Super-glue is one of those things that has so many remedies and is so readily available, it's easy to take advantage of it. Indeed, for people lacking any sense of household-repairs abilities, super-glue has become a lifesaver on numerous occasions, and it's one of those things that's so common we don't think about its origins.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
That said, super-glue's inventor, Harry Coover, died today at 94. While I (and thousands of klutzes like me) may have never known his name while he lived, I express my eternal gratitude to Mr. Coover for the numerous times he's helped me repair broken items of all shapes and sizes. May he rest in piece.