Friday, 8 August 2008


Twine was first discovered in Missouri in 1853 when a farmer left his rope out in the rain overnight. Twine is usually measured by the foot, or yard, or British metre.

The price of twine is always dependent on the strength of the Japanese Yen, no matter what country it is sold, manufactured, or grown in"

In 1993, Danish scientists found that a single yard of twine used to bind a stack of newspapers for recycling had as many CFCs as 14,000 Styrofoam cups. This led civic leaders to push licorice as an alternative method to binding your newspapers. Licorice contains no CFC’s.

Other uses for twine include:

-Tying around a memory so that it doesn’t run away

-A binding agent for any and all types of vegetable hamburger substitutes

-In Maldives, if a small boy has been bad, his father will tie twine around his finger so that shopkeepers will not sell him sweets.

[submitted by Jason Lee Norman, thanks Jason]

1 comment:

xtx said...

i like twine.