Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: Inventions

What was the first use of duct - or duck - tape?

Sealing U.S. Army ammunition boxes to keep moisture out during World War II. Developed for that use in the early 1940s by Johnson & Johnson's Permacel division, the tape was colored Army green and came to be known as duck tape because it repelled water. After the war, when it was being widely used on heating and air-conditioning ducts, the color was changed to silver and it became popularly referred to as duct tape.

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