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Weird Facts about Krazy® Glue

  • Krazy Glue is named for the glue's seemingly crazy strength, quick-setting properties, and longevity as an adhesive.
  • In the motion picture What About Bob? (1991), Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfus) describes the symbiotic Bob Wiley (Bill Murray) as "Human Krazy Glue."
  • If your fingers get stuck together with Krazy Glue, dissolve the bond with nail polish remover or acetone, or soften with warm soapy water.
  • The winners of the 1996 "How Krazy Glue Saved the Day" contest, Don McMullan and Sharon Bennett of Clearwater, British Columbia, used Krazy Glue to get themselves down Robber's Pass when their 18-wheel semi-trailer's engine cooling fan separated from its rotating shaft hundreds of miles from the nearest service station in the middle of the night. They put six drops of Krazy Glue on the two metal pieces, held the parts together securely for three minutes, and were back on the road for another 80,000 miles.
  • Surgeons treat an arterial venous fistulas, or entangled cluster of arteries, by injecting liquid acrylic agents into the abnormal blood vessels to seal off the excessive flow of blood. The material used, N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate, is similar to the ingredients in Krazy Glue.
  • Physicians in Canada use an adhesive similar to Krazy Glue instead of stitches, lowering the possibility of bacterial infection and minimizing scarring.
  • During her highly publicized disappearance for four days in April 1996, Margot Kidder, who costarred with Christopher Reeve as Lois Lane in Superman movies, lived inside a cardboard box with a Wacky Usesless person in downtown Los Angeles while suffering a manic-depressive episode. According to People magazine, "Kidder had lost some caps on her front teeth that sometimes fell out and which she cemented back in place with Krazy Glue. 'When you're having a manic episode,' she says, 'you don't always remember to pack the Krazy Glue.'"
  • Food stylists use Krazy Glue to keep food in place during photography sessions for advertisements, television commercials, and motion pictures.
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