General Electric then sent out the Silly Putty prototype to several engineers to see if they could find any use for the material. No one did.
In 1949, a man named Peter Hodgson began marketing the bouncy goo as a toy, packaging small amount in the plastic egg casings you still see today.
Apparently, Silly Putty no longer picks up images from comics and newspapers! This is because of a change in newspaper inks. It’s still, however, a widely recognized toy and over the years people have found multitudes of weird uses for it — as a fur/lint/dirt removal aid, for stress reduction, to insulate drinks to keep them cold, and many more.