Duck Tape

Duct tape: it’s not just for wartime emergencies anymore. The silver, heavy-duty sticky stuff has moved out of the garage and into popular culture with help from a cheery Web site inspired by Duck Tape brand duct tape. As a part of the site’s “Stuck at Prom” contest, over 600 high-school students have posted their prom photos, displaying elaborate dance duds made entirely of duct tape. The big winners spent 50 hours and utilized 540 feet to construct their impressive formal wear. The site also boasts 17 bright and shiny shades of tape and even provides a tutorial on how to make a fashionable duct tape wallet. If you prefer function over fashion, “Real Life” stories relay the public’s most practical duct tape uses, ranging from trombone repair and wart removal to medical emergencies.