"When the matriarch of the elephant herd at the zoo in Portland, Oregon,
underwent foot surgery last year, the dressings were held in place with
duct tape. No joke. A lot of duct tape... and they had to change the
dressings once or twice a day.
Note: Sadly, Belle did not survive the second surgery on her badly
infected foot. No fault of the duct tape."
"We were advised by our veterinarian to use duct tape on the bottom of
horses foot after it was bandaged. The tape provides help in securing the
bandages and also gives a stronger covering under the hoof for the horse to
walk on. Thus the bandage would last a lot longer."
"We have found it particularly useful to deal with a verbal flat -mate,
which had become a major project for us!
This particular friend can get a bit talkative when we're trying to read the
paper or watch the football, or generally they can just chat away. The
need for some kind of effective gag became apparent and of course this
is where duct tape came in!
After a few attempts at silencing the said flat mate it soon became clear
that no gagging material was being that effective. Duct tape was the
answer! On film where you see a victim gagged a strip of duct tape over
the mouth seems to suffice. This has never convinced me and we found
that although this is ok for a temporary gag, for the purpose of
completely silencing our friend it wasn't totally effective. However the
more generous application of tape over the victims mouth is much more
effective. Used to restrain the arms and legs too we have found that we
can completely immobilise our friend and ensure that he is very
effectively gagged. The result is that we are confident he is silenced
pretty well and can have a break from his chit-chat and get on with the
business of watching the TV! As my friends and me also watch the same
TV programmes and our friend has different tastes we can also watch
his displeasure as he sits through things that he'd normally have a strong
opinion on, but with out being able to do much about it! We've even got
used to seeing him sitting there, with pleading eyes as he struggles in
vain to wriggle free. Poor bloke!! I should say that we all get on well and
that the need for a gagging him is a measure that is taken only when
absolutely necessary, normally when we're watching football and he
begins to give his own running commentary!"
"I actually used Duct Tape for this, and it worked pretty darned well.
I had an appointment with a chiropractor, and this doctor saw female patients
while they were wearing an examining robe and panty hose. I thought I had
plenty of time to get to my appointment since I had plenty of panty hose,
but 20 minutes before my appointment, I discovered that my only new pair of
panty hose had a toe out -- it had never been sewn and I bought it by
mistake, thinking it was ok -- the damned panty hose came right over my foot
and and snaked its way up my leg. I searched in vain for another pair of
panty hose, but no luck -- after pacing around for a few minutes, and
knowing that the chiropractor was ruthless about being on time, I grabbed
the duct tape and proceeded to tape the toe of my panty hose back together.
They give you those gowns and leave you in the room for at least 20 minutes
while you freeze your ass off -- and all the while, all I could think of was
how my foot was going to look when I got on the table and the chiropractor
saw the duct tape on my foot. He finally came into the examining room, and
I immediately spilled my guts about my un-sewn toe and the duct table -- he
laughed his ass off and said, 'I don't care about your socks, I only care
about your back.' I felt like a fool, but what the hell.
The really amazing [thing] is -- the duct tape held up through about 15 washes --
the panty hose fell apart and snagged and ran and had to be thrown away and
the duct tape was still fine.
Has to be a new pointer for Cosmopolitan magazine..."