The Velcro® Chronicles
Ever wonder how Velcro works? Find out more on today's Moment of Science. Velcro was invented in 1948 by a Swiss guy named George de Mestral. One day after walking his dog through a field, he noticed burrs stuck to his pants and to the dog’s fur. De Mestral was something of an inventor, and the burrs gave him an idea. Looking at them under a microscope, he saw that they had hundreds of tiny hooks.

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