99% Invisible

99% Invisible is a tiny radio show about design and architecture.

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    Many material trifles, such as Silly Putty, started as attempts at serious inventions, but in rare cases, the process works in reverse: something developed as a gag gift can turn into something truly heroic. Invented by high school prankster Alan Whitman using a home chemistry set, the “worst smell in the world” began as a novelty, but eventually came to serve a higher purpose.

    Amy Standen, co-host of the new podcast The Leap, tells the story.

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