The Story Behind | The Extraordinary History of the Ordinary
About This Show
Do you ever wonder about the history of everyday things in your world? Do you like trivia and fun facts? Have you lost hours to Wikipedia rabbit holes?
The Story Behind is the show for you! Trivia nerd Emily Prokop explores the origins and cool stories that surround the things, people and places you may never have wondered about before.
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Most Recent Episode
Fidget Spinners | The Stress-Relief Toy Fad Teachers Hate (TSB062)
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Did you ever wonder about that teacher’s magical drawer that contained all the awesome toys confiscated throughout the year? Like that scene in “A Christmas Story” when the teacher opens her desk drawer to put in the kids’ wax teeth, and when the camera pans to the inside, there seems to be a bottomless treasure trove. Back when I was in school, I imagine my teachers’ drawers were full of slap bracelets and pogs, followed by yo-yos when they made a quick resurgence in the ‘90s. In this episode, I’ll be talking about the current fad of confiscated classroom toys, the contested origin of them, the supposed benefits of them and a little bit of physics. I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Fidget Spinners. Follow The Story Behind: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website Check out #PodernFamily on Twitter to find other great indie podcasts like this one. If you enjoy podcasts about history, literature, archeology, and the arts, check out the hashtag #HumanitiesPodcasts on Twitter to find more podcasts like this one. Click here to support this podcast on Patreon. Media: Music for Makers Sources: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/05/the-fidget-spinner-craze-is-already-over.html http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/kids/woman-who-invented-the-fidget-spinner-isnt-getting-anything/news-story/05eb69bbd4c8598582d68ffd202e356a https://www.fatherly.com/play/activities/theres-real-science-behind-fidget-spinners/?utm_source=curiosity&utm_medi