Archive for April, 2011

Royal Wedding Emergency Kit!

April 27th, 2011
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[Photo Credit:  Brides Magazine]

We are sure the Royal Wedding planners have thought of everything, but we can’t help but stick some advice in as the big day draws near!  Have the powers that be put together an emergency kit for Kate and Will’s attendants to have close at hand?

Several great kits, and lists, are available on line, but the palace will most likely need to put together a very special and unique kit fit for a prince and his princess.   Here’s what we suggest including:

ROYAL WEDDING EMERGENCY KIT aka  TREASURE CHEST 

Band Aids:  The clear, waterproof, latex free type bandages will be the least likely to show in pictures.  They will also hold up in the London fog and be the least likely to irritate the royals sensitive skin.  If possible, try to get them in a diamond shape.

Super Glue:  Super handy for quick wedding gown bead repair, or in case a jewel falls off the crown.  This super glue dispenser is great because it has precise application.  It can also be used, in an emergency, for a quick repair to a fingernail or shoe heel.

Nail Polish:  Clear is perfect to stop a run in a stocking or add some last minute shine to fingernails, but these limited edition polishes in the royal colors look like they’d be super handy to have along as well!  Check out the golds and purples as well as the British flag colors they include!

Mints, Floss & Toothpaste:  For the children in the royal wedding we suggest having some Royal Berry flavored toothpaste, but the rest of the Royal wedding party will probably appreciate having a mint flavored floss available throughout the evening as they taste and travel from reception to reception.

– Pins & Sewing Kits:  All kinds!  Bobby pins, hat pins, boutonniere and corsage pins, safety pins, and straight pins.  Pins and needles are what everyone’s been on since the engagement, and will still be on come this Friday, so there must be plenty on hand for every emergency.

Pain Relievers:  Aspirin, Tylenol, Benedryl, or whatever the royals prefer … Scotland Yard is really in charge of keeping most of the royal pains at bay, but an occassional headache or allergy is bound to pop up .. best to be prepared!

Fabric Softener Sheets:  Brush them over the royal hair to remove static; toss them in to freshen a room or car;  carry them along in a royal pocket to repel gnats or even the queen bee herself … trust us they are very handy to have along for a variety of reasons and can even be used as a paper towel to clean up spills in an emergency

Earring Backs:  It’s the little things that count and with all the bridesmaids, attendants, junior bridesmaids, and flower girls (even some of the groomsmen, who knows?) there is bound to be a need for an earring back … this package should contain enough to keep them all covered …

Sunscreen:  The royals’ fair skin demands constant protection as they make their way from the Abbey to the Palace.  A brush-on mineral sunscreen is great for reapplying after you already have your makeup on.

Mirror:  Make sure it’s a high powered looking glass so that every royal eyelash, lipline and brow can be seen.

Disposable Cameras:  We think both the bride and groom, and each of their attendants, should have their own personal camera available at all times.  Depending on others to record all of your special moments and memories just doesn’t make sense.  Pictures taken directly from the bride, groom, and inner circle attendants’ perspective will really complete the story!

So there you have it … Super Glue Corporation’s tips for a Royal Wedding Emergency Kit … We wish Kate & Will all the very best!  We’ll be watching!

What about you? – Do you have any other items to suggest as “Must Haves” for a wedding emergency kit or other types of emergency repair kits?  Send us your ideas!

Super Glue Strengthens Bonds (but shortens hair)!

April 26th, 2011
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We get so many of our best stories from our customers, and readers (followers/fans) of our social media sites: blog, facebook, twitter.  Recently, we followed someone on twitter with the name @SuperGlueMom.  We were interested … what might make someone choose that for a name?

Well, we found out.  Follow this link to the Super Glue Mom blog to find out why this busy mom calls herself @SuperGlueMom on twitter and on her blog.  In the same article, you can hear about the super glue incident that caused her to have a short, new hairstyle (cute story)!  We love how she turns the incident into a bonding experience with her young daughter.

Thanks, for sharing your story with us!  We appreciate the link ;)!

What do the Rolling Stones have to do with Super Glue?

April 25th, 2011
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rolling-stone [Photo Credit:  The Rolling Stones Website]

What do the Rolling Stones have to do with Super Glue?

Well, apparently members of the Rolling Stones band have been known to use super glue to fix their teeth!  According to band member, Ron Wood, talking about his veneers, (in an interview with The Guardian about his new book) both he and Keith Richards have been known to use household glue to fix their teeth in emergencies.  Here’s a quote from the article:

 “A couple of these have fallen out. I got the superglue out. Luckily, last time this one fell out Ana had some glue in her cupboard.” She glued them back in with superglue?

“I don’t think we want to talk about that in the article,” his manager Sherry Daly says.

“Nah, it was dental glue,” Wood says. “Keith did it with superglue once. It’s a good stand-by.”

Well, guess what Ron?  You and Keith are not alone.  According to a Chicago Dental Society survey:

“Nearly 70 percent of dentists have taken care of a patient who tried to treat their own dental problem before visiting the dentist.  The most common home treatment among patients, dentists said, is Super Glue for broken dental work, like crowns and dentures.”

We can second that finding.  Many of our customers write in to tell us how well super glue worked as an emergency solution for their crowns and other dental problems.  We do not condone the use of our products for these purposes, but we often hear that super glue does get people through until they can get in to see their dentists.

This news gives us all something to chew on anyway! 🙂

Japan Using Super Glue Concept To Clean Up Radiation Contamination

April 13th, 2011
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According to a CNN article, Japanese scientists are using a super glue like substance (and theory) to clean up radiation contamination.  The article cites Tokyo Electric saying, “Water from the 2-meter-deep, concrete-lined basin has been seen escaping into the ocean through a roughly 20-centimeter (8-inch) crack, the company said earlier Saturday. The shaft lies behind the turbine plant of the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was heavily damaged in the earthquake and resulting tsunami last month..  ” 

Apparently using polymers, as a Plan B, to stop the leaks came after attempts to fill the shafts with concrete was failing to contain the radiation filled waters from flowing into the ocean.

The process, according to the CNN article, involves the following:

“Crews have dispersed about 2,000 liters (more than 500 gallons) of synthetic resin in a 500-square-meter locale, according to Tokyo Electric. The aim is to hold the released radioactivity on the ground, so it can’t interfere with the restoration of the cooling systems aimed at preventing the overheating of nuclear fuel rods in reactors and spent fuel pools at the plant.

‘You spray it to hold down the loose contamination, and it acts like a super glue,’ said Nolan Hertel, a radiation engineering expert at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. ‘You don’t want radioactive materials that are loose to get away.’ “

Experts from around the world are working tirelessly, applying scientific knowledge and immense creativity, to minimize fallout after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake, and subsequent tsunami, hit the area on, March 11, 2011 according to the New York Times and Scientific American.