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In 2002, a group of doctors compared duct tape's effectiveness with liquid nitrogen in removing warts. After two months of wearing duct tape daily and using a pumice stone about once a week to exfoliate the dead skin, eighty five percent of patients' warts were gone, whereas freezing only removed 60 percent. “The question is whether there is something in the chemical adhesive itself, or if the occlusion (suffocation) causes the destruction of the wart," says New York City-based dermatologist, Robin Blum, MD. "The other thinking is that the duct tape causes irritation, which stimulates our body's immune cells to attack the wart.


NASA used Duct tape to control Moon dust, make repairs to jet packs and most famously, in the construction of a makeshift device that let Command Module lithium hydroxide canisters be used with the LM Environmental Control System to prevent a buildup of carbon dioxide during Apollo 13. It was also used for such purposes as making a replacement fender for the Apollo 17 Rover, repairing Jim Irwin's broken OPS antenna on Apollo 15, and holding open the solar panels on the Apollo 17 SEP transmitter.


I was at Reagan International attempting to catch a connection on the other side of the airport my luggage the zipper gave way. Duct tape to the rescue.


Duct tape has been used for removing body hair, repairing bullet holes in air planes, making party decorations, wrapping presents, creating fashions and fashion accessories.

I’ve used it to blaze trails, mark boat launches, repair tents, sleeping bags, boats, tools and fishing tackle,

I’ve used olive duct tape when fly fishing to eliminate glare from retractors and other shiny vest accessories.

My mother used to call ibuprofen a mother’s first aid kit, duct tape is an outdoors man's first aid kit,

Point to remember

Always carry duct tape, preferably olive drab

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