Aglets !

Ever wondered what stops your shoe laces from fraying?? Well thats thanks to the convenient ol' plastic stoppers on the end of your shoe laces. Ahhhhhh....... aglets. What would we do without them? Actually I know, we would inconveniently spend our lives tripping over each others fraying shoelace threads. (that is unless you happen to be a die hard flip-flopper)
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Links on Aglets
Are you un-educated about Aglets? These are some wonderfull knowledge enhancing sites to boost your aglet know-how. 

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/agletrepair.htm

http://fingerloop.org/aglet.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CQF8BtuLXU

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Aglets

http://www.venacavadesign.co.uk/Products/browse/cat/Aglets.html