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Old 11-11-2009, 11:26 AM   #121
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He would have to scale up. I don't know if the bigger tape works the same.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:54 AM   #122
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He could make one of his creation about 10 feet in diameter. Cool.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:57 AM   #123
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I'm picturing a rhombic enneacontahedron 45 feet high... and a stiff breeze.
It would put the "DUCK!!", in duck-tape*.









*Yes I know it's duct-tape, not duck-tape, although there is a Duck brand of duct-tape, which would make it Duck-tape, but it's shitty duct-tape and not allowed by the rules of this contest.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:59 AM   #124
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Dude, HM. We would all go vote for you! Make a large-scale one, say a foot in diameter or so.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:14 PM   #125
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I'm picturing a rhombic enneacontahedron 45 feet high... and a stiff breeze.
It would put the "DUCK!!", in duck-tape*.









*Yes I know it's duct-tape, not duck-tape, although there is a Duck brand of duct-tape, which would make it Duck-tape, but it's shitty duct-tape and not allowed by the rules of this contest.
Look it up.....it actually began as Duck Tape.

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Etymology

The origin of the term "duct tape" is the subject of some disagreement.
One view[17] is that it was called "duck tape" by WWII soldiers either because it resembled strips of cotton duck or because the waterproof quality of the tape contributed to the name, by analogy to the water-shedding quality of a duck's plumage. Under this view, soldiers returning home from the war found uses for duck tape around the house, where tents were forgotten and ductwork needed sealing, not ammunition cases. Other proponents of this view point to older references to non-adhesive cotton duck tape used in Venetian blinds, suggesting that the name was carried over to the adhesive product. The Oxford English Dictionary says that perhaps "duct tape" was originally "duck tape". This view is summarized most notably in a New York Times article by etymologist William Safire in March 2003. Safire cites use of the term "cotton duck tape" in a 1945 advertisement for surplus government property.[18] The Oxford English Dictionary gives a 1902 quotation for "100,000 yards of cotton duck tape" being used to protect the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge.[19] Thus a fabric duck tape was available to which an adhesive could have been added.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:20 PM   #126
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I ain't buying that.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:22 PM   #127
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Originally Posted by the next paragraph in that wiki.....nyuk nyuk nyuk
The other view is that "duct tape" is the original term, since there are many documented uses of that term which pre-date all documented uses of the term "duck tape" for the adhesive-backed product, and that there is no written evidence supporting the WWII story.[20] Some proponents of this view accept the idea that there was an earlier non-adhesive "duck tape", but claim that people have just confused the similar pronunciation of two similar but unrelated products through the process of elision, and that the rest of the "duck" etymology is folklore or fabrication. This view was summarized most notably in a Boston Globe article by etymologist Jan Freeman, also in March 2003.[21]
In any case, whether it is an error or a preservation of the original usage, the term "duck tape" is sometimes used for the product today.[22] Duck Tape is also a brand name for this product in some countries.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:28 PM   #128
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I'm firmly in the Duct camp, although the guy that installed my central air explained the only good duct tape is the aluminum/fiber mesh stuff, that's nothing like the duct tape we know.
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Old 11-14-2009, 02:37 PM   #129
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Modular Origami, similar to HM's tape creations.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:06 PM   #130
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where is HM? I'm all excited about this contest and he's off elsewhere.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:32 PM   #131
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I've been on travel. Just got back from a month in Kansas.

I may look into that contest, but I'd be well behind in cumulative clicks by the time I got anything made out of a new tape brand.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:35 PM   #132
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oh! Hiya HM. There's a space waiting for you in the I Know Where I am, thread.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:17 PM   #133
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Well, I found the tape, after looking in several stores.

Did you know Office Depot doesn't take manufacturers' coupons? Or at least this one didn't.
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:02 AM   #134
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:45 AM   #135
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One of the tape manufacturing companies should release a line of duct-style tape marketed as McGyver Tape.
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