Silly Putty was invented by a scientist who was trying to come up with a substitute for rubber.
Happy 70th birthday, Slinky.
That Thai event was sponsored by Chap stick.
And Philo T Farnsworth invented TV. It would be something if the two of them were related.
After inventing the sliny Richard James said: “That’s one small step for Man!” “That’s one small step for Man!” “That’s one small step for Man!” “That’s one small step for Man!” :)
1960s ”Slinky” advertisement 1 Minute
Nuclear Fusion exists ? I cannot believe that !
I meant (from wikipedia):
Research into developing controlled thermonuclear fusion for civil purposes also began in earnest in the 1950s, and it continues to this day. Two projects, the National Ignition Facility and ITER, are expected to have high gains, that is, producing more energy than required to ignite the reaction, after 60 years of design improvements developed from previous experiments.
billb181 …great comment…big laugh!!
Apparently this fusion device has been done many times before but it is not efficient enough to be a source of energy. Google “Conrad farms worth”
Now we know what war is good for! Slinkys…and M&MS…and internet…yoyos…
This is believe it or not AND I DON’THundreds of scientists worldwide have been trying for years to create nuclear fusion to no avail.AND this kid did it in his garage? LOL, if he had it would be on front page not here.
I also don’t believe that kiss!
Ok, let’s get it straight, that’s NOT a fusion reactor, it’s just a vacuum chamber with high voltage applies to the electrodes. You get the same effect every time you turn on a neon light.
The key to the Conrad Farnsworth item is the omission of the words “successful” or “self-sustaining.” Apparently, he did cause hydrogen fusion, so in the exact way it is worded, we can, indeed, believe it.
Why does Farnsworth have a haircut like somebody from the 20s? And why does he have a maniacal expression? Looks like EVIL is brewing in that throw back head of his!
you really don’t have to wind an american warship. hey conrad, how ya doin’ with the ak-47 collection?
that was interesting about the couple ( I can’t pronounce their names) who kissed for 58 hours in front of the Ripley’s Believe it or Not! museum but was it true their braces locked???!!!!
also interesting about the Slinky I used to have one
I was referring to Simpsonfan2’s (who I was replying to) name when I said “speaking of the Simpsons…”