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Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty (by newsworksdotorg)

Watch this time-lapse video of magnetic putty consuming a magnetic cube!

Narberth, Pa., entrepreneur Aaron Muderick, who manufacturers the stuff, decided to hire only people with intellectual disabilities when he expanded his business 10 years ago.

Finding work is a source of frustration for many people with intellectual disabilities. After high school, opportunities and programs dwindle, and what to do all day becomes a major issue.

Working with a sheltered workshop is much more expensive than sending manufacturing across the world, “but I just didn’t want to go down this path,” Muderick says. “Guys on the floor get to talk to me, and I get to talk to them, and we have a relationship.”