Monday, October 11, 2010

Duct tape--nature's gift to us


Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Bee, writes about man’s best friend, his best medical equipment, his soul mate, his lover—duct tape.

Tim Nyberg and Jim Berg are the Duct-Tape Guys. These bro-in-laws have written 7 books about this miracle tool.

“If it’s not broke, it needs duct tape,” is their motto, according to Arrington.

(Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor’s motto was, “If it ain’t broke, you can still fix it,” but I digress.)

“This stuff is an HMO,” the two enthuse.

I remember the first time I saw a contractor at my house stanch bleeding with it—ah, good times.

These two also sponsored contests in which people make clothes from duct tape.

This 3-layer tape was invented in WWII to seal ammo boxes. It was made of “duck” cloth and was called “duck tape” until it was used in heating ducts.

Personally, I say that sounds way too pat. But what do I know?

As for picture, this is not an approved child care method--or use of duct tape.

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