Super Glue


A short while back I did a series of articles on the greatest tools of all time. The response was pretty fair. But, it has come to my attention that I may have left out one tool that may be the greatest of all.

Ladies and gentlemen I give you Cyanoacrylate. CA to closest friends.

Super glue is so strong that a single square inch bond can life a ton of weight.

Here are a five of the most interesting uses.

  1. During the Vietnam War, it was included in first aid kits to seal wounds.
  2. It is used to process fingerprints in some forensic investigations.
  3. Best thing in the world to glue your ex to a toilet seat.
  4. Veterinarians use it to repair the shells of injured turtles.
  5. A demonstrator in Bristol, England glued himself to a tax officer desk as a form of protest.

Reg Adkins writes on behavior and the human experience at (

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