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Rihanna Rocks The BET Awards With Duct Tape

Rihanna Rocks The BET Awards With Duct Tape

Rihanna chose to take the low road, accessorizing her blinding gold blazer outfit with……drum roll….. DUCT TAPE. Sporting a roll of duct tape like a two pound bracelet, at one point she tore off a strip and used it to tape shut the mouth of Floyd “Money” Mayweather. If I was Mayweather I would have […]

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Photo of Worker “Duct Taping” Jet Liner Goes Viral

Photo of Worker “Duct Taping” Jet Liner Goes Viral

The photo of an airline worker applying what looks like duct tape to the cowling of an EasyJet jetliner went viral after it was posted by a passenger on Twitter. Click here to see the picture and to hear an explanation as to what he was actually doing.  

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Wrap Up Your Cables With Duct Tape-Leave No Sticky Residue

Wrap Up Your Cables With Duct Tape-Leave No Sticky Residue

Lifehacker has this handy “how to” for securing coiled cables with duct tape and then removing them cleanly. It is a little “origami like” but it works great. Use multiple colors for color coding cable types and lengths.

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Traveling With A Small Child?  Don’t Forget The Gaffers Tape

Traveling With A Small Child? Don’t Forget The Gaffers Tape

Travelling with small children is always stressful and making a hotel room child safe can really be a challenge. Adding a small roll of gaffers tape to your luggage can make it easier. No, I’m not talking about taping the child to the wall. Here are some real good ideas. Pad sharp corners on furniture […]

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We’re Expecting This Woman To Become A Regular Customer

We’re Expecting This Woman To Become A Regular Customer

After being found guilty of harassing her neighbors (including making 999 harassment phone calls) British model Tanya Pascolini was ordered to not speak to any of her neighbors for a period of five years. Pascolini’s response was that she thought it all but impossible to go five years without speaking to her neighbors unless she […]

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Maybe The Should Have Called It “?@$%%#+” Tape

Maybe The Should Have Called It “?@$%%#+” Tape

A recent article in the New York Times speculates that the original name for the transparent tape we call Scotch tape, was originally intended as a slur, since in the 1920’s “Scotch” was used as a synonym for “cheap”. The term was apparently applied by a painter who found that the tape didn’t have enough […]

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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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It’s Rib Stickin’ Good

It’s Rib Stickin’ Good

A McDonalds’ diner in Mumbai, India was more than a little surprised to discover a roll of adhesive tape in the salad that she ordered from the fast food chain. Mcdonald’s assured the customer that she had responded “yes” when the counter clerk asked her “would you like tape with that?” Here’s a link to […]

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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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