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Twister Inventor Chuck Foley Dies

An Indiana-born inventor whose game invention promised to keep party goers tied up in knots has died. 

Chuck Foley's family says the "Twister" co-inventor passed away July 1st in a care facility in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. 

He was 82. 

Foley and Neil Rabens submitted a patent for their controversial party game in 1966. 

Produced by Milton Bradley, the spinner-guided game was described by some as "sex in a box" due to its use of human bodies as playing pieces on a dotted plastic mat. 

His son says Foley received no royalties for the game.

However, he eventually accepted about $27,000 in a negotiated buyout. 

Foley held 97 patents over his career. 

Foley, who was born in Lafayette, Indiana, was reportedly suffering from Alzheimer's disease at the time of his death. 

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Topics : Human Interest
Locations : IndianaLafayetteLouis ParkMinnesotaSt. Louis
People : Chuck FoleyMilton BradleyNeil Rabens