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Science Or Art?  We Know The Answer To That One

Science Or Art? We Know The Answer To That One

Kerry Mott got a degree in neuroscience. ┬áHer goal was to become a doctor and the path to medical school was clear. Then Kerry discovered duct tape art. ┬áCareer crisis in the making! Kerry’s work is astounding (you can see some of it by clicking here) but it is hard to imagine that cutting up […]

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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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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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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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“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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Here’s A Skill We Hope You Never Need

Here’s A Skill We Hope You Never Need

We normally stay away from duct tape crime stories here, but a recent piece on Dateline caught our attention. Correspondent Andrea Canning shows viewers how to escape if they are ever tied up with duct tape. You can see it by clicking here.  

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You’ve Seen Apollo 13.  Here’s What Really Happened

You’ve Seen Apollo 13. Here’s What Really Happened

The best known duct tape hack in history, by far, was the saving of the lives of the three Apollo 13 astronauts after they suffered a catastrophic explosion during their 2013 lunar mission. How the problem was solved was featured in the movie Apollo 13. Now Gizmodo has released actual images of the fix and […]

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Father’s Day Is Coming-Make Dad A Duct Tape Tie

Father’s Day Is Coming-Make Dad A Duct Tape Tie

We know that “do it yourself” duct tape craft projects are everywhere, but occasionally one still catches our eye. Craftfasyings.com has these plans for making a tie from duct tape. You can make it really special by using this argyle print tape so that it matches the socks you gave him last Fathers Day.  

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Half Way Between “Too Sticky” and “Not Sticky Enough”

Half Way Between “Too Sticky” and “Not Sticky Enough”

Adhesive backed Velcro is a great product for a long term solution when you need to stick two things together and then remove them, over and over. The problem with adhesive backed Velcro is that is is designed for a long term, “semi permanent” solution, so it does not remove easily or cleanly. You can […]

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Great Idea-Execution?  Not So Much

Great Idea-Execution? Not So Much

Click here for an interesting duct tape use video.  

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