The old joke asks, “How are Duct Tape and The Force similar?” To which the answer is: “They both have a light and dark side and they hold the Universe together.” It’s certainly been one of my Dad’s favorite tools in his toolbox and it does seem there is little it can’t do. So I suppose it was only a matter of time before the folks at 3M decided to come up with official Duct Tape Bandages perfect for closing that gash you just put in your hand with a screwdriver.
After all when you’re a manly man you don’t want to be showing up at the garage with a pansy-assed Sponge Bob Squarepants band-aid on your finger. No sir! You want a MANLY bandage; something that screams a testament to the absolute gallons of testosterone raging around your system. Something that shows that the only reason you bothered to bandage the wound in the first place was because the blood was making it hard to hold onto your tools!
Surprisingly enough there’s actually quite a history of medicinal uses of Duct Tape including the usual closing of sucking chest wounds among many other not immediately obvious uses. Not that I’m advocating passing up a doctor’s treatment in favor of a duct tape solution, but in a pinch it could be useful knowledge to have.
At the very least I’m going to have to track some of these down so I can give them to my Dad.
Found via OhGizmo!