Trivia

Hard

“Gaffer Tape” Derives Its Name From Which Of These Industries?

Commercial Fishing
The Movie Industry
Automotive Engineering
Aviation Design
Rolls of gaffer tape in a variety of colors at JCX Expendables, San Francisco, California.
Robert Harker/Wikimedia

Answer: The Movie Industry

Gaffer tape is a strong cloth-backed, pressure-sensitive adhesive tape that is easy to apply and removes cleanly, but still has good adhesive properties. The tape is primarily used in lighting design on movie, television, and even still photography sets.

It is through this original (and still ongoing) application that it derives its name since the “gaffer” on a movie set is the head electrician and the tape is used by the gaffer and the lighting assistants under their supervision.

Trivia

Hard

The Creator Of What Product Was Cremated And Turned Into His Invention Upon Death?

Trivia

Hard

Which Animal Has The Best Sense Of Taste?

Trivia

Hard

What Was The First Mobile Phone Game?

Trivia

Very Hard

The First (And So Far Only) Person To Win Both An Ig Nobel and Nobel Prize Is?

Trivia

Hard

In 1960s The Wham-O Corporation Accidentally Destroyed A Car With A Giant?

Trivia

Hard

People Suffering From Psychopathy Frequently Have Impairments in What Physical Sense?

Trivia

Easy

Which Country Has The Most Vending Machines Per Capita?

Trivia

Very Hard

The Highest Concentration Of Unique Mammals Is Found In?

Trivia

Hard

What Does A Hemipterologist Collect?

Trivia

Very Hard

Netflix Was Created In Response To Late Fees Incurred From The Rental Of Which Movie?