Dear Reader,

An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.1 The one-of-a-kind toy went on to make it into the Toy Hall Of Fame, 2000.2

No blog post about Slinky could be complete without the commercial!

References and Footnotes

http://hubpages.com/hub/Slinky

1. http://www.funfactz.com/technology-facts/an-airplane-mechanic-invented-slinky-while-he-was-12.html

2. http://www.squidoo.com/national_toy_hall_of_fame

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