But it has to have limits and engineers love to find out where things go from linear to nonlinear.
So if you give engineers the same amount of duct/duck tape, who could make their friends stick to the wall the longest? The answer, found a Lockheed team, is about 15 minutes. Team "Ron Made Us Do It" won. Naturally, they suspended a systems engineer, because 15 minutes of wasted time there makes little difference (I kid, I kid).
Credit and link: Syracuse.com
The next Engineers Week will be February of 2015.
(1) No, really, people think duck tape is a mispronunciation but it was originally called duck tape. Like most awesome things - assault rifles, nuclear bombs - it was popularized by the military and so became part of culture. Johnson & Johnson created the modern version to keep ammunition dry in World War II but over a century ago duck tape war really was strips of cotton duck cloth.