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Which is stronger: Glue or tape? - Elizabeth Cox

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The oldest glue in the world is over 8,000 years old and comes from a cave near the Dead Sea. Today, we have enough types of tape and glue to build and repair almost anything. But what gives glue and tape their stickiness? And is one stronger than the other? Elizabeth Cox explores the world of adhesives.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Elizabeth Cox
  • Director Sinbad Richardson
  • Animator Sinbad Richardson
  • Storyboard Artist Sinbad Richardson
  • Character Designer Sinbad Richardson
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger
  • Vocal Effects Artist Jarrett Farkas
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Julianna Zarzycki

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