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Mike Nesmith's Mothers invention

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mikeymoo
1155174.  Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:35 pm Reply with quote

Mike Nesmith of the Monkees , Mother Invented White Liquid paper , also known as correction fluid (Tippex ) etc. She did not invent post its as stated on the QI programme on Saturday 24 October 2015

 
Jenny
1155187.  Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:42 pm Reply with quote

Hi Mikeymoo and welcome to the forums. I'm moving your post to the Green Room forum, as that's where we discuss the current series being shown.

 
Posital
1155211.  Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:00 am Reply with quote

Wiki wrote:
In 1968, a scientist at 3M in the United States, Dr. Spencer Silver, was attempting to develop a super-strong adhesive. Instead he accidentally created a "low-tack", reusable, pressure-sensitive adhesive. For five years, Silver promoted his "solution without a problem" within 3M both informally and through seminars but failed to gain acceptance. In 1974 a colleague who had attended one of his seminars, Art Fry, came up with the idea of using the adhesive to anchor his bookmark in his hymnbook. Fry then utilized 3M's officially sanctioned "permitted bootlegging" policy to develop the idea.[5] The original notes' yellow color was chosen by accident, as the lab next-door to the Post-it team had only yellow scrap paper to use.


Art Fry - no relation...

 

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