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An example of modern marketing genius, the Slinky adds a creative and visually stunning twist to the common spring. Its stable, upright design has inspired millions of people to never look at stairs the same again. Please post any and all questions regarding the Slinky here, including those about its history, design, hazards, and popularity.
From it's undulating movements, I believe as observed by the inventors' child.
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You have to put the slinky on the edge of the stairs then push it and it should fall down on either carpet or tile. Make sure you push hard enough!
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Answer the slinky
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Answer The inventor of the slinky is Richard James, who had help from his wife, Betty James. Richard James was an engineer employed by the Navy. In 1943, while working on anti-vibration technology, a torsion spring fell of the table. The movement of the spring caught his eye, and the idea for the…
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1945 doodoo
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Richard T. James is credited with invented the popular children's toy, the slinky. He invented it with his wife sometime in the early to mid 1940's, but the exact year is not known.
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1923!
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Probably to use as an example of the laws of gravity :)
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You need to beat Saturn then the water will come back and later azelf will be there
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Richard James, and Coleman Barber, a US marine engineer stationed at the Cramp shipyards in Philadelphia, watched a torsion spring fall off a table and roll around on the deck
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The Slinky, like all objects, tends to resist change in its motion. Because of this inertia, if it were placed at the top of the stairs it would stay at rest without moving at all. At this point it has potential or stored energy. But once it is started down the stairs and gravity affects it, the pot…
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Philadelphia
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Chuck Norris
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The slinky was invented by mistake. Richard James dropped a spring on the floor and it began to move by itself. Thus the slinky was born!
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In the year 1945. See related questions.
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Richard James invented the slinkey in 1943
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It was invented by Richard James, in year 1943
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because its not wide enough
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south of veilstone, and if that isn't enough look at your town map that you got at the begining of the game
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the slinky is not a fad it is a classic toy that is still played with today
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ball sack
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He is a toy slinky that has the front and hind of a dog on either end. He sometimes has trouble getting his back end to keep up with his front end. His best friend is Woody.
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The strings in a regular slinky is metal.
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To fix and stretched out slinky you should put the slinky in hot (not boiling water) for two min, and then take it out and place something heavy on the slinky.
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Put it in hot (but not boiling) water for a minute or two, then take it out and rest something heavy on top of it until it cools. It should be better if not perfect then.
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Yes it will
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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how many feet of wire is in a slinky? 80 feet
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No one discovered it... The Slinky was an accident. Richard James was working on something when one of his springs fell to the ground. He saw how the spring didn't stop moving, and came up with an idea for a new toy. Richard James, using a different kind of spring, recreated that movement.
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Betty and Richard were working in their lab when Richard accidently knock over a spring and saw what happened.
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The slinky was first used as a spring for military planning demonstrations.Then it became a toy.
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Richard T. James was an American engineer, best known for being the inventor of the popular spring toy 'Slinky' in 1940, which received the popular nickname from his wife Betty. He was born the 1st of January of 1914.
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u can find one in safron city in the tall building otherwise they are scattered around the map
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i don't know yet. but u people are all idiots! correction...all people are!
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in the early 1940s.
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Know one knows sorry he is so cool though.
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Sound does not travel through a slinky. This is just a science experiment to SHOW how soundwaves travel.
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Because it is a fun toy for children and a way of showing scientific method.
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U.S pat: #2,415,012
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Philadelphian Richard James invented the slinky. Use the link below for more information.
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energy that is stored in the spring when it is compressed.energy is stored in the spring when it is stretched.
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very cearfully gosh. from teegan
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Richard James. He invented it by a total accident and came to be known as one of Americas greatest toys!! (:
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Each Slinky contains 67 feet of flat steel wire, and weighs approximately 1/2 pound.
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Silly putty was created by accident in 1945, and the slinky was invented in 1943; silly putty wouldn't be played with until after 1943 though.
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A car repairman's task was to invent a spring. He came up with the Slinky, but it was too flexible. But he thought it was fun and kept it around. A few years later, a toy store owner bought it and sold it. Thus, SLINKY was born.
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The purpose of the slinky lab is to see how waves reflect, refract, and lose and gain energy.
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Richard James and Betty James invented the slinky in 1945.
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Jim Varney
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2 feet 6 inches
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strech it out
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The Slinky was developed for the Navy as an anti-vibration device for ship instruments. When the Slinky failed to work for the Navy, it became one of the most successful toys of all time!Later on in life somebody figured it demonstrated like... unlimited inertia or sumn... take it to the mall and pu…
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There are 85 rings in an original slinky =) Just counted
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Urm . The Frequency Number gets larger. And why is this in engineering??
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Kinetic energy
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She invented the slinky in 1943
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the only way to get unown is by going into solaceon ruins
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when you pull one end of the slinky, the slinky travels through in waves.
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There is no specific level in which Chansey evolves. Chansey evolves by love, care, and battling, and massaging. Chansey does not evolve by level.
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There is one on eBay for a cool million (09/09/2009)
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when stretched out, the worlds biggest slinky has been measured to be 40ft. and 2in.
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purpleblur and pinkstar on runescape
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Richard James created the slinky in 1943.
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About the same size as it is today but with a heavier gauge wire for the early ones. The woman that owned the patent died this year, 2009.
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in the backseat of my car.
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.25 cents exactly
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Jim Varney in toy story 1 and 2 and Blake Clark in toy story 3.
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yu put it on the edge of the stairs and push it.
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Canada, USA I can't think of any others but that is where they are mostly sold
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10 000 000 CASH
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easy throw it down the stairs the bend and stech bend strecth you should try it. Next editor: If the "improve question" option were available: "How do Slinkys go down stairs?"
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it calms the nerves
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it depends 50 cents to5.00
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It depends on what your parent or guardian thinks.
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back in the 60's a slinky was worth 1 dollar in some stores others it was worth around 4 dollars. over the years they brought their prices up. now to almost 10 to 15 dollars, because of new designs and bigger slinkies.
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We thank you for adopting a slinky! Now that you have a slinky of your own, you can find many uses for your little friend.Traditional uses involve putting the slinky atop a high object -commonly a staircase. Place the slinky on one flat end, and then tip the top of the slinky, so the other flat end …
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i think the metal one would work better because it has better quality
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One little push and the Slinky will flip down the stairs.
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two people at the end of a slinky and let go at the same time
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Richard James and Betty James invented the slinky in 1945. http://inventors.about.com/od/sstartinventions/a/slinky.htm
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It depends on which way the escalator is going, mainly... but even if you can get it to go for a while the escalator will surely break eventually.
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I believe you can purchase them anywhere in the world. * * * * Quite possibly, not in the Antarctic!
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In 1960, he left his wife Betty, their six children, and a very successful business to live in Bolivia.metal Slinky was made from 80 ft (24.4 m) of wire. At the end of the twentieth century, the company was making two sizes in steel and two in plastic of various colors.
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Depends on how long the slinky is...
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depends on the slinky
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There are different sizes that you can get a slinky
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well you stand it up on the stairs and pull it over to the other stair and then it will keep flipping over to the next stair!
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In Goldenrod city
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Yes in 1948 only 5 years after it was made a young boy named 'Shawn Feltz' was playing near an open wire in his dads garage and he touched the wire some how, and died from electric shock at the age of 4. Medical personel later found this out 3 days after it happend, because a blackend spot on the s…
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Anything! Just use your imagination! You can make it walk down stairs, and you can make it go from one hand to the other.
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The impetus of gravity. They can only move down-hill.
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The "Slinky" was voted as one of the top one hundred toy inventions by members of the toy Industry . "What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs, and makes a slinkity sound? A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing! Everyone knows it's Slinky. It's Slinky, it's Slinky. For fun it's a wonderful toy. It'…
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