Common uses include:
-Taping people's mouths shut.
-Binding people's hands and feet together.
-Poor man's Viagra - two Popsicle sticks and duct tape.
-Make-shift contraceptive device (works equally well for males and females, but significantly reduces pleasure).
-An alternative to bras for women that can provide incredible lift and cleavage by taping the breasts together; as well as flaming red blemishes after removal.
-Insta-Lawn for your front yard (simply lay over old grass and paint green).
-Taping a sleeping friend's facial, chest and pubic hair and waiting for them to remove it.
-Instant Wart/Pimple removal.
-Extra-Strength toilet paper, particularly after a bout of diarrhoea.
-Seat-belts for those fidgety children.
-Temporary car windows.
-A substitute for a Roof Rack on your car.
-Non-stick toilet seat cover.
(b.)A nice little money maker. People will actually buy stuff made out of it, i.e. wallets, roses, cell phone cases etc. Of course if I had no skill in making it, I would too.
(b.)I just made 20 dollars when I sold this stuff I made out of tape, but not any tape, duct tape!
Duct tape was origionally created during World War 2 for the US military to water-proof ammunition crates in the wet climates of the Pacific and Northern Europe. The water-proof qualities earned it the name Duck Tape as it repelled water like a duck's feathers. GIs then began using this tape for fixing things in the field. After the war, this useful product was unsuccesfully used to seal duct work (hence the generic name) later to be replaced by foil tape. The two main producers of quality duct tape are Duck Tape and 3M. It is ussually found in the full-sized, gray roll. However, it can be found in many colors and sizes with many backings (plastic, rubber, fibered etc).