WATCH: NASA astronauts using fidget spinners in space

Video: We all know that fidget spinners are legit magic. (I mean, either that or a cheap steel bearing around some weighted plastic.) We also all know that space is cool. Put the two together — fidget spinners in space — and you have… a science lesson, courtesy of NASA?

NASA’s latest video shows astronauts on the ISS doing some sick tricks in zero gravity, demonstrating the potential of a fidget spinner to spin for quite a while without gravity acting upon it as strongly as on terra firma.

And, y’know, spinning themselves around as well, like giant human novelty toys. You know you’d do exactly the same thing if you were in space. [YouTube]

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