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2014-10-15 04:21:48

Shaquille O'Neal Re-enlists as Shaq-A-Claus to Encourage Customers to Support Toys for Tots, Challenges Social Media Users to #PlayItForward by Sharing "Un-Selfie" Photos While Donating

2014-10-07 08:40:34

Next-Generation Counting Toys Physically Interact with Learning Apps, Blending Hands-On Play with Digital Fun to Build Early Math Skills NEW YORK, Oct.

2014-10-01 16:28:30

Annual TTPM Most Wanted List Forecasts Most Popular Toys for the Holiday Season CHICAGO, Oct.

2014-10-01 16:24:41

Annual List Forecasts Hottest Toys for the Holiday Season CHICAGO, Oct.

2014-10-01 12:28:46

Selected by industry experts, LeapFrog's wearable activity tracker designed for children, LeapBand, named as one of the top holiday items for kids EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct.

2014-09-24 08:25:25

Toys"R"Us selects LeapTV(TM), LeapFrog's first educational, active video game system designed specifically for young children, among the most sought-after toys this year EMERYVILLE, Calif.,

2014-09-23 08:41:04

Investment by Renowned Classic Toy Manufacturer Solidifies Cultural Shift in Educational Playtime for New Generation of Connected Kids, Underscores Significance of New Hand-Held, iPad-Compatible Tiggly

2014-09-23 08:39:43

Top Tech 12 List Features InnoTab® MAX and Kidizoom® Smartwatch, Hot 20 List Features Go! Go! Smart Animals(TM) CHICAGO, Sept.


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2010-10-11 19:48:16

The slinky consists of a helical spring that stretches and can bounce up and down. The spring can travel down stairs as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and momentum. Invented by Richard James in 1940's the slinky was demonstrated at Gimbels department store in 1945. The store sold its entire inventory of 400 units in ninety minutes. James Industries was formed to manufacture the slinky. It was until 1998 that the James family cashed in by selling the company to...

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Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]