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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
Cockleburs on Your Tennies
A Swiss engineer named George de Maestral was
impressed with the way that cockleburs - a type of vegetation - would use thousands of tiny hooks to cling to
anything with which they came into contact. He devised a product, using nylon, that replicated this natural
phenomenon. The result,
Velcro®, could be spun in any required thickness, would not rot, mold or naturally degrade. As a bonus, it was