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Who Thunked It? Velcro and Zipped Baggies

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Technology has advanced so rapidly in the last century there are generations that can’t imagine life without cellphones and computers to say the least. There are also many everyday items that we mostly take for granted on a daily basis without much thought as to the who, how, what, where and why these products were invented. Take Velcro for instance While on a hunting trip in the 1040’s a Swiss engineer, George de Mestral, was intrigued with how the seeds of the common burdock plant stayed attached to his pants and the fur on his dog. Later, under a microscope,...

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