Who invented Velcro?
The hook-loop fastener was invented in 1948 by Swiss engineer,
Georges de Mestral who lived in Commugny, Switzerland. The idea
came to him in 1941 after returning from a hunting trip with his
dog in the Alps. He took a close look at the burrs (seeds) that
kept sticking to his clothes and his dog's fur. He examined them
under a microscope, and noted their hundreds of "hooks" that caught
on anything with a loop, such as clothing, animal fur, or hair. He
spent several years perfecting the method.
First of all, that wasn't T'Pol. That was T'Pol's grandmother, T'Mir. Secondly, assuming T'Pol's telling of the story was accurate, T'Mir didn't steal the idea for Velcro from de Mestral. The Velcro she sold was Vulcan technology. The episode implies that Velcro not only wasn't invented by a "George de Mestral", but wasn't even invented by a human. The fact that the Vulcan T'Mir was stranded with was named Mestral further proves this as the…