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Puzzle ID:#23958
Fun:*** (2.97)
Difficulty:** (1.92)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:drussel3*us****
Corrected By:Gizzer

 

 

 



This is considered by some to be the ultimate tool. With its waterproof properties, it was quickly adopted for a specific military application when originally introduced. The US Government also has recommended that all homes have it available. Along with its waterproof properties, it is known for its superior bonding, is heat resistant, and is extremely strong. It is easy to use with no training required, and is widely available in various sizes and colors. NASA thinks so highly of this, it is included on every flight that leaves the launch pad. No home, military unit, or spacecraft should be without it.

What type of tool is this?





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Comments

ujniko*us*
Jun 23, 2005

That was a good description. I love making things with duct tape and i never knew it ws used for that many important things.
tamjpAus*
Jun 24, 2005

You need to make "this" fit into "here " using nothing but "that"!

If it ain't broke , don't fix it.
If it is broke, grab the Duct Tape!
Pop_Qla*
Jun 24, 2005

Great teaser! I didn't get iot because we dont' have Duct Tape at my house... But still, great job!
vikingboyAus*
Jun 24, 2005

Good one!
Ever watch the Red Green show? Lots of duct tape humor.

Almost went with velcro, as it was designed for NASA, and meets many of the criteria you mention.
cloudchamber
Jul 01, 2005

could have gone either with duct tape or velcro untill you mentioned the heat resistant part, ever see velcro melt.....neither have I. Also velcro is very pourous so it isnt water proof by far.....not sure how waterproof duct tape is and I have seen duct tape melt.....but apparently you can use it over a period of a week or so to remove a wart.......go figure.
okieman51*
Jul 03, 2005

That one went past me like a NASA rocket ship lol.
AmyJo0206**
Jul 03, 2005

LOL.... Did you know that duct tape offers a schloarship if u wear a duct tape dress/tux to prom??? Being from alabama i must say that this teaser is true, duct tape is a wonderful thing... even made a microphone stand out of it.
TiggrAus*
Jul 05, 2005

As soon as I read ultimate tool I knew what it was, because we fix virtually any and al broken thinks with duct tape. If it's broke...only 3 things are required to fix it, duct tape a hammer and more duct tape.
ebonwolfe
Jul 06, 2005

As far as being heat resistant I can say that I have wrapped it around my radiator hose. I then ran the vehicle for another 100 miles before I could afford to replace the hose...and if you have EVER touched a radiator hose after a quick jaunt to the store you know it gets really hot!! Good Teaser!
puppygirl1213Aus*
Jul 06, 2005

That was a cool teaser.
seraphim26
Jul 08, 2005

I really liked that one. Good Job! For some reason I thought it was super glue...I guess the bonding thing . Oh well...it was fun trying! When's your next teaser?
drussel3*us*
Jul 10, 2005

To read more, and for some of the inspiration to this Duct Tape teaser:
http://www.ducttapeguys.com/
KalliannAus*
Jul 20, 2005

I llove duct tape. I went through a phase as a teen where I duct taped everything even my tennis shoes!
sheblades37
Jul 29, 2005

Hey, that was a great teaser! first i thought it would be super glue, but then the different color hint got to me. good job!
SaturnCat08*
Jul 29, 2005

Good One!NASA is neat.Apollo 13 was an amazing challenge
ErIn_RuLeS*us*
Jul 29, 2005

very cool and important!! i like it!!
Fester**
Jul 29, 2005

Hah. Easy for us rednecks!
horse_luverAca*
Jul 29, 2005

Nice. It is the 'ultimate tool', hands down!
spongedum4*
Jul 29, 2005

i just had to laugh when I saw the answer i love it

4 Fester - aren't we all??
ang_phx
Jul 29, 2005

A popular phrase in Arizona is "If you can't duct if F*** It.
Great teaser - I really like the one's that teach you something.
bagogirlAus*
Jul 29, 2005

I don't think we have duct tape at our house so i didn't get it
soccer_chick70Aus*
Jul 29, 2005

Living in Montana, we always have a use for duct tape... we took our raft down the Yellowstone river for a 2 week camping/float trip, first day, there was a hole in one of the compartments that holds the air, and the hole was underwater... dad just put duct tape on it (red even! it matched the raft!) and we were good to go for the next 2 weeks...

also: at camp we've made bracelets out of braiding the different colored peices of duct tape...

my dad's birthday wish list:

WD-4D and Camo duct tape

"to fix anything in this world, you only need 2 things: if it should move and doesnt, use WD-4D; if it doesnt move and should, use Duct tape!"

and finally, I'll end my loooooong post with a little saying that I've always found rather stupid, yet amusing at the same time...

Duct Tape is like The Force, it has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together!

Great Teaser!

soccer_chick70Aus*
Jul 29, 2005

*** revision to my saying in the previous post:

"to fix anything in this world, you only need 2 things: if it should move and doesnt, use WD-4D; if it does move and shouldnt, use Duct tape!"
yourmom0101*
Jul 29, 2005

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE DUCT TAPE-
U CN USE IT FOR ANYTHING!
krabcat*us*
Jul 29, 2005

i can fix anything


whairs the ductape
redneck_woman**
Jul 29, 2005

EZ teaser 4 me...hubby is in construction so lots around the house...we suspended a friend up on a wall using nothing but duct tape one crazy nite in college...don't EVER take a guy's LAST beer...
Aarghonautsus*
Jul 29, 2005

hmmm...i've never used duct tape (but I saw something at the hardware store called "duck tape" the other day....what gives? Anyway, excellent riddle!!
JimmymoAie*
Jul 29, 2005

Good ol' Kentucky Chrome. Great teaser.
riddlelover**
Jul 29, 2005

Love it! in faves
sambean**
Jul 29, 2005

that was awesome
poison_ivy**
Jul 29, 2005

woah i was thinking a fork! oh well duct tape IS pretty useful...
kcelf27***
Jul 29, 2005

Why would a fork be in a tool box ...and dittos to the AWESOME comment....

That it WAS!!!

I've actually used Duct Tape to keep my kids' diaper on at night so she won't pull it off and make a MESS
kcelf27***
Jul 29, 2005

And to those who've never used duct tape (Duck Tape is just a brand name because pronouncing the T in Duct and then the T in Tape right after is hard, so some genius came up with Duck Tape)

And as a user of the awesome stuff, I didn't know it came in so may colors. Grey/Silver works just fine for me.

I had I guy buy something at my work one day and he had a wallet made out of nothing but duct tape. The next thing I know, I saw them at a street vender/mkt fair
MTK_90**
Jul 29, 2005

LOL-THAT WAS REALLY HARD! I WOULD HAVE NEVER GUESSED!
jabdrAus*
Jul 29, 2005

Gizzer, take a bow I keep my duct tape in the tool box, the junk drawer and the trunk of the car Great teaser!
padme**
Jul 29, 2005

LMAO!!!!!
padme**
Jul 29, 2005

LMAO!!!!!
ihatepreps2011
Jul 29, 2005

good but it sould have had something about Red Green in it and how he always uses duct tape
brain_deadAjm*
Jul 29, 2005

nice teaser
lisha_kc*de*
Jul 29, 2005

Here in Kentucky, duct tapes bout the only tool we's got...other then our trusty shot guns...is that a tool????? Ahh duct tape...
and for the record ya'll are funny!!!
thimblenogginus*
Jul 30, 2005

Lots of comments for a product with lots of uses. But only one answer!
deepseaAus*
Jul 30, 2005

*hits head* i shouldve got that duck tape pwns
i said plastic
loveshellylove**
Jul 30, 2005

That was pretty good. I thought super glue. did'nt know that duct came in so many colors. I'm using it to hold in the batteries on my 1yr olds piano.
gotabody**
Jul 31, 2005

wow!! very nice. I never knew it hd such grrreat uses. I like the suspending friend on the roof one
smarty_blondy*ro*
Sep 26, 2005

Very well done drussel, i had fun with this one and, hope to see many more coming from you!
dogboy*us*
Oct 02, 2005

brilliant teaser but really easy i got it after reading thie 1st sentence
strum_me_awayAit*
Oct 04, 2005

pretty cute, if i do say so myself
brainsterAin*
Jan 21, 2006

Really good one! Sometimes such seemingly unimportant things turn out to be soooo important!
OldChinaHand**
Jul 06, 2006

I wonder why I knew this answer for 'workings man's chrome'. Good One.
OldChinaHand**
Jul 06, 2006

I wonder why I knew this answer for 'workings man's chrome'. Good One.
GebbieRoseAus*
Jul 30, 2006

Great stuff - never knew it had such a history! I have to keep mine under lock & key because it disappears - the kids make things out of it!
vlermaAus*
Jul 30, 2006

Since my son-in-law considers himself King of the duct tape users I'm really "stuck up" since I didn't see this one coming. Great teaser with important information.
bluehawk*us*
Jul 30, 2006

Duct Tape, Duct Tape! Did somebody say Duct Tape? I can't seem to live without it.
If there's a hole in the tent, Hon grab the Duct Tape PLEEEASE!!!!
utnative*
Jul 30, 2006

hey if i hadn't seen appollo 13, i would never have gotten it. great teaser and lots of fun
coachpisco*
Jul 30, 2006

I'm going to have to get me some of that.
ScitchrAus*
Jul 30, 2006

Very nice...
Neek*us*
Jul 30, 2006

I didn't know that, but am not surprised. Duct tape is pretty incredible.
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Jul 30, 2006

Duct tapeis awesome!! Verry nice teaser!!
Trishgal*us*
Jul 30, 2006

I got it ,but it is reall y from being around my brother who is always talking about duct tape and its uses,but I guess it counts.
sftball_rocks13*
Jul 30, 2006

Luv the teaser!

Duct tape is SO AWESOME!!!....lolz

This kid in one of my classes was obsessed with ducks, and he thought duct tape was duck tape, so he refused to use it....
bradon182001*us*
Jul 30, 2006

I'm liking this one. My first thought was either a hammer or a screw driver. Duct tape is much,much better than either of those. Great teaser. Learn something every day.
Stuff1us*
Jul 30, 2006

It's true.....no home should be without it! Which is why I thought of it right away.
YaelleGA
Jul 30, 2006

How come I was thinking the answer was spam?? I'm worried about myself now.
zonarita*us*
Jul 30, 2006

drussel3 gr8 teaser with lots of great comments.
Oh yes, I'll not disappoint - the strangest thing I ever saw done was a wedding dress of duct tape!!!
That my friend was taking the love and need just a little too far!
Look forward to reading all your teasers. Keep them coming.
Yes it was white.
speedqueenkmwAus*
Jul 30, 2006

my husband uses duct tape for lots of stuff so I wasn't surprised that I got this one. Keep 'em comin'.
doka13*ml*
Jul 30, 2006

easy peasy!!
O_O-ALONE-O_O**
Jul 30, 2006

MAN I THOUGHT I WAS MY BRAIN!!!!
POPSca*
Jul 30, 2006

Nice and easy I got it GOOD one
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Jul 30, 2006

I too thought first of some kind of glue and then of duct tape. We dont have duct tape commonly in use where we live, but I have used it from a roll brought from US by someone else. However, I didnt know that it had a myriad of uses. Thanks for the teaser, a very good one!
jabdrAus*
Jul 30, 2006

starnz*us*
Jul 30, 2006

How interesting!! Thanks for the info! When in doubt, DUCK TAPE!!
unConfuseMegb*
Jul 30, 2006

I got this one, but think it is deceptive to actually call it a "Tool" it's more like an accessory(in my opinion)
blaghau
Jul 30, 2006

to lisha_kc, guns aren't tools, people with guns are tools.

(Sorry, it had to be said)
scallioAus*
Jul 30, 2006

Wonder why you call it a tool rather than an item? I don't consider duct tape to be a tool. I had guessed screw driver because it "bonds".

Fun teaser. Thanks.
tdbrsun*
Jul 30, 2006

Duct Tape is the Tool I use most to fix things. Good one. I missed it though
iteachkidsAus*
Jul 30, 2006

I GT it, but it was fun to read more about it!
foreverfree*us*
Jul 30, 2006

wow that was really easy...i got it on the second line. at least i got it though! next time, maybe make it just a little harder.
theresabbealeus*
Jul 30, 2006

I figured out but only after first thinking of a band-aid. I have a purse made out of duct tape and cardboard.
c_rae*us*
Jul 30, 2006

For some reason I was thinking glue?!
Great teaser! I also enjoyed reading all the comments and uses for duct tape. It is widely used at our house for just about everything.
If you can't fix it, duct it!
Rander
Jul 30, 2006

HAHA, nice one. I actually got it from the start as I actually have a role sitting next to my computer. It is holding parts of my cpu together. It is infact heat resistant. Just not flame retardant. Anyway, such a simplistic, and versatile adhesive tool really is the universal tool.
tintiniscoolAus*
Jul 30, 2006


For some reason I was thinking a key...
(user deleted)
Jul 30, 2006

Tape is actually not technically a tool. It is a material. I was stymied when the clues included both adhesive and tool.
cat27514
Jul 31, 2006

Hehe the worldwide OM (odessey of the mind) motto has got to be :"PVC pipe makes the world go round, and duct tape holds it together." hehe. In every OM team I have been on, we have had to use duct tape.
QrystalAca*
Aug 02, 2006


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luvdoritos706*ph*
Sep 05, 2006

nice one...thas kinda scary that nasa cant come up with somethin better but o well
shay88Aus*
Mar 17, 2009

don't know what the world would do without duct tape
glowtmickeyAus**
Jul 30, 2009

I am very close to the north states, so I am not really a redneck, but once I saw ultimate tool, I got it instently ( sad, isn't it )
doeheadAus*
Jul 30, 2009

Oldie but goodie. Knew it immediately.
builderus*
Jul 30, 2009

professionally speaking, gotta have it, Thanks for the laugh.
chittermouse3Aus*
Jul 30, 2009

Great teaser! Very creative.

I love duct tape!
JimmymoAie*
Jul 30, 2009

Kentucky chrome!
auntiesisAus*
Jul 30, 2009

I got this one right away, and I love it. Also love "Duck" tape. Great teaser. Thanks.
UptheHillA*
Jul 30, 2009

NICE1!!!
mahinamoon11
Jul 30, 2009

There are 2 things that belong in every tool box - duct tape for the things that move but shouldn't and WD 40 for the things that should move but don't...
the_fernstAus
Jul 30, 2009

I looooooooove duct tape!!!! I remember a friend made me a duct tape wallet once, and then I lost it. Thanks for great fun! Great teaser!
tuckerp
Jul 30, 2009

Um, try "humans" as an answer instead of duct tape.
leroyleroy*
Jul 31, 2009

WELL WELL, I THOUGHT IT WAS A HAMMER. BUT I WAS ON THE WRONG TRACK. DUCT TAPE-- WHERE IM FROM IN KENTUCKY WE ALWAYS HAD 3 THINGS TO MAKE REPAIRS -- A HAMMER--CHICKEN WIRE AND DUCT TAPE . VITTALS ARE COOKED AND IM READY TO EAT.. HEE HAW..
avonmaAus*
Aug 06, 2009

I got it!!!!
Babe*
Jul 30, 2012

I duct out of figuring that one out I'll tape that one to the frig!
spikethru4*au*
Jul 30, 2012

OK tuckerp, trying "humans" as the answer:

The ultimate tool - Maybe
Waterproof properties - OK
Quickly adopted for a specific military application when originally introduced - No
US Government recommended that all homes have it available - I doubt it
Superior bonding - Possibly
Heat resistant - Not really
Extremely strong - Yeah, OK
Easy to use - Definitely not
No training required - Certainly helpful though
Widely available in various sizes and colors - Definitely
Included on every flight that leaves the launch pad - Not necessarily
No home, military unit, or spacecraft should be without it - Not necessarily
lukasiwicz*
Jul 30, 2012

Spkethru4u, in every instance in which you've doubted the truth of the clues given for this puzzler, you're wrong. Do a little research before you begin attempting to debunk.
jaycr*us*
Jul 30, 2012

Got this one right away!
HABS2933Aca*
Jul 30, 2012

EASY-PEASY! Everyone knows duct tape is one of the most important tools to have in your box.

I believe it was Red Green who said the only twio items you really need in your tool kit are Duct Tape and WD-40

If it moves but it should't, use the Duct Tape. If it doesn"t move but it should, use the WD-40!



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