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.
Posted by Anthony Kalamut at 4/13/2009 11:37:00 PM