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The Amazing Power of Duct Tape

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Duct tape

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In the 1940s the United States military asked Johnson & Johnson to devise “a waterproof, strong cloth based tape that could keep moisture out of ammunition cases.” The result was a superhero adhesive tape made from a rubber-based adhesive applied to a durable duck cloth backing.

Over the years something else evolved with the product: It became the absolute darling of the do-it-yourself set.

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