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Top 5 Things to do with a Slinky Toy

clock April 25, 2014 13:53 by author Administrator

The Slinky has been around for over seventy years now. Chances are that you grew up with some variant of it slinking about your home. That classic Slinky tune from the commercials is the longest running jingle in advertising history.

You can carry those fond childhood memories with you into the workplace. I’ve listed 5 things to do with Slinkys in order to relive the nostalgia.

5. Slinky Physics: Sound Waves!
When it comes to physics, a common lesson involves science teachers whipping out their Slinkys to demonstrate sound waves in motion. Recreate this lesson for your coworkers as you and a partner stretch the Slinky out, and, by using flicking motions, send waves back and forth down the rings. Explain to them how the nature of sound waves is similar to the Slinky’s action and have them either be impressed or annoyed by your extensive knowledge of something learned in elementary school.

Slinky Physics
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4. The Stairs
Can’t have a Slinky without trying to slink it down some stairs, right?

Slinky on Stairs
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3. The Treadmill
If, by chance, you have a treadmill at your workplace, take advantage of it. No, not by running on it, but by giving your Slinky a workout. Set it to an uphill slant and see how long your Slinky can last on the treadmill. (However, if it can outlast you, you may want to consider spending a bit of extra time on that treadmill yourself.)

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2. The Desk Drop
If you’re up for a challenge, you could try to recreate something like this and drop your Slinky off your desk, onto your chair, and onto some books.

Slinky Desk Drop
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1. The Human Slinky
And if you’re an extreme Slinky enthusiast, you could always become a human Slinky.

Human Slinky
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Office Playground's April Fools' Day Adventure

clock April 1, 2014 09:14 by author Administrator

In our most recent manager's meeting at Office Playground, the CEO proposed, "How about we TP the DC?" The phrase TP the DC sounds cryptic and likely that was the intention. We call our Distribution Center the "DC" for short, and I think most people would probably figure out the TP part. At first, my mind didn't think "TP" equals toilet paper, but once it was said out loud, it made perfect sense (how often does your boss suggest throwing toilet paper all over the warehouse?). And since April Fools' Day was only a few days away, the idea was even more perfect.

Our plan was kept super secret. Only a select few knew about the practical joke. The plan was to take action at the end of the day on Monday, March 31, the day before April Fools' Day. After a brief discussion about the logistics, we were all set to start the shenanigans.

At 5:00, the toilet paper started flying. We did our best (with the slightly limited supply of TP) to make a real impact. We tossed rolls of toilet paper from one end of the warehouse to the other, wrapped computer monitors with more TP, and assembled a tower of packing boxes. I'm sure our dedicated distribution center staff members are already plotting revenge.

Another one of my favorite practical jokes was when we put the Remote Controlled Whoopee Cushion in the CEO's office, but we'll save that story for another day. How does your workplace celebrate April Fools' Day? Office Playground has all kinds of Gag Gifts, including Whoopee Cushions, rubber chickens, and fake poop that will help get you started.


Cassie - Marketing
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The Office Toy Guy is passionate about office toys and spending a little time playing at work. He also enjoys imaginary pinky wrestling (it’s similar to thumb wrestling but you use your pinky and you conduct matches in your mind against imaginary opponents), cooking, underwater speed-reading, massages, and an occasional lighthearted office prank. (He’s really the CEO of Office Playground!)

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