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The Invention of Hook and Loop Tapes --

In 1948, George De Mestral, a Swiss electrical engineer, discovered the secret in his returning trip from hunting in Alps with his dog. On the way back, he noticed the burdock burrs kept sticking to his pants and his dog's  fur. Out of curiosity, he took the burdock burrs home and put it under a microscope, where he found the reason: the plants’ burrs are with numerous hook-shaped hair that would hook on any objects with furs, loops, or hair, like his dog and his pants. Inspired by the discovering, he finally invented a new easy manner of buttons, that is the hook and loop tapes today.