Stuck on you
Big Adhesive is up 4 percent in 2010, says market research firm IBISWorld. And duct tape—known as Jesus tape in Sweden—has become particularly trendy. Avon, Ohio, the self-proclaimed "Duct Tape Capital of the World," is the home of Duck Tape. Duck sponsors an annual contest in which students make prom attire out of tape. (It also has 3 million friends on Facebook.) Stuck at Prom rewards kids for their creativity with a college scholarship.
Cash prize awarded to each of the two winners: $3000
Number of hours spent by winners creating their duct tape outfits, which included hair extensions: 300
Weight in pounds of this year's winning prom dress: 50
Number of couples submitting prom duct tape entries in 2010: 240
Votes cast in this year's contest: 44,000