If a strawberry cake inequally cut facilitates a duck with a bow-tie
If a polyhedron is part of a ringed planet
If some spaceships contain an Escher figure
And if a blue juicer relies heavily on six pointless dice
What is an evading slinky relative to all of these things?

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    $\begingroup$ And no, I am not on drugs right now. $\endgroup$ – Keelhaul Mar 14 '18 at 13:19
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    $\begingroup$ Maybe you should be? :-P (no offence intended) $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Mar 14 '18 at 13:43
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    $\begingroup$ @Keelhaul Whatever you are on, send me some $\endgroup$ – Quintec Mar 14 '18 at 14:03
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    $\begingroup$ Brilliant puzzle :-) $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Mar 14 '18 at 16:02

Didn't figure every line of the riddle out, but With invaluable help from @Phylyp and @gnovice, the clues are now worked out, and

I'm confident the evading slinky is something of a


to all the things.

That would be because each line describes

relations of SE sites, identified as their logoes.

* aviation (cake cut inequally, thanks @Phylyp) facilitates travel (duck with a bow tie @gnovice got this too)
* rpg (polyhedron) is part worldbuilding (ringed planet)
* physics (blue juicer, thanks, @gnovice) relies heavily on maths (six pointless dice)
* gaming (some spaceships, for very small values of "some") contains puzzling (escher figure)

And therefore, the evading slinky is definitely

the logo of Stack Overflow, the Firstest and Bestest of all the sites.

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    $\begingroup$ Since you got a lot of them, I won't add an answer. But here's where you can find the rest. $\endgroup$ – gnovice Mar 14 '18 at 15:05
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    $\begingroup$ strawberry cake inequally cut = ROT13(nivngvba) ? $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Mar 14 '18 at 15:15
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    $\begingroup$ @Phylyp: Yes, the pairs actually go together when you replace them in the sentences: "If ROT13(nivngvba) facilitates ROT13(geniry)" $\endgroup$ – gnovice Mar 14 '18 at 15:22
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    $\begingroup$ The spaceships refer to ROT13(nednqr) and the blue juicer is ROT13(culfvpf). $\endgroup$ – gnovice Mar 14 '18 at 15:26
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    $\begingroup$ Oh, that damn juicer cannot be unseen now! :-D $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Mar 14 '18 at 16:02

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