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5 things you didnít know about Silly Putty
Yahoo.com ^ | 04/25/2012 | Mike Smith

Posted on 04/25/2012 8:53:37 PM PDT by Silentgypsy

Cracking open its egg-shaped packaging, exploring its bizarre, mushy properties, and inevitably leaving it on top of the heater and letting it melt all over the carpet, playing with Silly Putty is a rite of passage for every child.

But there's an impressive amount of history, chemistry, and trivia behind these odd, polymer nuggets -- and a few surprising facts.

It was a war-time accident.

World War II, in fact.

(Excerpt) Read more at games.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: napl; recreation; relaxation; toys
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Article includes recipe for made-at-home silly-putty-type product.
1 posted on 04/25/2012 8:53:45 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

One of the few things that does not taste like chicken.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 8:54:46 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Silentgypsy

I’d rather have a Slinky


3 posted on 04/25/2012 8:56:34 PM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: ken5050
I was always fascinated by oobleck.

/johnny

4 posted on 04/25/2012 9:04:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ClearCase_guy
One of the few things that does not taste like chicken.

I love a good sense of humour. Good one.

5 posted on 04/25/2012 9:05:46 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Silentgypsy

I really don’t remember it being that much fun to play with. Kinda’ boring after only a couple minutes.


6 posted on 04/25/2012 9:05:52 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: Silentgypsy

Now that newspapers and the funny pages are hollow shells, silly putty has lost a lot of its luster.

It was cool to pick up images and “photoshop” them with silly putty


7 posted on 04/25/2012 9:08:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bullish
I really don’t remember it being that much fun to play with. Kinda’ boring after only a couple minutes.

That's just because you did not pretend it was food and then feed it to your little baby brother!

8 posted on 04/25/2012 9:09:17 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Silentgypsy

It is still available and still sold? Who knew?


9 posted on 04/25/2012 9:12:03 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Silentgypsy

BTW my friends wife Dr. Carolyn Sumners, Made quite a good living selecting toys for space shuttle crews to conduct serious physics experiments with in space.

She selected stuff based on physics.
They had fun while they made notes on experiments.

Ohh...Silly Putty in Space...


10 posted on 04/25/2012 9:14:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
It was cool to pick up images and “photoshop” them with silly putty

That was probably my favorite thing to do with Silly Putty. That, and stretch it out thin, and then "snap" it. Loved that sound.

11 posted on 04/25/2012 9:14:57 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: gunsequalfreedom
That's just because you did not pretend it was food and then feed it to your little baby brother

HEY!!! I WAS the little baby brother.

12 posted on 04/25/2012 9:15:31 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: gunsequalfreedom

I really don’t remember it being that much fun to play with. Kinda’ boring after only a couple minutes.


That’s just because you did not pretend it was food and then feed it to your little baby brother!

LOL I did just that. I was about 6 and he was about 4. Two tastes was all he wanted.


13 posted on 04/25/2012 9:16:45 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Silentgypsy

Holy sh*t! I just read the article!

Carolyn probably put silly putty in space!

The objective was two fold.
To relieve boredom and to conduct legitimate experiments.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 9:17:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This thread has potential, and not a ping in sight.


15 posted on 04/25/2012 9:18:13 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: sockmonkey
Silly putty was fun.
Everything was fun when I was a kid. ☺
16 posted on 04/25/2012 9:21:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Silentgypsy; Slings and Arrows
What does a pile of 250 POUNDS OF SILLY PUTTY look like? How does it act?

Answer here:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/12/im-feeling-silly.html#!/2005/12/im-feeling-silly.html
Awesome pics and funny story.
17 posted on 04/25/2012 9:22:42 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Silentgypsy

It’s tasteless gum that never loses it flavor.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 9:22:46 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Whoa.

19 posted on 04/25/2012 9:26:08 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gLDyj4O31U


20 posted on 04/25/2012 9:28:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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