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Isn't the 70's when that silver slinky toy came out?? Now they make it with plastic! Remember watching these long springs walk down stairs in the TV commercials? I was never able to get them to do that. They seemed to enjoy getting kinked up instead. Deadpan comedian Steven Wright had one of the all-time classic lines: "I met my girlfriend at a department store; she was selling perfume, I was putting Slinkys on the escalators." What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs and makes a slinkity sound? A spring! A spring! A marvoulous thing! Everyone knows its slinky. A springy thing! ....."Everyone knows it's slinky. It's slinky, it's slinky, a fun and a wonderful toy. It's fun for a girl and a boy, it's fun for a girl and a boy." a coiled spring which walked, talked, danced and moved from one hand to the other for hours. Everyone knows it's Slinky. a coiled spring which waled, talked, danced and moved from one hand to the other for hours. Everyone knows it's Slinky.


When he was 26, Richard James of Philadelphia invented the Slinky. It consists of 87 feet of flat wire coiled into 3-inch-diameter circles and stands about 2 inches high when stacked. The Slinky's ability to "walk" down stairs and open and close like an accordion made it a favorite toy during the 1950s, and it is still popular today. learn more A toy that children played with by placing on stairs and watching it slowly climb down.

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