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Trazy Anderson has an amazing photo @ 94x magnification of velcro, taken with Nikon SMZ1500 Stereomicroscope [via] – Link.

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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. terrie says:

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

  2. dukeofmuffins says:

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

  3. dukeofmuffins says:

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

  4. StormyWetDry says:

    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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