A Conversation for Duct Tape

Hundred-mile-'n-hour tape

Post 1

Gibbous Hindsight

While spending time with the (U.S.) Army, I found that a lot of soldiers referred to the g.i. version of this stuff as "hundred-mile-'n-hour tape." Anyone know the origin of this?

Hundred-mile-'n-hour tape

Post 2


it was used to patch bullet holes in (fast) fighter planes in WWII

Hundred-mile-'n-hour tape

Post 3


And NASCAR racers use it a LOT. One time one of 'em crashed, and they duct-taped the entire front-end sheetmetal--looked almost perfect

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