Doesn’t matter if you were a kid in the 60s, 80s or right now… or if you’re not a kid at all!
The Slinky is an all-time favorite – for kids, their parents, NASA, the U.S. Army… wait, what?
- During the Vietnam War, U.S. soldiers used Slinkys as mobile radio antennas.
- Slinky inventor Richard James was a Naval engineer who left his ex-wife to run the company after he became an evangelical missionary in Bolivia.
- NASA used the springy toy for zero-gravity psychics experiments in space.
- The Slinky song is the longest-running jingle in advertising history.
- Slinky was also known as ‘Lazy Spring.’
What are your favorite toys from childhood?