According to Charles Panati, Silly Putty was an accident. James Wright, of General Electric, was striving to find a synthetic rubber that would be cheaper and more versatile than the real thing. What he came up with had some interesting qualities, but had no real practical use. It offered no real advantage to the real thing. People started calling the invention "Nutty Putty."

Paul Hodgson, an advertising executive, saw its potential for entertainment and bought huge amounts to be turned into toys. It became a sensation in the fifties and sixties and is still available today.

Sometimes success comes from looking at the same circumstances as everyone else, but seeing something different than what others see. That's vision!


Michael Shannon, Cincinnati Bible College