1 EAGLETON NOTES: Velcro By Another Name

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Thursday, 28 May 2009

Velcro By Another Name

When we were in Bicton Park near Exeter there were a lot of Burdock plants (Arctium of the family Thistle) with burrs on them. It was interesting that the burrs would stick to me but if you threw them at my trousers, for example, they wouldn't adhere. Apparently theses burrs were the inspiration for Velcro. Are these, I wonder, the fuzzies that Heather referred to recently?


2 comments:

  1. hmmm...I don't recall what fuzzies I spoke of, other than the lint balls that attacked me, when I was drying clothes that day :o)

    I do, however, know these little gurry-burry's...our dogs used to come home with them stuck all over them - all of the time. Frustrating little buggers when they're stuck within the hair of a loveable scruffy mutt :o)

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  2. No Heather. You are absolutely correct and it is my forgettory that came into play. I'd remembered the word but forgotten to what you were referring.

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