People Have Forgotten The Original Purpose Of These Products… (22 PICS)

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"History Channel... as far as I am concerned the secret relationships between aliens and the illuminati do not qualify as "history""

 

"Remember when MTV was a music television?"

 

"The toilet lid of a toilet. Seen too many not even know you're supposed to put the lid down before flushing. Microscopic fecal matter flies everywhere otherwise. Apparently this isn't common knowledge."

 

"Slinky, the toy. It was originally designed during WW2 to help sensitive instruments remain steady on ships... to counter the effects of pitch, roll, and yaw. The engineer working on them knocked one off his desk accidentally, saw the way it moved from the table to the chair, to the floor, and a new purpose was born.

On a side note... during the Vietnam War, when the Slinkys were metal, radio operators would carry them through the deep jungles. If they couldn't get a good signal in the jungle mountains, they'd sling a Slinky high into the tree limbs while holding onto one end. It created an instant antenna extension that they would attach to the radio."

 

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"Q-tips. The only thing they are used for is the one thing you are explicitly told not to use them for."

 

"The warming drawer on the bottom of all our ovens, which is used as pan storage for exactly %100 of oven owners."

 

"Super glue was meant to be a temporary method of stitching a wound. It was used that way during the Vietnam War. Tell people today to super clue their cuts shut, however, and most will think you're crazy"

 

"The eggplant emoji."

 

"Apparently paintball guns were invented for foresters/loggers/park rangers to mark trees (for cutting etc.) without having to approach each tree."

 

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"Snuggy was originally designed for wheelchair users. Outerwear designed for walkers is cumbersome to take on and off for wheelchair users so snuggies were designed to help with this."

 

"Ketamine is for horses and not for Saturday night."

 

"Bubble wrap was invented as fancy wallpaper."

 

"WD-40 was developed as a rust preventative (it’s even in the initials: “WD” means “Water Displacement”). Nowadays people use it to lubricate mechanical parts."

 

"Pipe cleaners,

Use them for all sorts of arts and crafts as kids. It wasn't till I owned a tobacco pipe and went to buy them that it actually clicked"

 

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"I think people already know this but the neck on the beer bottle is actually supposed to be held so you don’t warm your drink too fast."

 

"Minoxidil was originally developed to treat high blood pressure and people reported unusual hair growth all around the body, since it promotes blood flow to the skin pores. They came up with a topical version and voila, millions of people smear that sh*t on their scalps and beards everyday and its the one of the only clinically proven ways to cure baldness."

 

"Iirc Play-Doh was invented to clean wallpaper"

 

"Gloveboxes were originally meant to store gloves because people used to drive with gloves on for some reason."

 

"Viagra. It’s a heart medicine originally."

 

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"Botox was created to treat migraines"

 

"Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets used as informal databases instead of as a data analysis tool"

 


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Phillip 9 month s ago
"because people used to drive with gloves on for some reason."

Its hard to imagine someone so ignorant they cannot comprehend cars being made without heaters
       
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salamoon 9 month s ago
Phillip,

agree. but forget the heaters... first car were made with open cabin (no glass panels windows, only a roof( in better case)... good
       
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Eddy 9 month s ago
Phillip, i drove VW's, during the winter
       
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Estelle 9 month s ago
Phillip,
It's hard to imagine someone so ignorant that they can't comprehend people all not being 90 years old.
       
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Gus 9 month s ago
As usual, at leadt 50% are utter BS.
       
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Prue 9 month s ago
Gus,

Name then then and why they are bs.
And if it's "usually all bs", why do you keep coming back? To tell us how everything is fake and remind us you can see through the lies or whatever?
       
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Barney 9 month s ago
WD-40 is not good as a long-term lubricant. It's essentially mineral oil in a solvent. The solvent washes out any good original oil on the moving part or bearing, then evaporates and leaves a thin film of mineral oil which is too light-weight to last and properly lubricate the mechanism.
       
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Cathy 9 month s ago
Barney,
100% correct but it should be further noted that "too light weight" means ultimately damage will occur speeding the demise unless real oil added after using DW40
       
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Christa 9 month s ago
Barney,
Nobody mentioned that it's intended use use was to displace water in electrical connections such as a car's points.
       
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Ote 9 month s ago
Christa,

i think i read somewhere that it was originally developed for ICBMs.
       
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Cathy 9 month s ago
#7... I recall a couple of ovens that had a warming tray but it was above the oven part and under the stove top. They also had pan storage under the oven where it is much cooler since hot air RISES drawing the cold air up from below.
       
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Cathy 9 month s ago
#8.. A TEMPORARY emergency solution in the field, to keep wounds closed until a proper fix in surgery. Better solutions exist away from the front lines so don't do this at home.

#7.. I had 2 ovens with warming trays between the oven and under the stove top

also had storage under oven
       
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Josetta 9 month s ago
#19 because the driver seats used to be open air to mimic horse carriages. Wind blew on the drivers. They have also been using scarfs and in some cases glasses.
       
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Rella 9 month s ago
Josetta, Just stick your hands and head out the window in bad weather (while someone else is driving of course) to see how good idea gloves, scarves and goggles actually were at the time.

good
       
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Debby 9 month s ago
Rella,
Just ask Isadora Duncan about scarves and cars .
       
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Prescott 9 month s ago
#8 My dad taught me this when i was a kid and my ex thought I was crazy every I used it. And it wasn't temporary for me, i would just apply more as needed and I have no scars from any of those injuries, but the ones where I had real stitches, for smaller injuries, have left huge scars. The one time I needed stitches because the cut went through arteries and tendons, and the other time was because they stitched me up while I was still unconscious.
       
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Francie 9 month s ago
#8 - Perfect for paper-cuts.
#11 - Not true.
The original (the 'Slanket') was created in 1997 by a then-freshman at the University of Maine named Gary Clegg. As the story goes, 17-year-old Clegg was sitting under a blanket in his poorly insulated dorm room on a cold December night. He wanted to turn his old-fashioned tube television to Late Night with Conan O’Brien, but had to take his hand out from under his warm blanket and point the remote at the screen to do so. Annoyed by this fact, he cut a hole in the blanket and stuck his arm through. Within a few hours he came up with the idea to add sleeves to his blanket and a few weeks later went home and commissioned the first Slanket to be made by his mother.
       
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Adelaide 9 month s ago
I don't know if you all noticed, but this was on reddit. It was answered by average people, and average people generally don't know what they're talking about so there is no need to clarify any of this "information." And besides, you all are average people, too, so....
       
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Onnie 9 month s ago
Adelaide,
ouch...
       
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Theodore 9 month s ago
Allan,

Do you really want to go there? Starting a sentence with a coordinating conjunction is acceptable in informal writing. The rest looks fine to me, considering the informality.
       
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Allan 9 month s ago
Adelaide, Over use of commas, failure to capitalize, starting a sentence with a conjunction, etc.
       
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Saul 9 month s ago
Allan,
sick-em tiger, ha ha
       
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Syd 9 month s ago
Allan,
Your grammar is more atrocious than theirs was, average person. They at least were able to form complete sentences.
       
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Hal 9 month s ago
Adelaide,
Lol its true. it's like getting financial advice from ledditors, who basically want you to never spend money or invest in gamestop.
       
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Rella 9 month s ago
Adelaide, Statistically the chance of anyone here being exactly average is actually quite slim.
JC-LOL
       
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Rosie 9 month s ago
# 16 - the bottle neck is there to minimize the oxidation of the beer inside
       
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