You spin me right ’round, baby, right ’round – Part one

How did the peace-making toy from the 1980s became the fastest growing hit in history and why did it take it 37 years? Who got famous for it but not wealthy and who got wealthy but not famous?
Seven stories and anecdotes about a seven dollar toy (and some others) that demonstrate almost every principle of the short head theory.
Oh, and no. We are not talking about the hula hoop. Yet…

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