Just heard about "Myachi" a new hand game that is catching on rapidly. This is one of those crazy things that crops up once in a while that kids latch onto and could quickly become a national obsession. Past examples: hacky sack, Koosh balls, wall crawlers… those are just the ones I think of from my childhood.
The official web site is here, but it really doesn't explain the concept very well. For a better view of what it is all about, do a search for Myachi on YouTube. With only 678 videos as of this writing, it still is a young phenomenon (compare that to a search for "Diet Coke and Mentos" which brings up over 7,000 videos).
It looks cool. Looks like they are making a ton of money off of it as well – all that a Myachi bag consists of is a small 3-inch rectangular bean bag. By the time Christmas rolls around, there should be a national shortage of them, schools will be banning them and parents will be standing in line at Toys R Us at seven in the morning to get their hands on the latest shipment.
Oh, and the name? A combination of "Mr Myagi" from the Karate Kid and Tai Chi. And yes, the whole thing was originally conceived of as a drinking game. Further proof that I should drink more often and write down my ideas while doing so.