Thank Zip for that!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Today, thanks to Google's adorable doodle we all know that it is the birthday of Gideon Sundbäck!

Who? You say....

The man who invented the Zip, Zipper, Zippy or Zip-Zip whatever you want to call it

Zip is such a funny word when you think about it, the word zip actually sounds like the noise that a zip makes! Maybe that's why he called it that!

Look at all these great things that never would have come to be if it wasn't for good ol' Gideon...

Zippy! You'll remember this if you were around in the 80s/90s

A purse made entirely of zips!

A dress made of zips, something about this doesn't seem so classy though; although you could unzip certain sections to make your dress look diferent each time- or to cool off, while keeping it modest!

A trainer that with a few unzips- becomes a flip flop! Great space saver

And the only thing that I might actually wear among this stash- these zippy boots, although imagine the annoying 'jingle-jangle' every time you walked!

A Zip file! If it wasn't for Gideon maybe they'd be called velcro files, or popper files!

Zips are surprisingly important when I think about it, I'm more inclined to buy bags and purses with zip fastenings because they feel safer, but maybe that's just me!


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