Saturday, April 17, 2010

Did you know........ #11

This is going to be a fun did you know post.

Did you know................................................................... that my great-grandfather, Norm Stingley, invented the superball. You know those small balls that bounce really high. He invented that ball. I am not kidding! You can ask anyone in my family and they will completely agree with me. It is the truth. Type in inventor of superball or Norman Stingley in the Google search engine and you will find his name. Overall though, I can attest to the fact that he was a great man fully devoted to his Lord and Savior. He died when I was around 15, which was pretty much unexpected at the time, but God used him, a mere man, to invent a very popular child's toy. It is a pretty amazing s
tory. I don't have time to go into it now, but maybe I will delve into the story some other time.

Sola Deo Gloria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 comments:

Lindsay said...

Wow, that's really neat, Joshua!! I just looked up an article and read more about it. How cool! :-)

~ God Bless,
Lindsay

Josh said...

Wow! What fun to have claim to fame from your great-grandpa!
More importantly, how wonderful that the legacy of loving the Lord, has been passed down through the generations.

In Christ,
Josh

Camden said...

Sweet. 8)

My friend and I were playing with a superball just last Wednesday, and were able to bounce it between the floor and the ceiling three times!

I'm trying to remember someone in my family that invented something. I think it was someone related to my great grandmother who invented (or helped to invent) elastic (don't quote me on that, but I'm pretty sure that's right).

Camden

Isaiah 22:18 (Ignore the second part of the verse; it's the only verse in the whole Bible that uses the word "ball"!)

and whirl you around and around, and throw you like a ball into a wide land. There you shall die, and there shall be your glorious chariots, you shame of your master’s house.

Dakota said...

That's pretty awesome, man. I just googled your Great-Grandpa and found him on wikipedia. I didn't realize that a simple toy was so complex...

Did you know that...my father was a Jewish Carpenter? =)

Jess said...

Wow, that's really neat! (that ur Grandpa was the one who invented that.) My Pappy died unexpectedly when I was 13 (as in, dropping dead in his fields one day for, appearantly, no reason. I guess God just decided it was time to call him home). He never said anything about being saved, though from his life he may have been, but he was definitely (worldy speaking) a good guy, involved with us (& his other grandkid) and everything. Something I especially liked about his was how his, um, nature?, was quiet, but commanding--that make sense? Anyway, what I'm meaning to say is that it would be really neat to see something HE invented in stores & in the hands of other kids! Anyway, that's really neat!

a sis in Christ,
jess

Amber said...

That's pretty neat! I'll have to look him up :)

Regan Family Farm said...

Now that is fun, Joshua! I especially am thankful you were left with the testimony that he loved Jesus. The twins' grandpa played major league baseball, but unfortunately, there isn't a legacy of a life lived for the Lord. Which makes the achievements pretty insignificant...
Take care~
Mrs. Regan