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Cables Ties Used to Deter Thief Three Recent News Stories

Lift off hinges

Australia is celebrating this New Year’s Eve in style with an incredible eight-hour fireworks show. The celebration is costing the city about $6.6 million, but is expected to bring in a total of about $156 million in revenue.

It’s the first time in 10 years that fireworks are being launched off the Sydney Opera House, bringing focus to this iconic building. The bridge centerpiece image, designed by famous artist Reg Mombassa, is being kept secret until the stroke of midnight. It is said to weigh 60 tonnes, and makes use of over 10,000 cable ties.

Cable ties, also known as zip ties, are more useful than most of us realize, and often pop up unexpectedly in news articles. They secure toys to plastic packaging and wiring to fences. How else are they used? Here are three recent news stories concerning color cabl

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