Friday Fun: Oops!

Suzanne Fun

Did you know Scotch tape did not originate in Scotland? And it was invented by accident?

The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, better known today as 3M, tried to save a few bucks and started using a cheaper adhesive on their sticky tape. Apparently, a customer complained that the tape was “Scotch” ( a derogatory word meaning cheap or stingy). The tape was kept and the name Scotch just “stuck.” (Sorry for the pun!)

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