Inventions are a part of everyday life. From the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed, we use inventions. Sometimes, it's hard to imagine living without them. Some inventions are so simple that you wonder why they weren't thought of before. Take the wheel, for example. It's such a basic concept, and yet it completely changed the way we transport goods and people. Then there are inventions that are so complex that you can't even imagine how they were created in the first place. The airplane is a perfect example of this. In both cases, these inventions have made our lives easier and more comfortable. We use them every day without even thinking about it.

A lot of inventions have some pretty wild stories behind their creation. Sometimes inventions end up having a completely different use than what was originally planned, and sometimes, two people invent basically the same thing in the same time frame. Today we'll take a look at 26 inventions and the crazy stories behind their origin:

NIGHTTIME air? It's poisonous! CRACKED.COM Up until nearly the 1900s, many were scared to go outside at night, and some didn't even want to leave the windows open after dark because they were afraid of getting sick.

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