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The Science of Slinkies

Updated: May 25, 2022

The Slinky's strange behaviour

Most of us have come across a “Slinky” sometime when we were growing up (who can forget the adorable Slinky Dog that was first introduced to the world in Toy Story?) The Slinky was invented by Richard T. James in 1943, an engineer who accidentally discovered it after experimenting with springs as a way to stabilise naval equipment (check out this article here to find out more).