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The hook side of the fastener (© Alexander Klink / Wikimedia Commons)

Fun Fact Friday: Velcro

Fun Fact Friday: Velcro

Did you know that Velcro was first patented in 1955? Besides being a best friend to children too small to tie their shoes, Velcro has been used in everything from cars to military uniforms.  A few years ago the US Army retired Velcro from active duty, due to the fact that it is too noisy,

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