How Slinky Works


It has been called a "glorified spring", but Slinky is one of the best selling toys of all time. From accidental origins to an unlikely resurrection, Slinky has a pretty great back story.

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Topics in this Podcast: kinetic energy, toys, physics, gravity, potential energy, nostalgia