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284-SUPERMAGNET

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New Magnetic Thinking Putties
The newest additions to our Thinking Putty line are Reactive Razz and Tidal Wave Super Magnetic Thinking Putty. These two novel colors have nearly all the same properties as their slightly stiffer cousin, Quicksilver Super Magnetic Thinking Putty, with two notable exceptions: they feature more attractive colors, and both the Reactive Razz and the Tidal Wave are made of much softer, more pliable putty for younger hands.

Soft, Hard Workers
But don't let their softness fool you; these are still amazing workhorses. Near a strong magnet they come alive powerfully, with strength enough to defy gravity. Reactive Razz and Tidal Wave Super Magnetic Thinking Putty can even lift paperclips on their own after charging in a magnetic field. You'll be mesmerized by the invisible forces at play.

What Is It?
Reactive Razz and Tidal Wave Super Magnetic Thinking Putty are each a fist-sized chunk of silicone-based putty into which millions of micro-sized mini-magnets have been embedded. It is totally amazing to watch either of these putties interact with magnets, but it should never be used around computers and cell phones, so it is not our first choice for office fidgeters. See our Thinking Putty selection for a safer option for the office.

How Does It Work?
When the putty is stretched, molded, or shaped, these magnets all face in random directions. This cancels out their magnetic charge, and the Super Magnetic Thinking Putty behaves like any other Thinking Putty. However, in the presence of a magnetic field, the micromagnets begin to align. Once they are facing the same direction, their individual field lines join forces to create a truly magnetic Thinking Putty.

Includes 12mm Cube Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) Magnet!
When the strong Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) magnet is held close to Reactive Razz and Tidal Wave Super Magnetic Thinking Putty, you probably won't feel anything at first. Fear not. Close your eyes and count to five. Pop! The micromagnets align and WOW! This is strong stuff. The strength will continue to increase as the aligned magnetic field expands throughout the entire piece of putty over time. Because of the magnet, this product is not appropriate for young children (see warning below).

Note About Clean Up
Thinking Putty does stick to fabric, hair, and carpet, so be watchful of where you put it! However if you do find yourself in a predicament and need to remove stray Thinking Putty, try these tips from the manufacturer: Oops, I Sat on my Thinking Putty!

Features
================================================== PRODUCT WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD - WARNING - Not for children under 8 yrs. Contains small magnet. Swallowed magnets can stick together across intestines causing death.

Featured In: People Magazine Holiday Gift Guide 2009


What is Thinking Putty? Where did it come from?

Thinking Putty and many other silicone rubber products were developed during World War II as American industries searched for rubber substitutes that could be used in place of natural rubber tires, gaskets, and seals. During World War II, America's supplies of natural rubber was scarce. The Japanese had occupied many areas in the South Pacific where rubber trees are found.

In 1936, at the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, Dr. Earl Warrick began experimenting with "organosilicon" chemistry - combining silicon (think: sand, glass, computer chips) with carbon (think: you and me, charcoal, and fossil fuels).

In 1943, he left the institute to join the newly formed Dow Corning Corporation. His research was refocused to help the war effort by developing a synthetic rubber substitute. Although he failed to produce a suitable rubber before the end of the war, one result of his experiments was a Silicone Bouncing Putty (the primary ingredient in Thinking Putty).

Although it had no industrial use, he kept some around - it made a nifty toy!

Is Thinking Putty like Gakİ, Floamİ, Noise Puttyİ, Slimeİ, Mars Mudİ, or Gooİ?

Absolutely not! Thinking Putty is in a class of its own - with its own unique physical properties. Thinking Putty is more similar to Silly Puttyİ than other "putty" products. Thinking Putty does not leave a sticky residue on your hands. You won't feel like you need to "wash up" after playing with it. Thinking Putty stretches like rubber, bounces like a ball, tears like paper, and can shatter like ceramic. Thinking Putty can also shift color. Unlike all other products, Thinking Putty comes in adult-sized handfuls and a rainbow of really awesome colors.

Is Thinking Putty non-toxic?

Thinking Putty is inert, non-toxic, and safe. Thinking Putty contains no latex or wheat compounds. It is safe for use by people with sensitivity to wheat or latex and will not promote the development of latex allergies. They even use Nitrile latex-free gloves during manufacture. Thinking Putty is a Made in the USA product. It is manufactured entirely in the USA from top shelf materials sourced from industry leading vendors. They take product purity and regulatory compliance very seriously. They are certified compliant with EU standards EN 71 Parts 1, 2 & 3 which cover tests for toy safety. Additional information is happily provided upon request. Although Thinking Putty is completely inert, non-toxic, and safe, it may present a choking hazard to children if placed in the mouth or if a child attempts to swallow the product, so please exercise extra caution around small children, especially children under three years of age.

Does Thinking Putty dry out?

No way! Thinking Putty is silicone based, not clay or earth based like other modeling compounds. Thinking Putty will never dry out or crumble. The only reason to keep it in a closed container is to offer protection from dirt, dust, and hair that may otherwise accumulate.

Should I take my Thinking Putty to the office?

Absolutely! Bring your Thinking Putty to work with you and leave it on your desk. You'll find yourself tearing off a handful and using it to relieve stress when you deal with difficult personnel or vendors. If yours is a creative job Thinking Putty will give your hands something to do while your brain ponders infinite innovative possibilities.

Can I bring Thinking Putty through airport security or onto an airplane?

Yes. Thinking Putty may appear superficially like the plastic explosives you see on TV but the similarities end there. Thinking Putty will not appear as an explosive to either color X-ray or sniffer machines. It is neither a liquid nor a gel and is not subject to the criteria governing those objects. That said, security screeners have absolute personal discretion in exercising their jobs. They can confiscate anything they like regardless of the posted rules.


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