquare Media)
(Dennis Malloy/Townsquare Media)

But mental health professionals say there is a point to both of the fidget toys. They say it helps kids and adults alike with ADHD or autism. It apparently helps by keeping your hands busy and allowing the mind to focus better.

I think most adults with find them pointless and useless, but kids WANT THEM. You can find them online for $4.95 for the spinner and slightly more for the cube, and $7.99 and $9.99 for the cube in stores.

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