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Putty Boy Strut

(YouTube link) Mechanical bugs eat and reproduce the same way biological bugs do! The video for the song “Putty Boy Strut” by Flying Lotus was directed by Cyriak Harris (as if you couldn’t tell by looking at it). You can click and drag the little robots around in a game that accompanies the song. Link -via [...]

The Silly Putty Smackdown: Wright vs Warrick

The inventor of Silly Putty probably didn’t find the substance that silly. Not only did he not make any money off of it, he doesn’t even get a clean claim at the invention: at least two men have insisted it was his happy accident that resulted in the toy. James Wright The Wright story – the [...]

The Amazing Origin of Silly Putty

Silly Putty was invented by accident when GE engineer James Wright was working to develop new types of rubber for the US military during World War II. Wright spent over a year experimenting with different combinations of chemical compounds, hoping to produce a synthetic, “hard rubber” silicone that could withstand the high heat of jet engines [...]

Strange Attractor Magnetic Thinking Putty

Strange Attractor Magnetic Thinking Putty – $13.45 What’s more fun than playing with putty? Playing with the Strange Attractor Magnetic Thinking Putty from the NeatoShop of course! Can your old fashioned putty pick up paperclips and other small metal objects? I didn’t think so! Be sure to check out all the strange and wonderful Cubicle Toys available [...]