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Happy Rubber Band Day! (May 17th)

Rubber Band Facts

The rubber band, or elastic band, was patented by Stephen Perry in 1845.
Unlike most rubber products, elastic bands aren’t made of synthetic rubber.
They’re manufactured using natural rubber because of its superior elasticity.
Learn more about the making of a rubber band here.

The U.S. Post Office is the largest consumer of rubber bands in the world – they order millions of pounds per year. The newspaper, flower and agriculture industries are also huge contributors to the 30 million pounds of rubber bands sold in the U.S. each year. [source]

How did we celebrate Rubber Band Day?

Rubber Band Olympics!

We had 3 events:


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Congrats to our winners: Misty, Dennis, and Kevin!

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