Thursday, May 27, 2010

Silly Putty - James Wright

During the war years, the GE engineer combined silicone oil and boric acid in an attempt to find cheap alternative to rubber for tank treads, boots, etc. It didn't work. But scientists had a blast bouncing and stretching his mistake, when they weren't using it to transfer comics onto papers. As a result, kids had a blast playing with the Silly Putty too.

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