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What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs, and makes a slinkity sound? It's Slinky! This childhood favorite hit stores in the 1940s, but its advertising jingle—written in 1962—helped make this metallic toy a part of the American lexicon.

"Nothing says '60s like a Slinky," Oprah says.
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FROM: Oprah Goes Back in Time: The '60s
Published on September 21, 2009

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