Sticky note

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A sticky note is a small piece of paper with a strip of glue along one edge that make it "sticky," so you can stick it to things.

The most common sticky note is the Post-It, which is made by a company called 3M. In 1974 a man named Arthur Fry came up with the idea for the sticky note. He used a glue that was originally too weak to be used for anything else, so the notes would come off easy. 3M started to sell Post-Its in 1980[1].

In 2001, the patent for the glue that 3M uses on Post-It notes expired, so many other companies now make similar sticky notes.

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