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Cyanoacrylate (C5H5NO2) was first discovered in 1942 to make clear plastic gun sights for World War II as a way to evade detection. The American superintendent immediately cast off Cyanoacrylate for the reason that it bonds everything into a nasty mess. In 1951, Cyanoacrylate was experience again by Eastman Kodak researchers Harry Coover and Fred Joiner, recognized its true potential they ruined a perfectly useful refract meter with it. Cyanoacrylate became acknowledged as Eastman compound #910. Eastman 910 first grab hold of the popular imagination in 1958, when Dr Coover come into sight on the Ive Got a Secret TV game show and lifted host Gary Moore off the floor with a single drop of the stuff. This spectacular act still makes very good television and Cyanoacrylate now has a early commercial market over $300 million. Cyanoacrylate is an especially gorgeous and pleasing glue, because it is (relatively) non-toxic, very fast-acting, extremely strong, needs no other mixer or catalyst, sticks with a gentle touch, and does not require any fancy industrial gizmos such as ovens, presses, vices, clamps, or autoclaves. Cyanoacrylate does require a chemical trigger to start adhesion, but what amazing convenience: that trigger is the hydroxyl ions in common water. Under natural atmospheric conditions, a thin layer of water is naturally present on almost any surface one might want to glue and it is strong. Even pure Cyanoacrylate can lift a ton with a single square-inch bond, and one advanced elastomer-modified '80s mix, "Black Max" from Loctite Corporation, can go up to 3,100 pounds. This is enough strength to rip the surface right off most substrates. Unless it is made of chrome steel, the object you're gluing will likely give up the ghost well