Today’s GIF comes from a scene in Roger and Me, Michael Moore’s breakthrough film. The other major manufacturing interest in Flint, Michigan, at the time, besides cars, was lint rollers.

The History of Dryer Lint? Yes, the History of Dryer Lint.

Like lint? This article is for you. Learn why dryers produce lint, and how the lint roller came into existence. It’s the lintiest article you’ll ever read.

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