My son, Thomas, sent this letter yesterday to WTOP Radio here in Washington:
My dad and I were listening to your show today at about 12:15pm when co-anchor Mark Lewis said that Velcro is “a product of the space program.”
That’s not true. Velcro was invented by a Swiss engineer, George de Mestral. Mr. de Mestral got the idea, during a walk in the woods, from burrs that stuck to his clothes. He was granted a patent on Velcro in 1955.
Thomas M. Boudreaux