Imagine a fabric that sticks to another fabric with ease, without the use of messy glues or clumsy threads. Image a fabric that, when removed from its residence, sings the melodious harmonies of static on a television. Now. Stop. Imagining. Half-hook, half-loop, "Velcro" is a velvety fabric of the gods who've been long searching for an alternative to tying their most holy of high-tops. Swiss engineer Georges de Mestral claims the inspiration was from plant life.

Source: en.wikipedia.orgAdded: 11 April 2007