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Roswell officer speaks from the grave

A tape has been unveiled that was recorded by a now deceased officer involved in the Roswell incident. Lieutenant Colonel Walter Haut made headlines w…

Bizarre Prototype Chain Handgun

I’m having trouble finding any information about this fascinating handgun other than that an original Russian caption translated as “7.62mm Pistol prototype. Power tape. Capacity of the tape 36 shots.” It looks similar to the Josselyn revolver, an 1866 American design that fed up to 20 rounds kept in individual chambers linked by a chain. Link

Duct Tape Bandit

Proving once again that all you need is duct tape, here’s the story of how police in Poulsbo, Washington, is looking for a robber with an unusual method of disguise: With four banks robbed in [...]

Why Do Olympians Wear That Colorful Tape?

Getty Images You may have first noticed the markings on the synchronized swimmers’ backs. Or cascading down a beach volleyball player’s chiseled abs. Birthmarks? Accessories? A bizarre form of intimidation? No, no, and no. The answer is Kinesio tape. And, yes, it’s all the rage in the sports world. So, what is this tricked-out injury treatment? It’s [...]

Mini Crime Scene Tape

Mini Crime Scene Tape – $4.95 Is criminal activity running rampant at your office? Take charge with the Mini Crime Scene Tape from the NeatoShop. This printed adhesive tape is perfect for marking off tiny crime scenes and combating shameful office activities. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more Office & Desk fun! Link

Black Forest: Tape Art by Hong Seon Jang

Believe it or not, the eerie image above is actually made using strips of tape on a chalkboard. It’s titled Black Forest, by Korean artist Hong Seon Jang: Link

Wood Cassette Table

After five years of planning and work, Jeff Skierka completed this beautiful 12:1 scale audio cassette tape table. It’s made of maple, walnut and lucite. And presumably magnetic tape. The table is reversible, so you can play both sides. Link -via Dude Craft Previously: Wood VHS Cassette Table

Duct Tape Jewelry

Michele Howarth makes and sells rings and other colorful jewelry made of duct tape through her Etsy store Quiet Mischief and Company. She also has a tutorial for sale in case you want to make your own! Link -via Laughing Squid

Realistic Duct Tape Roses

Now that you can get duct tape in just about any color imaginable, why not make your Valentine some roses that are darn near indestructible? As a commenter at Metafilter said, Because nothing says “Let’s stick together,” like a “realis-stick” rose made of duct tape. See how it’s done at Instructables. Link -via Metafilter

Rebecca Ward’s Tape Art

Lots of people love playing with tape, but Rebecca Ward has elevated sticking-tape-on things into an artform. Take a look at her geometric installation, featured over at My Modern Met: The tape artist redefines the space she’s working in with [...]