Archive for the ‘Funny Super Glue Stories’ Category

Record Holding Banjo Player Used Super Glue

July 31st, 2011
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According to Nashville News, Todd Taylor, World Record Holder for Fastest Banjo Playing, had to “super glue the picks to his fingers so they wouldn’t fly off” in order to win the first ever award in this category.  Guiness World Records challenged Taylor with the song Dueling Banjos from the movie, Deliverance.  He had to play both parts at a pace of 210 beats per minute.

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Costumes a highlight of San Diego’s Comic-Con 2011

July 25th, 2011
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Comic-Con 2011 just came and went in sunny, San Diego, California.  This annual event is always outrageously entertaining as all things comic hit downtown for the weekend.  Here’s the mission statement for this amazingly unique cultural experience:  “Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.”

Films are debuted and promoted by celebrity panelists (Andrew Garfield, Steven Sielberg, Harrison Ford, Jon Favreau, Olivia Wilde, Peter Jackson to name just a few of this year’s attendees!); participants spend hours making their costumes using a variety of materials including lots of beads of super glue; and a wildly good time is had by all!

If this event floats your boat then save July 12 -15th, 2012 and head to the award winning San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con 2012!

Super Glue Strengthens Bonds (but shortens hair)!

April 26th, 2011
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We get so many of our best stories from our customers, and readers (followers/fans) of our social media sites: blog, facebook, twitter.  Recently, we followed someone on twitter with the name @SuperGlueMom.  We were interested … what might make someone choose that for a name?

Well, we found out.  Follow this link to the Super Glue Mom blog to find out why this busy mom calls herself @SuperGlueMom on twitter and on her blog.  In the same article, you can hear about the super glue incident that caused her to have a short, new hairstyle (cute story)!  We love how she turns the incident into a bonding experience with her young daughter.

Thanks, for sharing your story with us!  We appreciate the link ;)!

Ants Count

January 3rd, 2011
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Check this out!  NPR conducted an experiment (using super glue) to prove that ants count!

What Does Super Glue Have To Do With Bestselling Author Jonathan Franzen’s Writing Process?

January 3rd, 2011
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[Photo Credit:  Barnes and Noble]

Jonathan Franzen, bestselling author of one of the top ten best books of 2010, Freedom, uses super glue as part of his writing process!

In a Time Magazine interview, the great contemporary novelist, Jonathan Franzen describes the discipline he used to write his latest novel, Freedom.   He writes six to seven days a week beginning at 7 a.m. in the morning.  He works in a rented office that is void of any distractions.  Using an old Dell laptop computer, Franzen “performs his dialogue out loud as he writes it” to the point of often becoming hoarse by the end of the day. 

According to the Time Magazine article, “Because Franzen believes you can’t write serious fiction on a computer that’s connected to the internet, he not only removed the Dell’s wireless card but also permanently blocked its Ethernet port.”

“What you have to do,” he explains, “is you plug in an Ethernet cable with superglue, and then you saw off the little head off it.”  [Blogger’s note:  We’re glad this worked for Mr. Franzen, but we do NOT recommend you try this at home!]

Franzen also doesn’t take vacations.  But he is known to take birdwatching breaks.

Well, we say, whatever works!  Franzen’s compelling novel about a St. Paul, Minnesota family named Berglund, headed by a 3M Executive father and a housewife mother along with their children explores life in the 21st century and has become one of the most highly acclaimed novels of our time. 

We’re super glad super glue could help contribute in some small way! 🙂  Congratulations on the sticktoitiveness involved in your writing process, Jonathan Franzen!

Dr. Dave Visits Super Glue Corporation Headquarters

January 3rd, 2011
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Recently, Super Glue Corporation’s management team spent an afternoon with noted adhesives expert, Dr. Dave Dunn.  An author of several books, and many articles and patents, Dr. Dave is a consultant in the adhesives industry and writes the Ask Dr. Dave column for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry magazine.   His presentation included an historical overview of Super Glue Innovation.

Dr. Dave’s specialty is cyanoacrylates (super glue) and his career includes an association with Dr. Harry Coover, the inventor of Super Glue, who was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama in November 2010.

Highlights from Dr. Dave’s presentation to the Super Glue Corporation team include the following:

– Dr. Coover actually discovered Super Glue twice.  First in the 1940’s while developing an optically clear plastic for making precision gun sights for the war efforts (Dr. Coover said, “Cyanoacrylates worked great in reproducing the mold for the gunsights.  The problem was everything I was working with stuck to everything else.  It was just a big pain.”) and the second time in the early 1950’s while developing new acrylic polymers for jet aircraft canopies.   Dr. Coover said, “Serendipity had given me a second chance – what we had was a new super glue.  I went and got the material and started sticking everything in the laboratory together!”

– 1951 Adhesive Properties were discovered.

– 1958 First Industrial Cyanoacrylate Adhesive manufactured

– 1973 First Cyanoacrylate Adhesive for consumers manufactured

– 1986 Gel formulations of Cyanoacrylates introduced to consumer market

– 1988 Surface Insensitive Super Glues introduced to consumer market

– 1990’s FDA approval and introduction of cyanoacrylates into medical, veterinary and dental markets

– 2004 Dr. Harry Coover inducted into National Invention Hall of Fame for his invention of super glue

– 2010 Dr. Harry Coover awarded the National Medal for Technology and Innovation for his invention of super glue

–  Today cyanoacrylate (super glue) adhesives is a $1 Billion + (retail prices) industry worldwide

– Check out this great video of Dr. Coover presenting his technology on Gary Moore’s “I’ve Got A Secret” television show decades ago!

It was a great day of celebration for the invention of Super Glue.  We appreciate history and our heritage and thank Dr. Dave for his terrific presentation!

sgcakephoto1-e1294082393155-225x300We wish we could have shared a bite of this delicious cake with all of our readers!  But as a special treat we will send you a sample of our super glue if you send us your address with the keyword “celebration sample” typed in the email.  Supplies are limited.  Offer ends January 31, 2011.

Model Train Enthusiasts Get CREATIVE

October 20th, 2010
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We LOVE this video entitled “Train Ride On Track Lighting”.  Don’t let anyone ever tell you there’s no room to set up your model train! 🙂  According to a note on the video “the plexiglass ties were attached with super glue“.

Check it out and hope you enjoy the ride like we did!

[Video Credit:  Train Ride On Track Lighting You Tube]

Funny:) … “Be Careful With Super Glue”

August 18th, 2010
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[Photo Credit: via Heimerik from Twitter]

If you’re not on Twitter then you may not have seen this funny picture of Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, being circulated about … Whoever put this together had a funny sense of humor … even we had to laugh :)!

Stay up-to-date on all the fun trivia the world has to offer! – Follow us today on Twitter @SuperGlueCorp or join our Facebook page asap!  If nothing else you’ll get a laugh or two out of it!

Comic Con ‘n Glue ‘n Stuff

July 26th, 2010
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[Photo Credit:  Superman Homepage Kid’s Craft – Flying Superman]

Not sure about you, but we were into Comic Con last week!  Follow on Twitter @comic_con.  Comic adventures and characters are so much fun and they are streaming to us in many more ways than the traditional comic book, cartoon, and comic strips some of us first began following.   Several expanded comic-centered media and art forms exist today including video games, feature films, graphic novels, tattoos, 3D, and anime/manga (“whimsical pictures …. featuring exageratted physical features such as large eyes, big hair, and elongated limbs ….”), but at the core comic themes remain true to their roots.

There’s just something about these super heroes, villains, and their awesome adventures that generations of comic lovers continue to adore.  The themes are universal and dependable like mom and pop, stars and moon, breakfast cereals and super-glue, right?

Alas, is this historical love fest for tradition not reciprocated?  We were shocked 😉 to hear Director Zach Snyder say that his latest film “Sucker Punch is not a movie based on a breakfast cereal or super-glue.”  What’s that about? 🙂  Why diss us? 🙂 …

Anyway, it’s all fun stuff and we, like you, enjoy sticking with what’s happening and new …  Speaking of … Here’s a fun project for kids of all ages … check out this link to find out how to make this cool “Inter Action Flying Superman” figure using a toilet paper tube, color printer, extra thick printer paper, scissors, and glue

 Happy Summer, hope it’s SUPER!

How Do You Use Super Glue?

July 21st, 2010
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We  love hearing from consumers of our products.  Many people write in and tell us their stories about how they use Super Glue Corporation products.  This information is very important to us.  We track this valuable information and use it in our research and development process.

We are particularly impressed that our loyal customers are so honest and forthcoming with their tips … we also like that satisfied consumers tend to spread the great news about our products … we know that word of mouth advertising is the very best thing in the world and we appreciate every bit we get!   Here’s some of the interesting feedback we recently received:

1.  N.Y. states:  “I use it on my models, cars and trucks where the model glue won’t work, your stuff does awesome wonders …”

2. R.B.N. states:  “Super Glue Folks, Never in my life have I used a product as useful as this.  The gel is easy to use and most important, it can be used for several applications.  It is the best money spent in a long time.  Great product.”

3.  D.N. writing about Bondini Gel states:  “I use it to put the cue tips on my cue sticks.  It works great … some people said that it wouldn’t work and the tips would come off -Not$!!!!!!”

4.  A.P.  states:  “I have dreadlox that are about 2 feet long in the longest places and sometimes they break for various reasons.  Anyway I have been using your product specifically, because [competitor’s] doesn’t last.  I’ve used super glue to mend or re-attach my lox when they break or fallout, and its the only thing I trust.  I’ve been growing my hair for 9 years, so I’m glad to have such a perfect product to trust … thank you Super Glue, the Dreadlox’s friend.”

5.  M.L.D. writing about the Accutool states:  “The best thing I like about your Super Glue Accutool is that it’s the only product of it’s kind that I can use repeatedly with confidence that it won’t be glued to itself.  Every time I’ve used it, the lid comes off easily, and it dispenses the glue just like it did the first time I used it.  Thank you very much for saving me a lot of frustration.”

6.  T.D.G. states:  “I am one of the rosary makers at Santa Tersita in Buena Vista, Duarte, CA. … I am one of the two who do the knot/cord rosary.  I have tried all types of glue to harden or firm the cord/knot crucifix in the rosary … I was about to give up making the knot/cord rosaries … a clerk … advised me to try the 2 pack super glue #19108 … I did one cord rosary & tried the glue in the cord crucifix and I couldn’t believe it.  It not only hardens/firms the cord/knot crucifix, but it was very clean & clear.  Since then I & the other knot/cord rosary makers are buying the 2 pack #19108 super glue.”

7.  J.C. states:  “I always buy your product and use it for the application of my artificial nails.  It comes out very easily.  I like the size of the bottle (easy to carry in my purse or pocket).  I would recommend it to my friends.”

8.  J.J. states:  “This may not sound like much but the passenger side door mirror on my grandmas car kept getting broken off from her backing out of the garage.  We had tried new complete mirrors, then epoxy, then wired it on which she couldn’t stand.  Then just to see if it would work I took the old mirror and used super glue to bond it back on to the door and after about 5-10 minutes I let go and it held.  The great part of this is after trying those other options and she kept hitting the garage door frame the super glue held and is still holding and has been hit four times that I know of that she has told us.  I am the only person doing these repairs so I am very happy with the outcome, and my grandmother needs the mirror on as she’s 87 years old.  Thank You I have told everyone.”

9.  S.C. states:  “When I graduated college in 1970, I was given a money clip with a sold silver coin-shaped ingot on it as decoration.  I have carried it since.  About 5 years ago the ingot came off of the clip, due to the rivet keeping the ingot bezel on the clip breaking after so long.  I used Super Glue to re-attach the ingot and have carried the clip since.”

10. J.S. writing about Vinyl/Leather Mender“When I have cuts in leather jackets and car seats or booths I use it to mend and then fill in with Pro 2, another product, and then I dye the leather.”

This is just a small sampling of the feedback … we’ll share more next time. We would love to hear from you!  Share your stories, about how you use Super Glue Corporation’s products and you may win some free product samples.