I'm also including a video that I made here of a man using something similar to "worry beads". I forget the term for this thing, but it is basically a piece of string with a ball at each end. Men and women here use these (and true worry beads, which more resemble rosary beads sans crucifix) to calm themselves (thus the term, "worry beads"). I bought a pair, but I still haven't figured out how to make them dance as this man does. The video quality isn't the best, since I was stupidly facing the brightly lit outdoors, but you can get the point.
By the way, thanks for everyone's comments of late. Keep 'em coming.