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This comic explaining the origin of the Slinky takes an unexpected turn

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How a spring became one of the world's most recognizable toys

Andy Warner regularly answers complex political, social, and scientific questions that I'm afraid to ask with his inviting, plainspoken comic strips. His work has appeared across the internet, but his past year's creations on Medium have been particularly inspired. This week, he posted something a little less serious: the origin story of the Slinky.

The comic begins humbly enough, but the story of the man who created the Slinky takes an unexpected turn following the toy's success. It's a quick read. Once you finish, take a moment to visit more of Warner's work.

Visit Medium for the full Slinky comic.