Tuesday, May 16, 2017

U.A.E. roll add to collection

This roll #73 came from Dubai one of the seven emirates that make up the U.A.E. (United Arab Emirates) . Last year during the World Finals in Ames, Iowa Meg Rauth saw the World Duct Tape collection on display and told Lorraine and Rob Lowrie about it. They were their working as officials.  Their son Nathan was also there. They are all from Lebanon, PA. Nathan sent the tape to me from his business Fine Line Automation. They bought the tape and sent it to me with the receipt. It was interesting to note that the name of the cashier that waited on them was printed on it.

Did a bit of research on Dubai - They are 9 hours ahead of CST in Wisconsin. Dubai is a city and emirate in the U.A.E. known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively night life scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m tall tower, dominates the skyscraper filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine animal parks.

I have engraved a Duct Tape Coin for the Lowrie's and if I don't see them at this years World Finals in East Lansing MI I will mail it to them.

To see a list of all the countries I have rolls of tape from please click on this link

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Star Wars Day Special

This roll from Iran arrived on May 4th 2017 the 72nd roll to be added to the World Duct Tape Collection.

Steve Koehler and his wife were traveling this spring and went to Hungary and Iran. In the picture you can see Steve with the shop owner buying the roll. Getting gray cloth backed Duct Tape is somewhat difficult to get in Iran with all the conflict going on (there was some discussion about drown repair and terrorists) so he had to settle for this type. He also sent a sample of the money used in Iran a 50,000 rial note (about $1.54 US). Pretty impressive security built into the money they use. Steve says his next trip will be to Africa he will be on safari. Hope he can bag a roll of tape from a new country not on the list.  If you want to see the list of all 72 countries in the collection click on this link  ducttape2thefuturelist.blogspot.com