I realized something amusing today. If you take a 3 ounce wad of putty (just enough to put in your hand and squeeze it), color it green, and put it in a little plastic container, you can call it TheraPutty and sell it as a hand therapy product in hospitals and medical offices.


As far as I can tell, the key is to make it an unmistakable shade of green.


The trick to getting rich is selling this 50 cents worth of putty and plastic for just under $8.

And, in related news, I've posted my first video to Flickr.

I have the fun of spending about 5 minutes doing that 3-5 times a day--along with a few other finger strengthening exercises. Believe it or not, my finger is healing up pretty well so far.

Posted by jzawodn at April 28, 2008 09:23 PM

Reader Comments
# jr said:

I'm impressed that you didn't craft it into figures of your enemies and make tiny screams as you crush it.

on April 28, 2008 10:34 PM
# John Herren said:

Even the real stuff from Crayola comes out to under $3 for your 3oz. tub if you buy it in a 5lb chunk:


on April 28, 2008 10:34 PM
# Peter Davis said:

It looks more like playdough than putty.

on April 29, 2008 07:11 AM
# Charles said:

Oh you know how this goes.

Putty: 50 cents.
System of producing and distributing various putties of graded, calibrated viscosity and compressibility sufficient to satisfy medical requirements: $7.50

I was just talking about Theraputty with a friend of mine who broke her wrist, she said it wears out from continuous squeezing. Then they give you a new tub of the next grade stiffer putty, in a different color. I suppose the doctor can tell if you are doing your therapy if your putty is worn out.

on April 29, 2008 08:43 PM
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on June 9, 2008 10:36 PM
# said:

Like the comment about the putty, I work with a
fellow with MS and it helps him substantially
with his spasms to take his mind off of it.

on June 10, 2008 08:33 PM
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