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Someone Finds Old “Grow In Water” Egg At Goodwill And Puts It In Water, Regrets It 23 Hours Later
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Someone Finds Old “Grow In Water” Egg At Goodwill And Puts It In Water, Regrets It 23 Hours Later

Each generation has it’s own variety of bizarre toy creations. You know, the toys that you found so entertaining at the time but now looking back you think WTF? I mean whose grand idea was it to create the never-dying, obnoxious Furby? (David Hampton, Richard C. Levy and Caleb Chung, that’s who).

Well among the list of odd creations is the expandable water toy. Created using superabsorbent polymer technology, originating first in the early 1960’s, these various shapes can grow to around quadruple their original size in water. A Tumblr user came across one of these retro toys at Goodwill, but couldn’t quite figure out what the object inside was supposed to grow into. After 23 hours of observation and some comical ‘scientific’ commentary, they were met with an odd and unexpected result. Scroll down below for the whole story and the big reveal from Bored Panda!

This Tumblr user found something weird at Goodwill

So they decided to put it in water to see what would hatch

People had mixed reactions to the user’s new “child”

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stellermatt
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4 years ago

my son got one of these, but with a penguin in it, we left it in the glass a little too long and it kept growing. Only just got it out of the glass. Then, we left it in the bathroom window while we were on holiday. It got hot. It shrank. I wish I had a funny ending to this story. Sorry.

Aunt Messy
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4 years ago

The mental image IS funny, though.

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Chicago Kitty
Community Member
4 years ago

The combination of the Mr Magoo head placed on the body of a fertility goddess is truly disturbing. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Magoo-Damona, goddess of fertility, near-sightedness and Road Hogs!

Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago

Whatever it is, you brought it to life and you must love it!

BusLady
Community Member
4 years ago

Put it in the window and go on holiday, and let it shrink.

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago

my son got one of these, but with a penguin in it, we left it in the glass a little too long and it kept growing. Only just got it out of the glass. Then, we left it in the bathroom window while we were on holiday. It got hot. It shrank. I wish I had a funny ending to this story. Sorry.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
4 years ago

The mental image IS funny, though.

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Chicago Kitty
Community Member
4 years ago

The combination of the Mr Magoo head placed on the body of a fertility goddess is truly disturbing. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Magoo-Damona, goddess of fertility, near-sightedness and Road Hogs!

Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago

Whatever it is, you brought it to life and you must love it!

BusLady
Community Member
4 years ago

Put it in the window and go on holiday, and let it shrink.

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