Scented Duct Tape Review: Why Is the Room Spinning?

When nuclear winter strikes, it's highly likely that cockroaches and duct tape will be all that survives. But just because our new post-apocalyptic wasteland might appear bleak doesn't mean it has to smell bleak, too. At least, that seems to be the train of thought behind the Duck Tape brand's new line of scented… » 9/22/14 3:30pm 9/22/14 3:30pm

Scented Duct Tape For Half-Assed Repairs That At Least Smell Good

At one time duct tape only came in a single color: silver. It made the material seem like some kind of NASA-engineered, space-age, super tool, but eventually mankind demanded more. Colors and patterns were introduced, but that still wasn't enough to satiate humanity's desire for choice. So Duck Brand is now… » 8/27/14 5:43pm 8/27/14 5:43pm

These Lockheed engineers stuck themselves to walls using duct tape

In celebration of National Engineers Week, six teams of engineers from Lockheed Martin devised duct taping designs that they thought could hold a human being on a wall for the longest amount of time. Then they ran this crazy contest. » 2/21/14 10:02pm 2/21/14 10:02pm

New Instant-Fix Fabric Is 100x Stronger Than Duct Tape

It's joked that duct tape can be used to fix almost anything. But a new product called FiberFix might very well be the only tool you'll ever need for emergency repairs. And the secret is its special resin adhesive that hardens stronger than steel as it cures. » 10/29/13 11:00am 10/29/13 11:00am

How To Weaponize the World's Most Useful Tool: Duct Tape

Taking a small break from expanding his insane rubber band-based arsenal, slingshot master Joerg Sprave turns his attention to re-engineering duct tape, and other random accessories, into a trio of improvised weapons. » 1/14/13 8:20am 1/14/13 8:20am

These MacBooks and iPads Made from Wood and Duct Tape Are Not Really…

People. Especially people of Florida. Listen up. If you get approached to buy a MacBook or iPad in a parking lot, don't buy it. Even if it's dirt cheap and a freaking steal and you need a new computer or whatever. Why? Because it might end up as a pile of wood and duct tape. Seriously. » 11/17/12 1:00am 11/17/12 1:00am

Putting Duct Tape Over a Person's Mouth Does Absolutely Nothing

Here's a video that'll shatter many a Hollywood movies: putting duct tape over somebody's mouth doesn't stop them from screaming, it doesn't make them stop talking and it definitely doesn't keep them quiet. In fact, putting duct tape over somebody's mouth does... absolutely nothing. » 10/11/12 11:00pm 10/11/12 11:00pm

How Duct Tape Fixes the World

Duct tape solves just about any problem (for a little while, at least). Busted truck bumpers, cracked trash cans, an endless list of other household fractures—if two things are better off stuck together, duct tape is the answer. But how did we come up with this miracle on a spool? And what makes one product so good at… » 9/11/12 2:20pm 9/11/12 2:20pm

How Many Explosions, How Much Duct Tape and How Many Myths Have the…

Everyone's favorite iconoclastic show, Mythbusters, has been around for 9 years, 10 seasons and 187 episodes. Ever wonder what they've done with all that TV time? Well how about testing 833 myths, conducting 2,510 experiments and using 13.5 tons of explosives? » 3/29/12 1:40pm 3/29/12 1:40pm

7 Tools to Stay Dry When the Levee Breaks

It shouldn't take a tragedy like the South Korean floods to convince you to be prepared for your own water-based crisis. These seven tools will keep you safe when the waters rise.[top art via Shutterstock] » 8/01/11 4:03pm 8/01/11 4:03pm

Princess Leia's New Outfit Is Made Almost Entirely Out of Duct Tape

This Star Wars costume was specially made by Lindsay Boo Barrasse with five rolls of 15-yard duct tape. And another for the wig. And she pulls it off smashingly. [BuzzFeed] » 7/31/11 5:30pm 7/31/11 5:30pm

Bear Attacks Plane, Pilot Fixes Plane With Duct Tape, Pilot Flies…

I'm not sure this story is true, but if it is, I'm going to go buy a hat just so I can take it off in this guy's honor. Is there anything duct tape can't do (besides repair ducts)? » 1/13/10 10:40pm 1/13/10 10:40pm

Duct Tape Hoodie Is Basically Geek Chain Mail...Err, Geekier Chain Mail

Duct tape, Man's greatest micro engineering accomplishment. It's strong, waterproof and it glows like some magical metal shark skin alloy. Why aren't we wearing this stuff? » 12/02/09 2:00pm 12/02/09 2:00pm

Duct Tape With Embedded LEDs Opens Up a New World of Half-Assed…

Think about all of the half-assed repairs we can already do with duct tape. Imagine what it would be like if embedded LEDs were thrown into the mix? We're talking half-assed upgrades here. » 11/02/09 1:00pm 11/02/09 1:00pm

Duct Tape or Zip-Ties: Which Is Your Favorite Quick Fix?

Where would nerds be without duct tape and zip-ties? Both are useful in a wide range of scenarios (don't say kidnapping), but if you had to pick your favorite, which would it be? » 4/07/09 6:00pm 4/07/09 6:00pm

Nuclear Grade Duct Tape: You Wouldn't Want To Be Gagged With This Stuff

In case you missed it, there is a bigger, badder duct tape in town. Used mostly in the nuclear power, shipping and steel industries, this stuff can handle just about anything. » 2/20/09 5:40pm 2/20/09 5:40pm

Use No. 7,853 For Duct Tape: Intricately Sculpted Batman Mask

Duct tape was the perfect medium for Instructables user seamster to craft this cool-looking Dark Knight » 10/27/08 3:10pm 10/27/08 3:10pm-era Bat-mask for his mug. Halloween's just around the corner, and no can't go as Sarah Palin, so if your costume/dominatrix supply shop is sold out of knee-high patent leather boots, librarian glasses $5,000…

If You Build a PC Case Out of Duct Tape, Geeks Will Come

We all know duct tape has a million uses—but did you know that the actual figure is a million and one? It's true—a bunch of geeks confirmed it when they succeeded in building a PC case entirely out of the sticky stuff. You laugh because it's stupid, but you have to be impressed with the amount of thought these guys… » 5/29/08 8:00pm 5/29/08 8:00pm

DIY Wii Steering Wheel: Redefines Crappy

Wow, How cheap do you really have to be to go and make a duct tape Wii steering wheel? I mean yes the Ubisoft one is overpriced by itself ($19.99), but if it's between using this thing or shelling out twenty bucks for a piece of plastic, I'll pay the $20. Personally though, I'll just keep using the Wii controller all… » 1/24/07 4:56pm 1/24/07 4:56pm