You’d think this is something I’d remember from high school science classes - but I’m at a loss. How is stickiness measured? What units are used?
Google tells me that measuring stickiness is about how many people continue to hang out at your website after the first visit. I’m looking for the other kind of sticky, i.e. how strong of a force does it take to pull the old Elmer’s Glue apart, or yank your silverware off of a maple syrup covered plate. Now I realize that you might be able to use a friction coeffiecient or something along those lines - but that’s cheating. Plus, I don’t think that would work well to describe the differences between a gecko’s feet, adhesive tape, superglue, and fly paper. I would think there would have to be some kind of measurement or unit and “stickiosity” doesn’t seem to turn up an answer. Any thoughts?