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A more burning question I think is: How much does 50 pounds of silly putty cost? (nm)(9 posts)

A more burning question I think is: How much does 50 pounds of silly putty cost? (nm)Kristin
Sep 23, 2002 8:31 AM
you throw a strange housewarming party! nmmr_spin
Sep 23, 2002 8:46 AM
No I throw and awesome housewarming! Too bad you're not invited. 7 bazillion clicks...Kristin
Sep 23, 2002 9:00 AM
...and not one of them yours?

And Now: A SuperCool Link!!

For the last two years, our tech guys were asking for a special project. I finally caved in a month ago. This project had to do with their so-called "physics project". What was the experiment they wanted to do? Well, the discussion had been about the following scientifically very significant matter: What would a 50-pound ball of "silly putty" really DO when you would drop it from a 5-story parking garage? Would it wind up three blocks down the road on top of another building? Would it explode? We had no idea but (nerds that we are) had an urgent need to find out. And, we are relieved to say, the results are in.

We bought 50 pounds of the stuff from a Dow Corning distributor, and last Saturday, the Sunbelt Silly Putty Task Force made the jump. With spectacular results!! We have several camera angles, slo-mo high-speed shots, and the inevitable sponsor (W2Knews) in a really cool video that you can watch RIGHT NOW. Have fun, we sure had. Oh, and please forward this story plus the following link to your friends too:
x-reference the thread about worker productivity? :-) nmDougSloan
Sep 23, 2002 9:40 AM
Oh, the humanity!js5280
Sep 23, 2002 10:34 AM
How much DOES 50 pounds of silly putty go for now days? Does the ATF/DEA monitor your office building now? ;-)
I guess no one told these guys they weren't really suposed to answer that questionKristin
Sep 23, 2002 10:43 AM
Now engineers everywhere must find another meaningless topic to debate endlessly.
Here's a topicmr_spin
Sep 23, 2002 10:58 AM
Why does that silly putty you bought come with an expiration date?


Are you the person down on the street?
Ugh...that's not me, or my office or my friendsKristin
Sep 23, 2002 11:27 AM
or my silly putty! I'm just the messanger!!! And I have no idea why silly putty has an expiration date. But it is something to debate and so I supose it has merit.
Over time, it is no longer silly, just regular putty (nm)TJeanloz
Sep 23, 2002 11:59 AM