Do you need a break from the depressing news of the day? Take a Post-It break with me.
The Post-it note was invented by 3M‘s Art Fry using a unique low-tackadhesive developed by a colleague, Spencer Silver. Originally it was a 3″ square piece of canary yellow paper with a re-adherable strip of adhesive on the back, designed for temporarily attaching notes to documents, furniture, and so forth. The charm of Post-it notes is that they can be easily attached and removed without leaving marks or residue. They’re now available in a wide range of colors, shapes, sizes, and styles.
For fun and sheer amazement, check out Eepybird’s experiment with sticky notes: what you can do with Post-Its if you’re really bored.