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Scoubidou is a fad in certain countries in 2004 which involves the knotting of plastic tubes. A fad, also known as a craze, refers to a fashion that becomes popular in a culture (or subcultures) relatively quickly, remains popular, often for a rather brief period, then loses popularity dramatically. ...

The scoubidous are supple, round, hollow plastic tubes of approximately 80 centimeters in length. They are sold in various colours, sizes and types. The tubes can be used to make various items by binding them together with special knots. Young and old make key chains, friendship bands and other trinkets. Scoubidou originates in France, where it was already a rage in the 1960s. The creations possible with Scoubidou are similar in many ways to traditional Corn dollys. The term plastics covers a range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic condensation or polymerization products that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or fibers. ... Some knots: 1. ... Trinket Island (86 sq km) is part of the Nicobar Islands chain, located in the northeast Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s - 1960s - 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s Years: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... Corn dollies are a form of straw work associated with harvest customs. ...

Most of the knots used in Scoubidou were known long before the current fad. They were executed in Bast and used for similar purposes as scoubidou proper today.

Scoubidous are also know as Bondoogle in the USA and are now imported into the UK by Activity Plus Ltd (http://www.activity-plus.co.uk). Examples of some of the knots can also be seen on their website. Some knots: 1. ...

In July 2004 German and Dutch research showed that scoubidou appears to contain an excessive amount of phthalates. R,R=CnH2n+1; n=4-15 Phthalates are a group of chemical compounds that are mainly used as plasticizers -- substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility. ...

Scoubidou is also a song by Sacha Distel and was formerly the title of the cartoon Scooby-Doo in French. Sacha Distel (January 29, 1933–July 22, 2004) was a French singer who had hits such as Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and Scoubidou. He was born in Paris. ... Scooby-doo is also British naval divers slang for civilian sport scuba diver. Scooby-Doo is an important character in animation up to this day Scooby-Doo is a long-running animated series produced for television by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1969 to 1986, 1988 to 1991, and from 2002...



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