Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 1 shattered the HBO record for most views with 4.4 million viewers for the 9pm showing and 6.7 million more for later showings. These numbers do not include viewers using HBOgo, multiple viewers per tv, or various online streaming sources.
Since 1945, more than 300 million have been sold.
The slinky song the single longest running jingle on tv.
NASA has used the slinky in space to run zero-gravity tests.
Soldiers during the Vietnam and Korean Wars used the slinky as a portable radio antenna.
On average, a Slinky is made up of 80ft of wire.
"Letting the cat out of the bag" is a phrase that originated in the Middle Ages when merchants tried to pawn off street cats on unsuspecting customers. Back then, livestock was sold in a sack so that the owner could carry their purchase home rather than lead it with a rope. Often times these merchants got away with their fraud, but on occasion, the cats would let out a meow or climb out of the bag to reveal the deception. It is for that reason that we today call a surprising reveal of truth - letting the cat out of the bag.
2) Everything is small stuff.
Marshmallows originated in ancient Egypt, and were used in the 19th century for medicinal purposes (primarily as a cough suppressant).