The Sticky Story of Krazy Glue (and How It Holds Our Lives Together)

It’s Strong. It’s Clear. Just keep your fingers away from it

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In 1968, the Japanese chemical company Toagosei began selling a fast-bonding glue called Aron Alpha. The name didn't exactly roll off the tongue. But neither did the glue's chemical name, which was cyanoacrylate. As company legend goes, a Toagosei executive playing with the product was shocked at how fast it worked and exclaimed, "This is the crazy glue!"

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