Facts behind Duck Tape

This petition is fake – no ducks are involved in the making of duck tape.

Duck tape was originally invented by Johnson & Johnson’s Permacel division during WWII for the military.  The military specifically needed a waterproof tape that could be used to keep moisture out of ammunition cases.  This is why the originally Duck tape came only in army green.

As to why it was originally called “Duck” tape by the soldiers isn’t entirely known.  It is commonly thought that because it was green and shed water, like a duck, the soldiers took to calling the tape “Duck” tape.


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