Fakini

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Fakini (Frank Radtke) (? - November 8, 2009) was best known for his work with manufacturing silicone billiard balls but also made multiplying eggs, thimbles, color changing plumes and a few other props.

Radtke invented the silicone ball around 1970 in pursuit of a better multiplying billiard ball, but it also became very popular among jugglers.

Radtke would perform magic occasionally around Toledo, Ohio as "Fakini, the Fat Fabulous Fascinator" (to ensure that the person that hired him was not surprised when he showed up for a performance at 340 pounds - after losing 70!)

In 2009, Radtke was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Abbott's Get-Together.

His line of products continue to be made under the "House of Fakini" by his sons in Delta, Ohio.

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