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The U.S. Army Has Developed a Near Silent Version of Velcro

silent-velcro

The U.S. army developed and uses a near silent version of Velcro on their soldier’s uniforms.  The version they use reduces the ripping noise by about 95% over traditional Velcro.  Unfortunately, you won’t see such Velcro for sale in the store anytime soon as the method of manufacturing this silent Velcro is currently classified by the military.  *scumbag military: uses […]

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Velcro Was Modeled After Burrs of the Burdock Plant that Stuck to Velcro’s Inventor’s Pants After a Hunting Trip

Burdock seed

Today I found out Velcro was modeled after burrs of the burdock plant that stuck to Velcro’s creator’s pants after a hunting trip. The inventor of Velcro, more generically known as a “hook and loop fastener” or “touch fastener” as “Velcro” is technically just a brand of that product, was Swiss engineer, Georges de Mestral.  After going out on a […]

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