What is going on with the East Alton Rotary Club? We will cover it here, along with all sorts of other interesting and off-kilter stuff that will inform, enlighten and amuse you.
Monday, August 06, 2012
NOW YOU KNOW
Metal slinky. Français : Slinky métallique. Español: Slinky metálico. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Slinky was created by accident. A naval engineer named Richard James was working with springs, hoping to find a way to counter the rough seas ships often encountered, which in turn caused their instruments to bounce around. A spring fell off a shelf and started tumbling around, "walking" from place to place, until it recoiled and came to rest. James tinkered with the tension until he created one which could walk down stairs.