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Making Silly Putty

As a mom, I just love this recipe for (and history of) silly putty – from WikiHow.  (And just to be IP relevant, Crayola apparently owns the trademark…)

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  1. The history leaves out the best part: Like the Big Mac and the movie theater, Silly Putty was invented in Pittsburgh!

    From the CMU website:

    “In the early 1940s the silicone rubber in Silly Putty was discovered by a Dow Corning employee working on a research fellowship at Mellon Institute, now called Carnegie Mellon Research Institute. Earl Warrick was working with silicone compounds and came up with the strange, pliable material that stretches, bounces and absorbs printed impressions.”

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