Crazy Processes Used To Make Popular Products

It's easy to not give a second-thought to the food we eat or the non-spectacular items we use every day. But -- and don't act like you don't know where this is going -- it turns out a lot of things have fairly complicated, sort of mind-blowing processes behind how they're created.

To help illustrate our point, we asked our readers to shed some light on some of these processes. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by JadeCampbell

Swim bladders removed from fish V are used to make GUINNESS a substance called isinglass, 'which is often used to clarify beer. CRACKED.COM

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

FIBER OPTICS ARE WIRES THAT ARE AS THIN AS HAIR, WHICH ARE USED IN MOST COMMUNICATION DEVICES TODAY. THEY START OUT AS BIG LONG TUBES THAT ARE MELTED

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Entry by Kittylouise

The Making of an Artificial Eye A mold is filled... ...set... ...and removed. The iris is hand painted, veins are drawn on and silk threads are added

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Crazy Processes Used To Make Popular Products

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Entry by Scott Laffey

CRACKEDCON Would you ever wipe your bottom with this? Most toilet tissue is made of recycled paper which can include everything from cardboard boxes t

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Entry by GordonHaid

GRAGKEDCON A diamond iS one of the most beautiful objects in the world But, over In places like 1,400 lbs of Sierra Leone, that rock must be labor is

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Entry by JadeCampbell

Eww, pink slime! Probably future McNuggets, right? Nope! Just some future pieces of bubble gum. DUBBLE BUBBLE CRACKED.COM

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Entry by Jordan Rudow

Crazy Processes Used To Make Popular Products

BOILING BEEF BONES TO Obtain Gelatin For: GOMMY: GANDAY

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

The Making of Zippers A long roll of flat wire, which is the material of the teeth of your zipper, is fed through a very precise cutting machine. A bl

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Entry by Sagar Parikh

Crazy Processes Used To Make Popular Products

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Entry by Scott Laffey

Sheep's intestines? Someone must be making haggis! Nope. Violin strings. The guts are soaked in salt water so they can be separated and spun into the

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Entry by GordonHaid

BODY WORLDS Human cadavers as stunning exhibits A donated body is embalmed in formalin and dissected. The fats are then dissolved in an acetone bath.

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

This suspiciously shaped block is actually a mixture of rubber and resin. It will be heated and run though a rolling machine, creating thin layers of

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

The Process of Making Marbles This collection of tinted glass rods covered in clear melted glass will undergo multiple taffy-pulling stages before bei

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Entry by GordonHaid

Crazy Processes Used To Make Popular Products

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