Woman Discovers 4,000-Year-Old Fidget Spinner, And Twitter Lost It

Woman Discovers 4,000-Year-Old Fidget Spinner, And Twitter Lost It

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Everything old is new again. Though not everything that's 4000 years old happens to be today's latest craze. 

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Yup. Whatever it is, it looks a whole lot like a dang fidget spinner. From 2000 BC in present-day Iraq. Check it out, it's in a museum and everything:

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Twitter, as you can imagine, can only see a fidget spinner, because of the psychological principle of functional fixedness - that is, the mind's predisposition to only see the familiar in a new and potentially unrelated stimulus. Or rather: 

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#YeOldeFidgetSpinner is pretty solid. The location of the find, Tell Asmar, begged certain questions. 


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What's old is new. The comforting implication here is that if it is a fidget spinner, then presumably at some point the fad must've gone the way of the Pog and the Tomagachi.

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According to the Verge, its designation as a 'spinning toy' is kinda suspect when it's far more likely that it was used as a weapon. The very same institute housing our maybe fidget spinner also has another object found in the exact same area of the world that is definitely a mace head.

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Either way, keep your eyes peeled. It's only a matter of time before we run into an ancient stone Tickle-Me-Elmo.



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