A rip-roaring celebration for Velcro

May 14, 2008 5:40:20 AM PDT
R-r-r-r-rip. That's the sound of Velcro's 50th anniversary.

Yesterday, current and former employees of Velcro USA lined the streets of Manchester, New Hampshire, for a rip-roaring celebration.

For more than mile, people ripped apart strips of the fastener that has gone the moon and helps to keep babies' bottoms covered.

Velcro was developed by a Swiss inventor, after studying the burs that stuck to his dog's fur and his wool hunting pants.