26 Hoo Boy Facts About Common Products

Sometimes it's best to leave the truth buried under an awesome logo and some fancy packaging. We asked our readers to strip away all that, and show us how some the most well-used products of all-time came to be in the first place. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by Sulaco

Lysol WAS ORIGINALLY MARKETED AS A FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCT GRACKEDCON

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Entry by Anyone

In 1982 Dr Lonnie Johnson was employed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a spacecraft systems engineer on the Galileo mission to Jupiter. At the tim

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Entry by chicagonative

The orlglnal vacuum cleaner was SO large It woulD not fit inside, OO VACUUM CLEANER The BRITISH VACUUMCLEANERCILG 1 TLEPOIN WEN HEAD DEPOTA GREEN LANE

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Entry by bizmarky

SVLVESTERGRROTALABSTINENCE. BLANDUPTHEPERSONAULTYOFTHE PERSONEATINGITINCLUDINGTHE LDESIRETOHAVESEXLLITTLECOULD HEPREDICT THE'DMAINLYBEUISED FORCAMPFIR

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Entry by AM Smiley

CRACKED co Ecstasy (MDMA) as developed ty Merck a 912 or bleediygs as A aure excessive

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26 Hoo Boy Facts About Common Products

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Entry by Anyone

CRACKED.OON Q-Tips were originally named Baby Gays.

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Entry by Vegemighty

CRAGKEDCON One of the first vibrators was a steam powered device called The Manipulator.

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Entry by Vegemighty

The first Nike shoes were made with a waffle iron. ORACKEDCO

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Entry by Stonicus

Rogaine. Rogaine started as a medicine for high blood pressure. How it actually makes hair grow is still not fully known or understood. CRACKEDCOR

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Entry by Sksmith

IN 1877. ZETH WHEELER RAN A SMALL BUSINESS THAT PRODUCED WRAPPING PAPER. WHEN HIS WRAPPING PAPER WOULDN'T SELL. HE DECIDED TO WIPE HIS ASS WITH IT. He

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Entry by bazooka

VELCRO Inspired by Nature After an Alpine hike. Swiss engineer Georges de Mestral examined the dry burrs from plants stuck to his woolen clothing and'

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Entry by PirateJohn

Heroin is one of the most addictive and dangerous drugs available. It was first created in 1874, and in FARBENEABRIKEN vorn 1898 it was being FRIEDR.B

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Entry by Lunachick71

Slinky was invented by a naval mechanical engineer. While developing springs that could support and stabilize sensitive instruments aboard ships in ro

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American Express was founded as a Shipping com pany. I AMERICAN NEEHONO EXPRESS BORE 100 years be forte the first crednt card.

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Entry by Lockenlord

CRACKEDCON COM Tractor tycoon Ferruccio Lamborghini once complained about the inferior quality of his Ferrari sportscars. Ferrari responded by telling

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Entry by Kalli

Pumpernickel is a coar'se dark rye bread from Germany. Legend says it was named by a Napoleonic Hussar who claimed it was only fit to feed to his hors

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Entry by beefybooyawn

CRACKED.COM The fortune cookie was either invented by a Chinese man named David Jung in 1918 in LA, or a Japanese man, Makoto Hagiwara, in 1914 San Fr

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Entry by Lockenlord

Andy Hildebrand. developed a signal processor to interpret seismic data in order to find crude oil. ANTARA This method was later reworked and introduc

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Entry by PirateJohn

During World War IL, the U.S. Government asked companies to develop a compound that could replace rubber, since rubber shortages were hurting war prod

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Entry by junkpunch

KOTEX PADS WERE ORIGINALLY E USED TO TREAT WOUNDS IN WWI CRACKED Kotex. COM

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Entry by Jeff98177

26 Hoo Boy Facts About Common Products

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Entry by DoctorNemesis

Fanta invented was by the German wing of Coca Cola to get around American trade embargoes during World War II. BEAL FRUIT ... because the The name bos

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Entry by DreamPuff

Listerine used to be Suroical Antiseptic SCER1 3FLUID OUNCES- Bcc IISTERINE Floop: Cleaner: ERT WAMB PHARMACAL COMPANY TLOUIS. MOU.S.A Crtet INGREDIEN

26 Hoo Boy Facts About Common Products

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Entry by jem23

Chainsaw The voas invented tor widen the pelivis during childbirth CRACKED COM

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