Thursday, October 28, 2010

Comic Strip of the Moment

Back in my sales days, I often used the example of Silly Putty to explain the phenomenon of viscoelasticity.  Most people I met had played with the toy at least once, but they didn't remember the mechanical properties.  Everyone remembered the ability of the putty to transfer ink off a newspaper.  As this selection from the comic strip One Big Happy shows, something will be lost when people don't read comics in newspapers anymore.

1 comment:

  1. I'm finding Silly Putty itself is getting harder and harder to find all the time. They need to introduce a "Tron" version or get some good product placement, maybe get Justin Bieber to sing a song about it.

    I think I recall MacGuyver using it to save a nuclear reactor that was in meltdown mode, but that's too long ago for this generation of kids.