Monday, August 15, 2011


I loved playing with the Slinky as a child on my grandmother's steep staircase.

Slinky doesn't work on our stairs. Is it possible that building codes have rendered Slinkies incompetent? As in, the stairs treads are too deep for Slinky? Can't someone just redesign Slinky for current stairs / building codes? Can't building codes - standardization - benefit Slinky? Will Slinky work (once again) if they just make Slinky bigger?

Now that I think about it, probably not. I think the ratio between the depth of the stair tread and height of the riser is all wrong. No, I don't think a new and improved Slinky size will help.

Too bad.

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