Friday, November 19
Silly Is As Silly Does...
My kids have been enthralled with the "Silly Putty" that I bought them at the Dollar Store. Here are some interesting tidbits:
- One of the original "Silly Putty" eggs is on display at the Smithsonian.
- "Silly Putty" still costs under $2.00. In 1950, it cost $1.00.
- It was invented during WWII as an accident. Scientists were trying to find an alternative to rubber.
- "Silly Putty" was packaged in eggs because it was Easter.
- The makers of Crayola, Binny & Smith, now own the rights and produce over 500 pounds of it per day.
- It was originally packaged during Easter, hence the plastic egg packaging.
- "Silly Putty" bounces higher than rubber.
- A college student once dropped a one-hundred pound ball of "Silly Putty" from a roof. It bounced 8 feet then shattered into pieces on the second bounce.