In grade 12, we were given a scholarship essay. We had to write a 400+ word essay, and our topic was “Spring.” I wrote a 600 word essay on the Slinky. It was pretty clever, if I do say so myself.
I got all my info from http://users.andara.com/~bpaul/slinky.html
It tells the history, fun facts, stuff like that. One use for a Slinky it mentions somewhere there, is that soldiers in Vietnam used Slinkys to improve radio transmission. They would hang the Slinky from a tree, and attach the other end to the radio antenna. I don’t know if it’s true, but it sounds neat.
Good eaves trough(?) protectors. String them along inside, and the water can still get in, but it keeps the leaves out.
I’ve heard lots of little things. Lampshades, Hallowe’en costumes, you can string them along inside those curtain ruffles.
I can never get mine to walk more than 3 steps either.