26 Wild Facts About Common Products

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It's easy to take the products we use every day for granted, and assume that they're inherently uninteresting. The thing is, that awesome logo and some fancy packaging might be hiding a startlingly interesting product.

So here are some dizzyingly unexpected facts about merchandise you never spend time thinking about.

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26 Wild Facts About Common Products

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Entry by Sksmith

TOILET PAPER Fig:i. ROLLS WERE ORIGINALLY WRAPPING PAPER ROLLS. Seth Wheeler patented rolls of perforated wrapping paper in 1883. When that wouldn't s

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Entry by Vegemighty

CRACKEDOON THE FIRST NIKE SHOES WERE MADE WITH A WAFFLE IRON. Bill Bowerman noticed over breakfast that a waffle pattern was just right to make light

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Entry by MelJel

MYSTERY FLAVOR DUM DUMS EXIST TO AVOID CLEANING THE MACHINES. When a flavor is running out, they just plop the next one on top and a batch MYSTERA of

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Entry by beefybooyawn

FORTUNE COOKIES WERE INVENTED IN CALIFORNIA. it's not clear if they were created by a Chinese immigrant in Los Angeles or a Japanese immigrant in San

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Entry by xooll

THESE AREN'T BIZARRE SEX TOYS. Stop trying to imagine how they're used. These are aluminum molds that are dipped in liquid latex to make balloons.

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Entry by danduplant

CRACKEDCON YOU HAVE UNZIPPED A YKK LATELY. YKK If you're wearing anything with a zipper right now, it's very likely the letters YKK are stamped on it.

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Entry by chicagonative

Operating Booths Pents ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE OSBORNE BRITISH VACUUM CLE NO Iinus THE FIRST VACUUM CLEANER WAS HUGE. The humongous thing was parked outsi

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Entry by Gisele

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Entry by kuan

THE PLATES USED TO PRINT MONEY ARE HAND-MADE. The dots and lines you see on your money are engraved by hand using very small tools. An engraver can ta

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Entry by brandonalsip

YOU'RE BARELY TASTING ANY ORANGES IN YOUR ORANGE JUICE. Juice is often sterilized for long- term storage, which removes all the orange-y tastiness fro

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Entry by DoctorNemesis

FANTA WAS THROWN TOGETHER BECAUSE OF 100% NATURAL FLAVORS HITLER. CAFFEINE FREE The German branch of Fant Coca-Cola created the fruity beverage to get

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Entry by Jordan Rudow

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Entry by bizmarky

GRAHAM CRACKERS WERE INTENTIONALLY CREATED TO GIVE YOU NO JOY. Reverend Sylvester Graham preached a life of temperance with no physical pleasure, eith

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Entry by bazooka

VELCRO WAS INSPIRED BY SEEDS. Swiss engineer George de Mestral created Velcro by replicating the microscopic hooks of the seeds that got stuck to his

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CRACKEDCO AMERICAN EXPRESS ITHE CARD) IS MUCH NEWER THAN AMERICAN EXPRESS ITHE COMPANY). American Express was founded as a shipping business in 1850,

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Entry by AgentCoop

CRACKEDCON PEZ IS It takes about 3,000 MADE pounds of pressure to compress the UNDER sugary goodness A LOT OF that makes up a PEZ candy into the PRESS

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Entry by John E.

CUSTOM WIGS HAVE EACH HAIR ATTACHED BY HAND. Hairs are inserted and knotted into the foundation a few at a time, sometimes individually. Repeat 40,000

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Entry by UNIQUELEADS

YOUR HOODIE MAY HAVE BEEN A BOTTLE ONCE. Plastic bottles are often recycled into polyester yarn, which is then used to make polar fleece clothing. CRA

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Entry by Stonicus

NOBODY KNOWS HOW ROGAINE RE WORKS. BEST USE - TWICE DAILY The drug minoxidil was oeo initially approved by the FDA to treat high blood Rogair MEN'S pr

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Entry by Anyone

A NASA ENGINEER INVENTED THE SUPER SOAKER IN HIS BATHROOM. Uper NERF Daker Lonnie Johnson was testing an idea for a water-based refrigeration system.

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Entry by Anyone

Q-TIPS WERE ORIGINALLY JUST FOR BABIES. Leo Gerstenzang's invention was sold at first as Baby Gays. The name was eventually changed to Q-tips (the

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Entry by tmsteele2000

THE WORLD'S MOST HIPSTER COFFEE IS POOPED OUT BY AN ANIMAL. The Asian palm civet likes to eat coffee berries. The beans are recovered undigested from

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Entry by Chris Rio

26 Wild Facts About Common Products

PUMPKIN SPICE IS SEASONAL ONLY BECAUSE OF MARKETING. The spice is unrelated to the pumpkin harvest, as it isn't made with pumpkins. There's no reason