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  • terrie

    That’s surprising! I would have guessed it was something organic, not velcro!

  • dukeofmuffins

    You’ve explained one of life’s greatest mysteries.

  • dukeofmuffins

    You’ve explained one of life’s greatest mysteries.

  • StormyWetDry

    Not surprising it would seem organic. The inventor modeled Velcro after burrs that stuck to his socks during walks. A decent explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velcro

    I would guess that a closeup of a burr stuck to a fabric would look very similar. – There’s an ok picture of a burdock hook here – it might look familiar: http://www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/seed_dispersl/animals.htm

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