Have these invaded your home? I had no idea what my DS was wearing and then I started seeing more and more kids wearing them. My niece has 1/4 of her forearm adorned with them. From my niece I also learned kids meet and swap different shapes. Silly Bandz has created a new form of social networking for kids. It is so addictive even my 3yo DD wants her share of Silly Bandz. According to my niece a few weeks ago, a kid invented the Silly Bandz using his easy bake oven. Well, she was so wrong and so much for me not being smarter than a 10 year old. Note to self: do your research because most information passed around is based on fiction. The actual creator of the Silly Bandz is Robert Croak whose company is located in Toledo, OH.