Art Fry is the new-product development researcher of 3M who helped to create Post-it Notes. After attending a seminar by Dr. Spence Silver, Fry became curious of the new type of adhesive that Silver had created. Fry's intense curiosity - and penchant for practical solutions - went back to his days growing up in a small Iowa town, where he would turn spare lumber into custom-designed toboggans that sailed over the winter snows. The Post-it Note was thought up when Art Fry tried to use paper bookmarks in his church choir hymnal. The paper bookmarks kept falling out of the hymnal, but with the use of the new adhesive on paper the bookmark was easy to add and remove from the hymnal. Thus, the integration of the new adhesive and Art Fry's innovation created the Post-it Note.