When ever you can find a story like this, it's hard not to share it. Kinda makes us rethink what we might otherwise call silly or useless! Good things can come from little packages!
Leonard A. Fish and Robert P. Cox teamed up in 1972 to create an aerosol spray-on cast for broken limbs. They failed miserably. What they ended up with was a substance they patented as a “foamable resinous composition,” and after months of apprehension, Wham-O decided to distribute it.
Fast forward to 2006: stationed in Iraq, Spc. Todd Shriver and the rest of his unit were devoid of any practical way to clear buildings of trip wires that trigger IEDs, so they were forced to improvise. Silly String could be sprayed from more than ten feet away and was lightweight enough to remain suspended by the tripwires without detonating the explosive. Today, more than 120,000 cans of silly string have been shipped to Marines on the front lines.
Makes ya more than just a little proud of the toy industry, doesn't it?
Coffee out on the patio. How about some fresh potato bread, toasted?