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British Fashion Museum’s “Dress Of The Year” Adorned With Gaffers Tape

British Fashion Museum’s “Dress Of The Year” Adorned With Gaffers Tape

British fashion designer Christopher Kane’s pink silk dress has been named by style blogger Susanna Lau as “dress of the year”. His design features random strips of black gaffers tape affixed to the dress to give bold details to an otherwise light and bright garment. See the dress and read more about the selection by […]

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Can We Just Pay With Tape?

Can We Just Pay With Tape?

The Herald-Review (Illinois) recently ran an article taken from a program note for a performance at the local community college, Richmond Community College. The item in the program linked the cost of a ticket to specific costs incurred for putting on a show. Included were these insights: Small makeup kit 1 1/2 ticket Gallon of […]

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$2000 Bicycle Wheel Has A Secret-Gaffers Tape

$2000 Bicycle Wheel Has A Secret-Gaffers Tape

High end bike whell manufacturer HED makes a carbon fiber wheel that costs over $2000. Their “Big Deal” wheel weighs only 450 grams. In order to prevent the inner spoke nipples from causing the wheel to leak, the rim is lined with gaffers tape before the tire is mounted. If you got a spare $2000 […]

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The Tune Sticks In Your Head All Day

The Tune Sticks In Your Head All Day

Among the many items German composer and performer Hauschka puts into his piano to get new sounds is gaffers tape. Playing something called “prepared piano”, he puts chains, hammers, ping pong balls and all sorts of other items to create new sounds. When he puts gaffers tape into the piano, he stands the roll on […]

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Gaffers Tape Steps Up In Mileage Challenge

Gaffers Tape Steps Up In Mileage Challenge

Using gaffers tape to block holes and turbulence causing seams, a test driver was able to achieve 68.5 miles per gallon, 50 percent higher than the EPA specifications for the Mitsubishi Mirage that he was driving. You can read about the mileage challenge at the Popular Mechanics web site.  

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This Won’t Get You Into Cirque Du Soleil

This Won’t Get You Into Cirque Du Soleil

In order to demonstrate what he considers the ridiculousness of tight rope walking as a profession, comedian Bill Cosby, on The Tonight Show, demonstrated how it is done by walking a line of gaffers tape stuck on the stage. Humorous, yes. Death defying, not exactly.  

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Does A Thief Really Care If It Says “Nikon” or “Canon”?

Does A Thief Really Care If It Says “Nikon” or “Canon”?

We regularly come across a photo tip which recommends that photographers cover the logos of their camera equipment with gaffers tape, in hopes of making them less desirable to thieves. While we understand that this might give you a little piece of mind, particularly if you are shooting in an urban environment, the truth is […]

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Gaffers Tape Throws NSA Spying Plans Into A Tailspin

Gaffers Tape Throws NSA Spying Plans Into A Tailspin

The online British version of Wired Magazine is recommending that anyone who is worried that the web cam on their computer or mobile device may be spying on them can just cover the lens with gaffers tape. The report says that the NSA has a plug in called CAPTTIVATEDAUDIENCE that will hijack the recording capabilities […]

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$2000 Camera-Gaffers Tape Not Included

$2000 Camera-Gaffers Tape Not Included

Sony has acknowledged that there are light leak problems with its high end digital camera, the A7. They have admitted the problem and have said that there is a fix in the works. Until their engineers come up with a solution, it look like a little gaffers tape where the lens meets the camera body […]

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Motorcycle News Says: “Don’t Leave Home Without Gaffers Tape”

Motorcycle News Says: “Don’t Leave Home Without Gaffers Tape”

Motorcycle News normally limits its reviews to big bikes and the accessories that riders need to maximize their experience. They proved that they are not above going “downscale” by recently reviewing gaffers tape and declaring that there is almost nothing that this tape won’t fix. Click here to read their review.  

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