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How Dancing Monsters Work

The Dancing Monster is a popular novelty toy that reacts to noise or motion that it senses in the surrounding area. Find out how the Dancing Monster works and what the different Dancing Monster parts do to entertain and surprise.

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  • How Juggling Works

    How Juggling Works

    Once confined to vaudeville and music halls, today's jugglers do anything from plate spinning to playing with devil sticks. In fact, you could define juggling as using feats of dexterity to manipulate one or more objects. See more »

  • How Lego Bricks Work

    How Lego Bricks Work

    For many, Lego building is not kid's play at all. In fact, some amazing works of art and pieces of machinery have been made from this classic toy. Watch a cool video and see impressive images of Lego genius. See more »

  • How Magna Doodle Works

    How Magna Doodle Works

    The Magna Doodle... For kids it's a cool toy. For parents it's art without the mess. For the rest of us, it's a tribute to the beauty of physics. Watch videos of how the Magna Doodle works and discover the science behind the Doodle. See more »

  • How Mold-A-Rama Works

    How Mold-A-Rama Works

    Approach the machine, drop in some coins and watch as hot plastic is molded into a train, gorilla or Frankenstein's monster. Mold-A-Rama machines remain popular with nostalgia fans, but what makes them so appealing? See more »

  • How Pinewood Derbies Work

    How Pinewood Derbies Work

    The very first Pinewood Derby was held more than 50 years ago; yet even now, Cub Scouts find the event just as challenging and fun as it was then. See more »

  • How Play-Doh Works

    How Play-Doh Works

    What does wallpaper have to do with one of the coolest toys of all time? Learn just why Play-Doh acts the way it does, how it stormed the 1950s toy market and even how to make your own! See more »

  • How Rumble Robots Work

    How Rumble Robots Work

    Rumble Robots were one of the most popular toys to hit the shelves in 2001. While there's no revolutionary machinery involved in their design, they do combine several familiar technologies in an innovative way. See more »

  • How See 'n Says Work

    How See 'n Says Work

    Have you ever wondered how a See 'n Say produces sound without a battery? And where does it store its 26 different phrases? Solve the mystery of the See 'n Say! See more »

  • How Shrinky Dinks Work

    How Shrinky Dinks Work

    What could be more exciting than drawing or coloring on a piece of plastic, then watching that drawing shrink in the oven? See more »

  • How Silly String Works

    How Silly String Works

    Did you know that Silly String has been saving lives in the Iraq War since December 2006? Our article reveals many little known facts about this substance. Find out how troops have used it learn the history of the silly string mystery and uncover its effects on the environment. See more »

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