How fidget spinners came to dominate the list of best-selling toys on Amazon
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This is what a fidget spinner looks like:
Currently popular among children in the US, one type of spinner was created by Florida-based inventor Catherine Hettinger in 1993. She patented the toy in 1997, but couldn’t afford a renewal in 2005.
*Correction: An earlier version of this story credited Hettinger with inventing spinners.