…has a surprising use! – Physicists have discovered an unbelievably large source of x-rays in common household sticky tape. Unrolling tape in a vacuum has been found to produce x-rays so intense that in the future, tape may replace x-ray machines.

You can test this yourself: If you unroll tape in an extremely dark room, you will see a faint glow.

It seems that there are now a million-and-ONE uses for duct tape!

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Researchers have made great strides when it comes to figuring out how to stick things together. They’ve also figured out how things get tangled up when we don’t WANT them to.

Cellophane tape was invented in 1929 by engineer Richard G. Drew, who had already invented masking tape 4 years earlier. It took him 5 years to figure it out, but he finally succeeded. LiveScience.com reports that the tape got its name when an auto painter complained that it wasn’t sticky enough and said, “Take this back to your stingy Scotch bosses and tell them to put more adhesive on it.” Now the amount of Scotch Tape sold every year could circle the earth 165 times.
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