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Gaffers Tape Haiku Challenge

Gaffers Tape Haiku Challenge

We’re never afraid to give a shout out to a competitor when they do something cool, and Adorama’s 24 Hour Gaffer Tape Haiku Challenge rated high on our cool meter. Gaffers tape is certainly praiseworthy, and a contest to sing those praises in 17 syllables is a brilliant idea. Our entry (unfortunately too late to […]

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Must Have Been A Slow News Day

Must Have Been A Slow News Day

The science page at NBCNEWS.com featured an extensive article on duct tape, titled”How duct tape patched up the world-and why we’re sticking with it“. Still waiting for Matt Lauer to duct tape Savannah Guthrie to her chair. Tapenews.com is your source for “all the news that’s fit to stick”. Send us your interesting tape news […]

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Got Game?  Not Without Duct Tape, You Don’t!

Got Game? Not Without Duct Tape, You Don’t!

Apparently, it’s duct tape that holds the video game community together. There were more than a couple of surprises in this video.  

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Wouldn’t It Be Easier To Just Bend The Prongs?

Wouldn’t It Be Easier To Just Bend The Prongs?

We like Lifehacker, and usually think that their advice is useful, particularly when it involves gaffers tape. Unfortunately, this one fell flat. In a travel tips article they recommended that travelers carry gaffers tape to hold electrical adapters into wall sockets since they are often loose. Our recommendation:  Simply bend the prongs a little so […]

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Cross Country Runners Share Sticky Trick

Cross Country Runners Share Sticky Trick

Cross country runners at Notre Dame High School in Pennsylvania shared this trick to keep their shoes on when running on a muddy course. Eric Busher and Mike Martinsky, seniors on the team, tie their shoes with duct tape to keep them from coming unlaced. Martinsky said that they started using duct tape after feeling […]

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Bright Idea For Broken Bulb

Bright Idea For Broken Bulb

Removing a broken light bulb can be just a little scary.  The combination of broken shards of glass and “mystery” metals and powders inside the lamp create multiple hazards that you don’t want to touch. Lifehacker has detailed instructions on how to use a length of duct tape to safely get the lamp out of […]

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Stone Carver Decides To “Write” It In Duct Tape

Stone Carver Decides To “Write” It In Duct Tape

When he was an apprentice stove carver, Joe Girandola used duct tape for finger protection. Over the years he developed a strong interest in this material as he discovered more and more uses for it. Today, the former college art professor uses duct tape as his art medium,  using the sticky stuff to make duct […]

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Lucas Decrees: “No Jiggling In The Empire”

Lucas Decrees: “No Jiggling In The Empire”

In an interview about the making of the first Star Wars movie, Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) said that director George Lucas assured that there would  be nothing in appropriate in her costuming by insisting that she strap her breasts down with gaffers tape. You can read more about costumes for the movie by clicking here. […]

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Duct Tape Floats Their Boat

Duct Tape Floats Their Boat

Mississippi high school students built a duct tape boat as part of a fund raising effort for threir friend Tyler Youngblood, who is battling leukemia. They launched their duct tape canoe in the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor in order to raise awareness and money. Unfortunately, after they rescue their friend, the boat builders may need […]

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Who Thought Up Duct Tape? A Mom, Of Course

Who Thought Up Duct Tape? A Mom, Of Course

An article in the October 24, 1943 edition of the Chicago Tribune may have the true story of the invention of duct tape. A Navy mom named Vesta Stoudt who was working in a ammunition packing plant in Illinois had the idea for a better product for packaging ammo so that troops could handle it […]

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