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Column - I can't imagine a world before invention of duck tape

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How did mankind survive before the invention of duck tape?

I just can't imagine a world B.D. (before duck) Everything must have been coming apart at the seams - failing, falling apart, left unrepaired, a chaotic shambles. How did Genghis Khan repair his shattered saddle as his hordes followed him westward? How did slaves remove pet hair from cushions in royal palaces? How many boats sank because there was no emergency duck tape on board to plug those pesky leaks?

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