As Red Green has opined, duct ("duck") tape is "the handyman's secret weapon." If you ever get a chance to watch any Red Green, please do. He's the main character in a Canadian program of the same name, and is available on NetFlix. He's a hoot!
And as far as adhesives go, don't forget Velcro. Maybe that's what's behind those mysterious sounds people have been hearing from time to time -- the Earth coming apart at the seams -- the Velcro ripping away . . .
We once had a cat we named Velcro. Stick her to the side of a couch or a chair, and she would put out her claws and just cling there.
"Oir is leatsa an rioghachd, agus an cumhachd, agus a gloir, gu siorraidh, Amen." ("For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen" -- Scots Gaelic)