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10 everyday things that were originally invented for a different purpose

Some ordinary objects we often see and use made surprising journeys before becoming what we're used to today. Find out what pillows, t-shirts, Play-Doh and other popular things were originally invented for.



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Veronics Moss
I liked all of it everything was so interesting, thank you for sharing. 😍
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Jun 3, 2020 4:33PM
Wayne arrington
Listerine as a gargle would be a hard conclusion to reach after first using it on the floor.
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Apr 18, 2020 6:31PM
William E. Algeo
I believe that I once read that the military developed superglue for use on fighter planes to get away from using rivets and other fasteners. Allowing smoother airflow.
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Apr 6, 2020 5:08PM
Cheryl McMeekin
Very interesting info, some things I knew already.
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Mar 21, 2020 2:58PM
ninakamwene
I did not know all except Coca-Cola. Thank you for informing us.
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Mar 16, 2020 8:47PM
Luis Perez
Quite interesting.
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Mar 3, 2020 8:09PM
Toni Tanouye
Bob Blumrick, As a goldsmith, I would cut my fingers from time to time with the tiny, but sharp sawblade. Super glue was a quick solution.
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Feb 25, 2020 9:03PM
Bob Blumrick
In addition to these, I was told by a surgeon (I used to work in a hospital as a critical care tech) that SuperGlue was originally intended to treat lacerations without sutures. It was called DermaBond. It seems to work really well when you DON'T want it to!
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Feb 24, 2020 7:11PM
Karen Swisher Wolf
Interesting I knew that Listerine was originally used to clean & disinfect floors. I do wonder who first decided “Hey, let’s gargle with this!” (?)
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Jan 22, 2020 5:45PM
James Gardner
Very informative information
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Jan 13, 2020 4:49PM
DIVER DEAN
Iancompat, I think the correct term is water displacement but I wouldn't argue about it.
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Nov 24, 2019 6:23PM
terribokor
Good information to know
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Nov 16, 2019 5:42PM
Richard Perkins
Hęåřţ HåķęŕGo shill somewhere else.
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Nov 15, 2019 10:30AM
Paul Vickers
Imagine having bubble wrap has wall paper. Lol
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Nov 15, 2019 6:04AM
Richard Perkins
So they had the idea to use cocaine to get people off of morphine. Smart.
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Nov 13, 2019 11:06AM

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