Toy Sunday: Slinky

"A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing! Everyone knows it’s Slinky!" Though its popularity can’t be called into question, "everyone" may not know that the Slinky was an accident. Created by mechanical engineer Richard James in 1943, it was the unintended by-product of a new line of sensitive springs that would help keep fragile equipment steady on ships.

From: time.com

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