Skip to comments.5 things you didnít know about Silly Putty
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.
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Pretty yucky when you got hair in it.
Yeah, except that they make 'em out of plastic now and they don't work worth diddly.
“I really dont 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?
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?
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...
“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”.
That there is funny!
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
Slinky or Silly Putty?
Silly Putty really doesn’t do much when you push it down the stairs.
You are firmly in my camp of childhood and adulthood
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! Whats 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 youre too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until youre 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
Steel slinkys are still available. You can find them on Amazon, at least.
Wait until Silly-Putty gets enmeshed in your daughter’s hair. Next to impossible to get out.
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. :=)
We told you not to taunt Happy Fun Ball.
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