Velcro was invented in 1941 thanks to accidental discovery on a hiking trip. Georges de Mestral created Velcro after noticing the clinging power of burrs on his clothing and his dog's fur. Mestral discovered that the burrs had small hooks that clung to anything loop-shaped, which inspired his design for Velcro.
Since then, Velcro has become a well-known adherent. In fact, in the 1960s, NASA began using Velcro to secure items in zero gravity. Velcro is now used in a wide variety of ways, from craft projects to shoes and sandals.
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