Science: Button

"The laundry industry offers a considerable field of scientific research, though many of the problems are not of a deep character." Thus some experts of the British

Government, at the end of their report published last week, explained how they had, in co-operation with the British Launderers' Research Association, spent a year and £12,600 trying (unsuccessfully) to evolve a non-crumbling, non-cracking, non-bending, -bursting, -popping, -vanishing shirt-and-drawer button.

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