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The Design Behind ... Velcro

Frustrated by the many burrs that were buried in his dog's fur, engineer George de Mestral was determined to figure out how these annoying clinging seed-like hooks perfectly stuck together. Thus prompted an opportunity to invent an adhesive fabric. The Current's Shannon Higgins brings you the story behind Velcro....
Swiss engineer George de Mestral is the inventor of Velcro, inspired by the many burrs fastened to his pants and his dog's fur after a hike. (Nano Vivid)
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Frustrated by the many burrs that were buried in his dog's fur, engineer George de Mestral was determined to figure out how these annoying clinging seed-like hooks perfectly stuck together. Thus prompted an opportunity to invent an adhesive fabric. The Current's Shannon Higgins brings you the story behind Velcro.

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