12/10/2012 10:51 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Plant That Inspired Velcro Now Appearing in NYC Parks

A plant quietly grows in our city that incited a revolution in how we fasten things together. In this video, I show you what it looks like and share this story of nature-inspired design involving Swiss engineer George de Mestral, some seeds, and an idea that just wouldn't let go.