Space Makes Everything Better: Fidget Spinner Spinning In Space

October 16, 2017


This is a Twitter video of NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik (along with some others) experimenting with a fidget spinner aboard the International Space Station. No word how much it cost to send the fidget spinner up there, but I think I remember reading somewhere it costs like $10,000/pound to send stuff to the ISS. That's a pretty penny. This penny? Not so pretty. "That's a shirt button." Soooooo... "I can see your nips." I wish I could make them wink.

Because there's less friction between the spinner's components, the whole toy rotates in sync, not just the arms.

"Allowing the fidget spinner to float reduces the bearing friction by permitting the rate of the central ring and outer spinner to equalize, and the whole thing spins as a unit," Bresnik explained in the video caption.

Interesting. I just hope that experimenting with fidget spinners in space leads to advances in inexpensive personal helicopter technology here on earth. I'm thinking something Inspector Gadget style that fits in a hat because I like hats. You know what else I like? "Gloves?" No way, I'm a mittens guy. My fingers are all really close and don't like being separated. I was going to say pizza though before your horrible guess.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Luc, who agrees we should send them one of those drinking bird toys and see what it does up there.

  • Perpetual Pizza

    Because they still don't get enough cancer from solar radiation.

  • TheQiwiMan

    I think this seals the deal. Humans just made space their bitch.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    finally, space receives some much needed dank-ness. your move aliens.

  • Doog

    As a half-alien I can assure you we've already responded. Wait til you see the zero gravity bong hits our Commander is ripping as we speak.

  • Bro Jones

    Man they did not even spin it while slightly turning it and releasing to create a sweet top like rotation effect, so wicked

  • Fredrik Pettersen

    Are you for real?... Cowabunga dude!

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