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- n. The study of unorthodox and resourceful techniques employed by people to avoid boredom in all situations. A body of knowledge that includes the perfection of meaningless technique (such as straw-popping or hand shadows), odd physical sensations (such as the playground simulation,"dead man's finger"), pointless games (such as "cheek darts"), as well as simple pranks against friends and social institutions.
The term was coined by Sam Bartlett in the 1980s and trademarked (by Bartlett) in 2002. (Wiktionary)