L’auteur de cette dépêche est une vedette : il donne des dates pour les infos insignifiantes (trois dates : 3 décorations), mais omet totalement la date de l’invention de la super-colle (même approximativement).
Hop, Wikipedia :
In 1942, while searching for materials to make clear plastic gun sights, Coover and his team at Eastman Kodak first worked with cyanoacrylates, rejecting them as too sticky. Nine years later, Coover was overseeing Kodak chemists investigating heat-resistant polymers for jet canopies when cyanoacrylates were once again tested and proved too sticky. That time around, however, Coover recognized that he had discovered a unique adhesive. In 1958 the adhesive, marketed as Super Glue, was introduced for sale.
Et le détail étonnant :
While much attention was given to the glue’s capacity to bond solid materials, Coover was also the first to recognize and patent cyanoacrylates as a tissue adhesive. First used in the Vietnam War to temporarily patch the internal organs of injured soldiers until conventional surgery could be performed, tissue adhesives are now used worldwide for a variety of sutureless surgical applications.