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The world’s first fidget spinner, circa 2000 BCE

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 01, 2017

Arielle Pardes posted this image of a baked clay sculpture/figurine that is the spitting image of a fidget spinner.

First Fidget Spinner

“Spinning Toy with Animal Heads” is from Tell Asmar in Iraq, former site of the ancient Sumerian city of Eshnunna, dates from 2000-1800 BCE, and is currently housed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.