Who invented Silly String?

Answer Robert P. Cox is usually attributed with inventing Silly String, but this is incorrect. It was Julius Samann who invented Silly String, but the concoction was not patented until 1972, when Cox and ... Read More »

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How much Silly String is in one can?

There is more than 400 feet of Silly String in one can, according to the label. An enterprising couple tested that statement in May of 1999. When sprayed out, the Silly String from one can measured... Read More »

Does Silly String Stain?

The foam-like substance that is sprayed out of the silly string can contains paint that stains most surfaces with which it comes into contact. Most stains can be removed using soap and water or lau... Read More »

How to Get Silly String Out of My Hair?

Almost everyone has had the unpleasant experience of getting goo in her hair or having a child get goo in his hair. Whether it's gum, putty or even dried Silly String, there is a solution for remov... Read More »

What is Silly String made of?

The exact ingredients of Silly String are kept secret. However, the original patent for Silly String lists about two-thirds of its ingredients, such as polyisobutyl methacrylate, hexabromobenzene, ... Read More »