Monday, June 21, 2021

Q: Considered a toy, now, commonly used as a prop for pranks – was originally designed in the 1970’s for medical purposes.

What is it?

A: Silly string

 

The partners initially wanted to create a can of aerosol that one would be able to spray on a broken/sprained leg or arm and use as an instant cast. Their invention worked, but when it came down to packaging the can, they had to test 500 different kinds of nozzles. After having gone through about 30 or 40, they came upon one that produced a nice string, which shot about 30 feet across the room; inspired them to turn the product into a toy

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