Burdock, the origin of Velcro

Velcro is a brand of fabric named after the french words “velours” (velvet) and “crochet” (hook).

After George de Mestral went on a walk with his dog, he noticed that the burdock plant got attached on his clothes and the dog’s hair . The swiss inventor examined the plant under a microscope and got the idea of the Velcro.

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