The History Of Velcro In Just Over 1 Minute
Velcro fascinates us. We don’t expect it to wow you though. That being said, the benefits of Velcro are undeniable; we think it’s one of the greatest inventions in the last 100 years (we’re biased though). In fact, in our headquarters we have many photos posted of Mr. George de Mestral, the inventor of this fine product.
We wanted to use this space on our blog to inform you about the beginning of Velcro, but we know that you’re inundated with lots of other blog posts to choose from like “21 Reasons Why Hitting Snooze Is The Worst”, “17 OMG Moments From The Oscars”, and “This Woman Just Met This Man, You Won’t BELIEVE What She Gave Him”. We’ll keep this post short and sweet.
Below is a short 1:08 video on the history of Velcro. Below the video, we highlight the key points.
The key points from the History Of Velcro video:
- It was invented in 1941
- It was inspired by burrs sticking to George de Mestral and his dog
- It took 8 years to create the product, and 1 extra year to build a loom to cut velcro
- The space industry was the first to adopt Velcro; they used it to help the astronauts get in and out of their clothes.
We hope you learned something you didn’t know already about the wonderful world of Velcro. If you knew already, well, share this post with a less-educated friend.