According to claims made by toy stores across the US, the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, is thought to have been at least partly responsible for a huge increase in sales of jigsaw puzzles.
Toy stores all over the country have reported a massive surge in popularity of the interlockable puzzles, which occupy players for hours, encouraging them to empty their brains of all other thoughts, and providing them with a deep satisfaction in completing a harmless, and meaningless, task.
The power of jigsaw puzzles can be harnessed to deal with stress or boredom, by focusing on the colored pieces, thereby blocking out annoying, tedious, and stressful and pointless issues, which the impeachment trial certainly is.
Not to mention the expense of the trial, which I just did.
The news comes after other revelations that senators present at the trial were uninterested enough in it to resort to playing games on their mobiles and sleeping whilst it was in process.
A spokesman for Toys R Us, America's most popular toy shop, said:
"Jigsaw puzzles have been flying off our shelves. Not literally, of course - that would be ridiculous - but they've been selling rather more quickly than they usually do."
One man seen buying a jigsaw puzzle, Thomas Winker, was asked why he'd bought it, instead of, say, a Nintendo Wii. He replied:
"Me and my entire family can engross ourselves in this 2000-piece puzzle, and forget that Trump exists. Plus it's a lot cheaper."
Other activities that people have been resorting to in order to 'block out' the impeachment trial, are learning to ride a unicycle, origami, and knitting.