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Old 07-18-2009, 04:56 AM
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So long as they don't use bear skin and stone knives...
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Duct tape(originally known as duck tape. Used in WWII by marines making amphibious landings to waterproof their ammo boxes), is quite possibly the single most versatile product known to man.
There was a book out a few years back. 1001 uses for Duct Tape. But they had more submissions than the 1001 uses. I don't know if it's still in print or not.
I've personally used it to repair the handle on my bayonet. To affix a knife onto a pole to make a spear for fishing. To temporarily seal a ruptured radiator hose. To hang an exhaust pipe in place until I could get a coat hanger. To fix a broken leg on a chair.
The list goes on and on and on and on........
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no wonder it's still on the Enterprise Bridge then!
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"Duct Tape and NASA":

http://www.ducttapeguys.com/NASA/index.html

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if the tape is the same color as the cabin,it should be no problem
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Duct tape(originally known as duck tape. Used in WWII by marines making amphibious landings to waterproof their ammo boxes), is quite possibly the single most versatile product known to man.
There was a book out a few years back. 1001 uses for Duct Tape. But they had more submissions than the 1001 uses. I don't know if it's still in print or not.
I've personally used it to repair the handle on my bayonet. To affix a knife onto a pole to make a spear for fishing. To temporarily seal a ruptured radiator hose. To hang an exhaust pipe in place until I could get a coat hanger. To fix a broken leg on a chair.
The list goes on and on and on and on........

The only time I can remember duct tape failing at some task outright was when these two guys brought a high pressure hydraulic hose into the shop wanting a replacement. They tried to get by on the original by taping the leak......it was a 3000psi system. I'm not kidding, they had wrapped so much tape around the leak that it looked like a snake wearing a donut. We asked how long it held and the boss acted like it had worked for awhile but his help was standing behind him with a funny look on his face making a circle with his thumb and forefinger '0 seconds'.
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The only time I can remember duct tape failing at some task outright was when these two guys brought a high pressure hydraulic hose into the shop wanting a replacement. They tried to get by on the original by taping the leak......it was a 3000psi system. I'm not kidding, they had wrapped so much tape around the leak that it looked like a snake wearing a donut. We asked how long it held and the boss acted like it had worked for awhile but his help was standing behind him with a funny look on his face making a circle with his thumb and forefinger '0 seconds'.
Are you sure that he wasn't making the "OK" sign?

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Also, notice that duct tape has been applied to secure whatever it is that "2" and "3" are numbers 2 and 3 of, in the lower right-hand corner of the photo.

No clue what they are right now. They're too big to be airsickness bags. Sleeping bags?

Hey, we could make a drinking game out of looking at Shuttle photos and spotting the duct tape.

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