10) Walking with Velcro

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In 1941, a Swiss man strolling on the Alps after a hunting trip with his dog discovered the seeds of burdock that kept sticking on his clothes and dog’s fur.  He examined the burrs with microscope and saw thousand of “hooks” caught on the clothes’ cotton and furs.
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This man, Gerorge de Mestral, a Swiss engineer lived in Commugny, Switzerland.  He spent 8 years to change the zipping world.  He conceived the hook-and-loop fastener by binding two materials reversibly in a simple fashion from the beginning of cotton material to Nylon and polyester, and now even the spaceman and sportsman are practically using it.
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The word Velcro is a combination of two French words velours (“velvet”) and crochet (“hook”)
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Today, this handy and sticky zip become part and parcel of our live!  It contributes much changes to the style of the fashion world!
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Well, the next time while you are strolling in the field, just spend a little attention on nature; you may be surprised to discover what nature offer can do much to change our life.

16 thoughts on “10) Walking with Velcro

    marysmemories said:
    November 28, 2012 at 1:35 am

    How interesting to know how Velcro was discovered. Look forward to more of your discoveries
    miss mary

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 28, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      Thanks Mary1 I am looking for more discovery! :)

    Long Life Cats and Dogs said:
    November 28, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Never knew how Velcro started. How very interesting and thank heavens for clever, observant people like that.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      Yes, is amazing invention!

    nutsfortreasure said:
    November 28, 2012 at 2:40 am

    so did some one over here in NH steal his idea or did he move here and make it here?

    mobius faith said:
    November 28, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Fascinating story. Thanks for sharing.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      you are most welcome mobius! thanks for reading my post!

    Photography Journal Blog said:
    November 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Funny how things come to be.

    J. A. Robinson said:
    November 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Fascinating!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 30, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      thanks, Robinson! :)

    Emily Rain said:
    November 30, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Haha.. One of the competitors of Zippers and Buttons! =D

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Hha! so zipper, button and velcro, they are the three musketeer! :)

        Emily Rain said:
        November 30, 2012 at 8:51 pm

        hahaha… oh yah, you’re right!
        Quite bestfriends on their own way haha

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