A father from Mississippi recently learned what happens when you combine a fidget spinner with compressed air.
Father John Harris was playing with a fidget spinner last week when his young son decided to try and experiment with the toy. His son grabbed his father’s air compressor and began making the spinner spin way faster than it ever should.
However, as the toy began spinning too fast, the plastic on the spinner exploded and caused it to hit the young boy, injuring him in the process.
“I was holding the spinner and the air hose when it happened,” he wrote. “We had been playing with it for a while and all of a sudden the plastic on the fidget spinner exploded.”
“I am sharing so no one else has the same stupid idea that I had,” he wrote. “We were lucky it missed his eyes. It could have been much worse.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
That danger, of course, isn’t highlighted in the YouTube videos Harris was emulating. In those videos, the toy — which is not designed for such use — is placed in a vice or something similar to hold it steady while compressed air is applied to it. It proceeds to spin like a propeller.
In Harris’ case, the toy clearly couldn’t withstand the force of being exposed to such high air pressure over time and exploded.The man and his son are fortunate nothing worse happened.
While these toys are certainly fun for kids and adults, as with anything, they can quickly bite back when modified or used in a way that they weren’t designed for. Don’t be tempted to try this at home.
If your child is playing with a fidget spinner, make sure they do not have access to compressed air or any type of device that can increase the speed at which they spin.
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