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ragingloli's avatar

In your estimation, how many alien civilisations out of 100 have invented the zipper?

Asked by ragingloli (50909points) 2 months ago

Since it seems to be a very specific invention.

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Blackwater_Park's avatar

It’s of such practical use that something “zipper-like” is almost a guarantee provided these civilizations are like ours.

Zaku's avatar

Are velcro, or a series of buttons, or a series of holes with a string through them, or a sticky strip, zipper-like enough to be considered the same invention?

ragingloli's avatar

No, it needs to be THE zipper.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

Then likely zero. Odds are humans would not even reinvent it.

flutherother's avatar

Zero. Any sufficiently advance civilisation would have dispensed with the zipper long ago and replaced it with something that works much better and doesn’t get stuck.

smudges's avatar

Who says aliens wear clothes?

ragingloli's avatar

Zippers are used for all kinds of things. Like body bags that soldiers return in from Iraq.

kritiper's avatar

0. Tape and/or elastic are all that is required.

Zaku's avatar

Gilsnuxians secrete slime that obviates the need for adhesive technologies.

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