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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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To: Silentgypsy

Pretty yucky when you got hair in it.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 9:28:55 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: ken5050
I’d rather have a Slinky

Yeah, except that they make 'em out of plastic now and they don't work worth diddly.

22 posted on 04/25/2012 9:31:32 PM PDT by norton (I will transmit this information to Vladimir.)
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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.”

Did you try putting it on your little sister’s nose while she was napping and then tell here nose was getting big when she woke up?


23 posted on 04/25/2012 9:32:25 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ("Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!")
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To: mylife
Everything was fun when I was a kid.

Now it's all labeled "known to cause cancer in the state of California". I also used to like to run behind the vapor clouds of the ddt trucks, and play with mercury..It was so slicky, slithery, amazing.

And no, we were supposed to go in the house when the ddt trucks cruised through the wherry housing, but what fun is that?

24 posted on 04/25/2012 9:38:53 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: sockmonkey

We used to make this stuff from gasoline and styrofoam that was like silly putty in some regards, but was highly flammable.

We called it “blob materiel”

No one was ever hurt, some eyebrows were singed...


25 posted on 04/25/2012 9:43:34 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: norton

“Yeah, except that they make ‘em out of plastic now and they don’t work worth diddly.”

LOL! That makes ANOTHER great punchline to the “slinkys are like liberals, pretty worthless but fun to push down the stairs once-in-awhile”.


27 posted on 04/25/2012 9:44:19 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: 21twelve

That there is funny!


28 posted on 04/25/2012 9:45:14 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dayglored; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
The direct ancestor of Happy Fun Ball.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 9:51:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

30 posted on 04/25/2012 9:53:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
"We used to make this stuff from gasoline and styrofoam that was like silly putty in some regards, but was highly flammable."

We put together something like that when we were kids. That damn stuff burned for something like 2 days! Water just seemed to make it mad. lol

31 posted on 04/25/2012 9:55:47 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: norton; ken5050

Let’s see.

Slinky or Silly Putty?

Silly Putty really doesn’t do much when you push it down the stairs.

Unlike Slinky.

And Liberals.


32 posted on 04/25/2012 9:57:25 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: KoRn

You are firmly in my camp of childhood and adulthood


33 posted on 04/25/2012 9:59:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating …and you finish off as an orgasm.” ― George Carlin

34 posted on 04/25/2012 10:04:12 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: norton

Steel slinkys are still available. You can find them on Amazon, at least.


35 posted on 04/25/2012 10:05:25 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Daffynition
Its a happy ending ☺
36 posted on 04/25/2012 10:07:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Silentgypsy

Wait until Silly-Putty gets enmeshed in your daughter’s hair. Next to impossible to get out.


37 posted on 04/25/2012 10:09:27 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: ken5050
I’d rather have a Slinky

You know, there's a lot in common between a liberal and a slinky -- they're not much good for anything but they sure are fun to watch when you push them down the stairs. :=)

38 posted on 04/25/2012 10:31:15 PM PDT by Bob
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To: mylife

We told you not to taunt Happy Fun Ball.


39 posted on 04/25/2012 10:31:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

Napalm, please.


40 posted on 04/25/2012 10:32:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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