A Podcast About Tape?  Yes, Really-An Interesting Podcast About Tape

A Podcast About Tape? Yes, Really-An Interesting Podcast About Tape

Gimlet Media puts out some of our favorite podcasts. We’ve listened to every episode of their Startup podcast-the one about starting a “for profit” podcast network and loved it all. Their latest project, the Surprisingly Awesome podcast series, features an fascinating discussion of how adhesives work.  

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Gaffers Tape As Metaphor-Is Homelessness Next For Jeb Bush

Gaffers Tape As Metaphor-Is Homelessness Next For Jeb Bush

Sporting a look heretofore known only to broke college students, presidential candidate Jeb Bush appeared at a New Hampshire rally on Sunday with his shoe sole (black) held together with a piece of grey gaffers tape. It is easy to see how this sad image could be a metaphor for the impending end of Bush’s […]

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Chicago Residents Take On Hydrant Repair As A “Do It Yourself” Project

Chicago Residents Take On Hydrant Repair As A “Do It Yourself” Project

Chicago residents, frustrated with the slow progress in getting leaking fire hydrants repaired in their neighborhoods, have taken on the repairs themselves. In an attempt to stop, or at least slow, water leaking from malfunctioning hydrants, are wrapping them with duct tape. Click here to learn more about this story. Click here to buy RED […]

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Major Leaguers Owe It All To Duct Tape

Major Leaguers Owe It All To Duct Tape

When Major League Baseball players, brothers Travis and Chase d’Arnaud, faced off for the first time in the big leagues, Travis claimed the advantage. He had a pinch hit in the seventh inning of the Phillies-Mets matchup. Travis claimed that he gained the upper edge because, when growing up, he had pitched to his older […]

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It Would Take A Lot More Than A Dollar To Get Me To Do This

It Would Take A Lot More Than A Dollar To Get Me To Do This

One of the activities for kids at this weeks’ Cattlemen Days Rodeo in Missouri involves calves an dduct tape. As reported in The Columbia Missourian,¬†event organizers affix several strips of duct tape to the hindquarters of a calf and then let the kids chase the calves to see if they can snatch the tape strips. […]

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Gaffers Tape Takes Wireless Mics On A Ride-On A Bull!

Gaffers Tape Takes Wireless Mics On A Ride-On A Bull!

Mark Harrier is one of the audio techs for video broadcasts of Professional Bull Riders Assoc. competitions. One of his biggest challenges is getting broadcast quality audio directly from the competitors as they are bucked while riding on the back of raging bulls. He uses lots of gaffers tape to hold the wireless mic transmitters […]

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Deafened Flight Attendant Sues Over Aircraft Tape Repair

Deafened Flight Attendant Sues Over Aircraft Tape Repair

A Quantas Air Lines flight attendant has filed a suit against her employer, claiming that she was deafened in one ear when the plane she was flying was depressuirezed after a temporary tape seal on a door failed, creating a loud, high pitched noise. After the duct tape seal failed, the crew was temporarily able […]

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This Tape Belongs In Every Firefighters Pocket

This Tape Belongs In Every Firefighters Pocket

Fireengineering.com recommends that every firefighter should carry a roll of one inch first aid tape in his or her pocket. A recent article on their web site shares some of the purposes that this tape serves. A comparable product and one that can meet all of the needs of the first aid tape is one […]

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A New Take On Duct Tape For Wart Removal?

A New Take On Duct Tape For Wart Removal?

There has been an urban legend for years that applying duct tape to a wart will cause it to gradually dry up and fall off. We have no idea if there is any truth to this or not. We do know that a common practice among dermatologists is to “freeze” warts to remove them by […]

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“Stuck At The Prom” Set To Wrap Up Today

“Stuck At The Prom” Set To Wrap Up Today

Duck Brand duck tape’s popular “Stuck At the Prom” contest ends today-July8. This popular contest lets high school students compete for scholarships by designing prom wear from duct tape and then submitting it as an entry in the contest. The money has gotten serious, with this year’s top winners being eligible for $10,000 scholarships. See […]

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