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Have You Seen This? Ditching fidget spinner trend with Rube Goldberg
Say goodbye to the fidget spinner trend with the beauty of a Rube Goldberg machine. - photo by Martha Ostergar
IN MEMORANDUM You may not remember the day you first heard about fidget spinners, but you may remember the day when you felt like you wish youd never heard about them.

But thats the deal with trends, right? Especially trends adopted by youths and young adults. Its ALL Pokemon Go all the time; its ALL fidget spinners all the time; or its ALL JNCO jeans all the time. At least, thats what it feels like if you havent boarded the train of any given trend.

Sure, there will always be those who continue with the trend because theyve truly found something that speaks to them. And we can be happy for and supportive toward these people. After all, its no skin off our noses if they love something we dont.

But for the rest of us, when a trend finally dissipates, we feel a sense of relief and maybe even a new zest for life.

To take the sense of relief a step further, YouTube user Kaplamino made a video to officially say goodbye to the fidget spinner trend. And its arguably a beautiful tribute.

In the video, Kaplamino shows off a Rube Goldberg machine made with marbles, ball bearings, and fidget spinners. Frankly, no matter how rudimentary these type of machines are, they tend to encapsulate a creative grace and beauty. So even if it is made up of fidget spinners, a Rube Goldberg machine is a great choice of medium for a tribute.

This particular machine has a nice, slow rhythm that lets the sense of anticipation build, creating a mesmerizing and effective experience. Basically, even if fidget spinners were your version of nails on a chalkboard, you just might find a sense of peace and closure when you watch this video.
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