Monday, April 13, 2009

Just In Case You Are Ever Asked.

The Origins of the Slinky

In case you find yourself in need of winning a bar bet or simple wondered, "Where did that idea come from?"

Slinky was invented by Naval engineer Richard James.

He knocked a spring off of a shelf when he was working to develop springs that could keep ship instruments stable in choppy waters.

The spring did what a Slinky does… it stepped down to a stack of books, then to the table, and then to the floor, where it righted itself into a cylinder. James knew it would be a great toy, and tests by neighborhood kids proved him right.

And now you Know.

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