Thanks to Google, #Fidget spinners are now just a tab away. Do a search for the term ‘#Spinner’ (not ‘fidget spinner’) on Google and the bluish-green virtual toy will pop up on your screen. You can spin it manually or, in case you’re too lazy, just click on the ‘Spin’ button at the bottom and let Google spin it for you.

The widget has a desktop and mobile version. What’s more, you can swap the spinner with a numbered wheel. The size of the wheel can be adjusted to any number between 2 and 20.

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What's the point of all of this, you ask? Well, there isn't any, except for the fact that it’s a great way to kill time and unlike real fidget spinners, it’ll never go out of stock.

What are fidget spinners?

A fidget spinner is a three-pronged plastic device centred around a circle with ball bearings. “The momentum of the toy provides a pleasing sensory experience, according to user reviews,” states a Live Science report.

The season’s hottest toy was invented by Catherine Hettinger, according to a Guardian report. The Florida-based techie created the device as a way to entertain her seven-year-old daughter, Sara.

Hettinger was suffering from myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder that causes muscle weakness, while she was caring for Sara.

“I couldn’t pick up her toys or play with her much at all, so I started throwing things together with newspaper and tape then other stuff,” she told The Guardian.

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“It wasn’t really even prototyping, it was some semblance of something, she’d start playing with it in a different way, I’d repurpose it,” she explained.

“We kind of co-invented it – she could spin it and I could spin it, and that’s how it was designed,” Hettinger added. Hettinger’s patent was granted in 1997, however, she had to surrender it in 2005 as she could not afford the £310 renewal fee.

Believe it or not, fidget spinners are more popular than Kim Kardashian

Even though many schools across the US and UK have banned fidget spinners, the plastic toy is a hit with kids and adults alike. In fact, according to Google Trends, fidget spinners have been more popular than Donald Trump and #kim kardashian combined!

“Fidget spinners provide a way to unplug from the rapid advances of the world and play with something predictable – the opposite of daily life in a sense,” said Max Salientes, founder of fidget spinner brand Stealth Spinners, in an interview with the Huffington Post.

“In an increasingly disconnected world, I believe these sensations create a cathartic effect that helps us refocus while simultaneously lowering our stress levels,” added Salientes.