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We use them. We love them. Good 'ol rubber bands. Perfect for flinging at co-workers, or even just holding a pack of index cards together. Whatever floats your boat. But I bet you've never thought about how the stretchy brown things are made. I, for one, did not know latex came straight from a tree, just like maple syrup.

One plant can produce enough rubber bands in a year to stretch all the way to Mars "if you pulled really hard."

Do you have any comments or questions about our Thursday video editions of IMPO Insider? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in a future deployment? Email me at Joel.Hans@advantagemedia.com.

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