Velcro is good for many things; keeping shoes on the mentally disabled, allowing people who can’t stop shoveling Ding Dongs into their hole to expand their pants, and allowing people who want to shovel ding dongs into various holes ways to quickly remove their pants. In fact, the only thing Velcro isn’t good for is industrial applications, because it has this tendency to melt when exposed to heat or chemicals.
Enter metal Velcro. It’s just like the plastic Velcro we know and love, but it’s heat and chemical resistant, can be pulled apart (they say) without special tools, and can hold up to 35 tons per square meter. Why, exactly, it needs to do that is anybody’s guess, but we’re assuming that the Velcro technicians just went crazy. The design is actually a bit of a riff on the usual Velcro; instead of eyes and hooks, it’s got metal claws and holes.
Make your own joke, I used up my sex joke allowance up top.
[ via SlashGear ]