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Topic: End of Rubberband Magic
Message: Posted by: meyegr (Feb 21, 2008 02:54PM)
Well at least some:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331734,00.html

Posted: Feb 21, 2008 3:57pm
You may need to paste the link in - it does not appear to be clickable
Message: Posted by: state (Feb 21, 2008 04:49PM)
Not to worry, There is talk of them using this stuff in childrens toys. It will be recalled in no time.
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (Feb 21, 2008 07:25PM)
Well I don't know about recalls, but it will probably be a while before the major rubber band manufacturers change to the substance. It would cost them a lot to do so. Not to mention, the price of a rubber band is so cheap it is hard to imagine the need to have to have one that you can reseal.
Message: Posted by: meyegr (Feb 22, 2008 07:47AM)
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On 2008-02-21 17:49, state wrote:
Not to worry, There is talk of them using this stuff in childrens toys. It will be recalled in no time.
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ah, so true :)
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Feb 22, 2008 09:23AM)
A serious band shark is very fussy about using only pure rubber rubber bands, and a synthetic rubber band just won't work.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Feb 22, 2008 07:41PM)
I'm a snob now, thanks to Al.

He sent me some good ones along with a little post-it note that I now keep attached to my computer that reads..
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Frank,
Don't use 8hitty rubberbands.
- Al
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Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Feb 22, 2008 07:59PM)
Real rubber bands are made by Alliance.
Message: Posted by: MAGICofSeth (Mar 11, 2008 07:11PM)
Wow! That stuff is pretty cool. I don't think it will effect anything in our work. Don't you give out the rubber bands to examine before, after, and sometimes during the effect. It would be easy to prove you are not using "self- healing" rubber bands...

Besides- people already believe you are using "self-healing" rubber bands half the time... :) Even after they handle them. Because- you know- there has to be some mechanical trick to it, I could never be sleight of hand for some reason....