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. 😍
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.
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.
Apr 6, 2020 5:08PM
Cheryl McMeekin
Very interesting info, some things I knew already.
Mar 21, 2020 2:58PM
I did not know all except Coca-Cola. Thank you for informing us.
Mar 16, 2020 8:47PM
Luis Perez
Quite interesting.
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.
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!
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!” (?)
Jan 22, 2020 5:45PM
James Gardner
Very informative information
Jan 13, 2020 4:49PM
Iancompat, I think the correct term is water displacement but I wouldn't argue about it.
Nov 24, 2019 6:23PM
Good information to know
Nov 16, 2019 5:42PM
Richard Perkins
Hęåřţ HåķęŕGo shill somewhere else.
Nov 15, 2019 10:30AM
Paul Vickers
Imagine having bubble wrap has wall paper. Lol
Nov 15, 2019 6:04AM
Richard Perkins
So they had the idea to use cocaine to get people off of morphine. Smart.
Nov 13, 2019 11:06AM

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