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I have a Silly Putty Egg and a mini Slinky on my desk for stress relief. Great little toys to fiddle with while on the phone or when I'm just tired of dealing with people and computers. The classic toys are the best! In fact, I just found a set of mini Lincoln Logs at Cracker Barrel and added them to my desk's nostalgia toy collection. The goal: To one day run out of work space due to the requirements of my play space. Smile
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It tastes pretty good too.
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I know you can roll it up into a ball and bounce it off your little brother’s forehead and then sit back and watch it ricochet around the room for about twenty minutes or so.

They don’t tell you this in the instructions. You have to find that out on your own.

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On 2007-11-29 10:04, Hoff Man wrote:
I know you can roll it up into a ball and bounce it off your little brother’s forehead and then sit back and watch it ricochet around the room for about twenty minutes or so.

They don’t tell you this in the instructions. You have to find that out on your own.

Pure Joy.

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that's flubber and its illegal now.
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On 2007-11-29 10:04, Hoff Man wrote:
I know you can roll it up into a ball and bounce it off your little brother’s forehead and then sit back and watch it ricochet around the room for about twenty minutes or so.

They don’t tell you this in the instructions. You have to find that out on your own.

Pure Joy.

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Only do it if he's washed lately. Skin oil ruins the silly putty.

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On 2007-11-29 11:22, Matt Colman wrote:
that's flubber and its illegal now.


You may be thinking of son of flubber.

I’m talking about the stuff that comes in the egg. In fact, the next time mom and dad are out Christmas shopping, put the putty back in the egg, and stick it in a preheated oven and wait 45 minutes, (try to disregard the toxic odor), and see what happens.

If you never tried this you may not have seriously considered where rubber chickens come from. Silly indeed.

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Here's some more info, from the French Wikipedia:

Le modèle le plus simple de fluide viscoélastique consiste à additioner les contraintes d’origine élastique et les contraintes d’origine visqueuse.

θ = θelast + θvisq = E.y + n.y

où E est un module d’élasticité et y est la déformation. Une représentation graphique de ce modèle, dit solide de Kelvin-Voigt, est l’association en parallèle d’un ressort et d’un piston. On peut également associer en série un ressort et un piston (modèle du liquide de Maxwell)

WHOA! There's even some math here!

Maybe one of you Canadians can tell us what this says.
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And from the Simple English Wikipedia:

"It has many unusual characteristics. "

That's great, really great!

I love Wikipedia!
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I WUV SIWWY PUDDY!
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Silly Putty was actually created as a mistake. James Wright of GE developed it, but found no uses for it. Some toy manufacturer saw it, made a toy out of it, and that created my wondrous childhood. Today it has found some important scientific and medical applications.

http://www.sillyputty.com/history_101/history101.htm has a whole history of it!
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Silly Putty's the greatest!

We have ample amounts in my house, all my kids love it and the grown-up's love it too!
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I have actually created a bunch of "Silly Putty-based effects! That's how much I love the stuff!!
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What I'd like to see is glow in the dark Silly Putty. I looked at Sillyputty.com to see if I could order it, but they only ship to the US and Canada. (BTW, whatever happened to the NAFTA; shouldn't they ship to Mexico, too?). I had already placed an order for 10 eggs before being let down.

You know, sometimes I wonder about Europe. It's not like we're living in the third world, here. But good grief! I can't even buy Silly Putty?

It would have made a great stocking stuffer this Nikolaus. But it's not to be.
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What specifically about the stuff makes it "wrong" to send over to you?
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Nothing about the stuff itself, but about some quirks in our global economy.

I ran into this problem a few years ago when I tried to buy some games from Amazon.com -- no selling to Europe. I'm guessing that most American toy companies have European divisions, and most companies with major regional divisions let the regional divisions make the marketing decisions. That's why Levi's cost 2 to 5 times more in western Europe than in the States. Parker Brother's board games run 30 Euros a piece here. Yes, the same games that you can buy for $7.99 at Walmart. This angers me because I love to use English language board games for teaching purposes. (The Game of Life, in particular, is great fun.) But there is a Parker Brothers Europe, and they make the rules, and Amazon and others go along. Same with Coca Cola, same with Ford, same with most global brands. It is not the case with DVDs--but they have their darned region codes for that. Books are so far unregulated. Music, too. I can order books and CDs from Amazon in the US with impunity. But no toys.

So the reason I can't buy it from the States is (again, I'm guessing) that there is a European Crayola division. They make decisions about price and availability of all Crayola products, and if they don't find it worth selling, then the consumer is out of luck.

I shouldn't complain. Globalism as a whole is a boon for consumers. But there are still a few things that haven't caught up with the times. And one of them is that I can't order Silly Putty from Crayola.com or Amazon.com.

Now, isn't that more than any of you wanted to know?
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