25 Weirdly Specific Obsessions Hidden In Pop Culture

While we go about our busy lives, smoking pipes and seeing things through rose-tinted monocles, we don't ever stop realize how the littlest things tend to make everything we do that much easier.

We asked our readers to show us those little things, and gave $200 to the winner ...

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Entry by Gladion

Sermo in festo praesentationis beatissimae Mariae virginis is the oldest still existing book to feature page numbers. Imagine having to quote a 1500-p

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Entry by John E.

British St. Andrew's Paper Mill made the first 2-ply toilet paper in 1942 to the delight of sore buttocks the world over. CRACKEDOON 'TAke that Hitler

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Entry by Scott Laffey

In 1955, Yale Kaplan and Harold Ross patented Dispensing Containers For Liquids. Re. .3425/ May 3, 1955 Y. KCAPLAN ET AL 2,707.581 DISTESING CCOrTATRI

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Entry by UADrew

INVENTED IN 1934 BY PERCY SHAW. CAT'S EYE ROAD STUDS SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES EVERY YEAR

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Entry by John E.

IN 1775 ALEXANDER CUMMING INVENTED THE S-TRAP OR S-BEND ABOUT A CENTURY LATER THOMAS CRAPPER WOULD IMPROVE IT WITH HIS U-BEND THESE CENTURY-OLD INVENT

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Entry by wonderfloam

LiQuid MIKE PaPER CORRECTION FLUID Prior to PC's, old-timey typewriters made correcting typos a nightmare, So executive secretary Bette Nesmith Graham

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Entry by Caz747

CRACKED.CO The mechanical alarm clock, first patented by the French inventor Antoine Redier in 1847. Although it 12 11 1 has undergone 10 many changes

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Entry by Mgloss

GRAGKEDa In 1920, klutzy newlywed Josephine Dickson's husband Earle often came home to a spouse that had nicked, cut or burned herself during her hous

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Entry by Jordan Rudow

Corning's Gorilla Glass is toughened by the ion exchange process, which strengthens it on the atomic level: The glass is submerged in 4000 molten sa

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Entry by John E.

A spring is usually a metal coil which is used to store and subsequently release energy. WW'I Today they are integral parts in: staplers clocks lights

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Entry by dezrahstrange

4401 Standardized Shipping The Humble Pallet + Containers EE 1802903 Globalization Discount Retail stores Hipster Housing 15 MAKOHaC CRACKED.COM

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Entry by pfelon

In 1925 Willis Carrier convinced Paramount Pictures that his Air Chiller invention would increase summertime attendance in their cinemas. After thei

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Entry by asinger

CRAGKEDO Gillette RR This ble-edged razor blade CHANGED THE FACE OF MAN In the 1880s, the safety razor was replacing the near-deadly straight razor to

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Entry by sawtooth1978

CRACKED CON VELCRO It was a case of curiosity that led a Swiss onventor named George de Mestral to inspect why burrs stuck to his clothingo Finding th

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Entry by allanime01

Post-it Notes by chemist Spencer failure't his Invented (accidentally) in it note was a Silver, the post One day a collegue better adhesive. quest fo

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Entry by johnleerants

BEHOLD THE MIGHTY AGLET!!! AN inuention 50 snall and 5o overlooked by nan and yet nearly every single person on the planet uses then EUERYDAY. Inagine

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Entry by Ruy Platt

In 1679, Leibniz created binary arithmetic in order to reduce every concept to Os and ls Gottfried Leibniz His system evolved and was used in every el

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Entry by antone3x7

The paper clip was vented in 1899 by Norwegian inventor Johan Vaaler. Its many uses include binding pages together, creating makeshift lock picks, and

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Entry by Paika

THE PRE-SIZED, CRACKEDCO READY TO WEAR bti BUTTON-DOWN HERMES DRESS SHIRT WAS INVENTED BY THE U.S. ARMY, FOR SOLDIERS FIGHTING IN THE WAR OF 1812

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Entry by foxjasond

In 1959, after being forced to open his drink on a car bumper, Ermal Fraze thinks there can be an easier way. A few months later, and he invents the p

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Entry by Mgloss

CRACKEDCON In 1970, Bernard Sadow was tray velling hame fromy ation with heavy luggage when he saw an airport worker pushing a dolly, and the idea to

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Entry by wonderfloam

In 1839, Charles Goodyear developed vulcanized rubber. Later, in 1923, William H. Spencer got the idea to cut Goodyear inner tubes into small bands. H

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Entry by shoezshoez

Australian man Milton Blake is credited as the first chemist who experimented with different forms of sun protection in the early 1930s. Later, some o

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Entry by S Peter Davis

Until 1945 the most popular writing implement the which be was fountain pen, needed to dippedi in ink kevery fow seconds. Newspaper editor Laszlo Biro

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Entry by Rhodoferax

I bec you Find Chis sencence much easier CO Read Chanks CO che handy spaces beCeen Che words. You caN chanik chis man., Alcuin OF York, FOR chac. CRAC

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