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Silly Putty: A Happy Accident
While the government wasn’t interested in his “nutty putty” creation, someone else was. Peter Hodgson, a businessman, saw the putty and instantly knew it could be a hit. He re-named the creation “Silly Putty” and marketed it as a toy in 1950. Since his putty was debuting near Easter time, he decided to use colorful plastic eggs as his packaging. Silly Putty would go on to be one of the most popular toys of the 20th century. In 1968, Apollo astronauts even took Silly Putty with them into orbit and used it to secure their tools in zero gravity. From an accident to a hit -- today more than 300 million eggs of Silly Putty have been sold since 1950.
4/17/2020 10:44:39 am
So much fun with kids or grandkids!
4/20/2023 03:26:40 pm
Nice that it can also copy drawings from paper!
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