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Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.

 
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Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
Do you remember what it was called. And after the bubble popped alot of kids would chew the plastic.
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melamine
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
Super Elastic Bubble Plastic !! BY Whammo
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Super Elastic Bubble Plastic
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kumusta!
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Don't forget silly string,...
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Super Elastic Bubble Plastic was the Wham-O brand name for a 1960s, 1970s and 1980s children's toy consisting of a tube of a viscous plastic substance and a thin straw used to blow semi-solid bubbles. A pea-sized amount of liquid plastic was squirted from the tube and made into a tiny ball. One end of the straw was then inserted into the ball, and the user would blow into the other end, inflating the plastic into a bubble. The bubble could then be removed from the straw by pinching the hole closed, sealing the air inside.

The size of each bubble depended on the amount of plastic used. Roughly the consistency of bubblegum, the bubbles formed were much more durable than simple soap bubbles, and could be gently manipulated to make different shapes, and stacked to make simple figures such as snowmen. Much less durable than actual balloons, however, they could pop easily if overinflated or handled with too much force.

Chemically, the bubbles contained polyvinyl acetate dissolved in acetone, with plastic fortifiers added. The acetone evaporated upon bubble inflation leaving behind a solid plastic film.[1]

Besides the obvious potential for messes when letting children play with liquid plastic, the substance also emitted noxious fumes. The fumes could become concentrated inside the straw, so users had to be careful never to inhale through the straw while inflating their balloons. Walsh, Tim (2008). [2] Because of these problems, Super Elastic Bubble Plastic was eventually taken off the market but other similar brands remain available.[3][4]
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
[link to www.emaxhealth.com]
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Oh my gawd, YES. Dont remember the name of it, but found it in the market last week while I was browsing the aisls. Of course it has a different name now though. But totally used to play with that stuff all the time when I was young.
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Oh...so NOT coke.
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THAT SHIT WAS TOTALLY TOXIC AND HAD NO RIGHT BEING SOLD
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THAT SHIT WAS TOTALLY TOXIC AND HAD NO RIGHT BEING SOLD
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Like everything else that smelled great and really, really worked (see also: Hoppe's #9, and Liquid Wrench), it was either removed or modified by the safety fascists...
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THAT SHIT WAS TOTALLY TOXIC AND HAD NO RIGHT BEING SOLD


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Health Canada is advising parents and caregivers of the dangers associated with balloon blowing kits. Anyone having them is urged to immediately take them away from children.

On August 20, 2008, Health Canada inspectors removed 1,574 children's balloon blowing kits from sale at the Central National Exhibition (CNE) fairgrounds in Toronto, Ontario. Between August 15th and the 20th an unknown number of these prohibited toys were sold to the public at the exhibition. The toys were sold at three booths within the "International Pavilion" section of the CNE in the area identified as "Products of Philippines".

Children's balloon blowing kits have been banned in Canada since 1973. These toys typically consist of a solvent mixture in a tube and one or more plastic straws for blowing. Children can form balloons or bubbles by dipping the short straw into the solvent and blowing through the straw.

The safety concern is that blowing the balloons exposes a child to inhaling the vapours of any solvents present. Children can be fascinated with these products, and if they blow balloons for extended periods they may experience early symptoms of central nervous system depression or dysfunction, including euphoria, hallucinations, dizziness, and difficulties with coordination of voluntary movements. Prolonged exposure can lead to more serious symptoms including muscular twitching, unconsciousness, and coma.

These products should be safely disposed of in regular household trash in such a way that they cannot be reused.

There have been no illnesses or injuries to children reported to Health Canada related to the use of the balloon blowing kits recently removed from sale.
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
THAT SHIT WAS TOTALLY TOXIC AND HAD NO RIGHT BEING SOLD


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I was gonna say funsucker

but killjoy works too
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03/25/2009 05:18 PM
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
Lots of people chewed that crap? That would explain a lot about the world today lol.
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03/25/2009 05:19 PM
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
Was 'Bubbles' your dog??????????
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
THAT SHIT WAS TOTALLY TOXIC AND HAD NO RIGHT BEING SOLD
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Please..... everything is totally toxic and has not right being sold every day. Let us have some fun with our memories.
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03/25/2009 05:39 PM
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
There was another brand called 'Bubb-a-loons'

[link to www.imperialtoy.com]
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03/25/2009 05:41 PM
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
LOL...the way that stuff smelled, you kinda wondered if you were getting high from it!

And it sucked bc after you blew one bubble, you couldn't use the goop again.
Every "saint" has a past and every "sinner" has a future :)
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
Was 'Bubbles' your dog??????????
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rofl
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
We used to blow them up and let them go on a windy day to see how far they would sail before they got caught on something and popped. Good times.... good times.
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03/25/2009 06:05 PM
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
This is what happened to me after years of exposure to that bubble shit!


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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
a similar brand is currently available at walgreens, I almost bought some the other day.
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soap
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03/25/2009 06:08 PM
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
how bout those lawn DARTS? Talk about dangerous-O JFC!
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03/25/2009 06:09 PM
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
Here's some other shit that had lasting effects on me!

[link to www.hobbytron.com]
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
Oh you mean this stuff right?

[link to www.windycitynovelties.com]

Very hard to find cause there's no official name these days. Loved it then, still considering a pack now! lol
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
yeah it had a crazy taste the fumes too
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
cool toy memory website: [link to www.feelingretro.com]
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Re: Does anyone remember that stuff you put on a little straw that was in a tube and you blow bubbles.
On August 20, 2008, Health Canada inspectors removed 1,574 children's balloon blowing kits from sale at the Central National Exhibition (CNE) fairgrounds in Toronto, Ontario. Between August 15th and the 20th an unknown number of these prohibited toys were sold to the public at the exhibition. The toys were sold at three booths within the "International Pavilion" section of the CNE in the area identified as "Products of Philippines".

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 641115


Any Asian festival seems to have them. I picked a few up during Carrasauga one year.

Their probably banned not so much for the fumes but because people's retard kids try to eat the stuff.
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