Take a Closer Look Around You

What can you look at more closely to make a discovery?

In 1948, George de Mestral went hunting in the Alps. After he returned home, he found burrs attached to his clothing. Curious, de Mestral looked more closely at the burrs and found that they were covered with tiny hooks that “grabbed” the loops of the fabric on his clothing. He decided to attempt to make a fastener based on this hook-and-loop concept and invented Velcro®. The strips stick together under most circumstances, don’t rust, and can be used again and again without wearing out.

Content courtesy of the Ah Ha! Discovery Deck, developed by John Cronin at the ipCapital Group to help inventors solve real-world problems.

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