We can use a product every single day without knowing a single fact about its history. Here at Cracked, we want to give you something to think of every time you reach for that bottle of Lysol. 

The stethoscope was created when a doctor felt awkward pressing his ear to a woman's chest Dr. Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec MacGyvered a stethoscope in his office one day and spent three years perfecting his creation. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: NCBI

PEZ candy was invented as an alternative to smoking The word PEZ comes from the German word for peppermint. It was invented by Eduard Haas III in the 1920s. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: PEZ

Kleenex was originally created to use as gas mask filters during WWI Before they landed on facial tissues, Kleenex made period hygiene products. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Kleenex

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