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Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by 24hoursreporter: 8:50am On Dec 06
There are several objects we use every day with very strange origin. In this article, you will learn about the strange origin of some everyday objects we use.

Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use

#1. Viagra



You must have heard of Viagra right? It is a drug that was initially manufactured to treat High Blood Pressure.

However, trial studies unveiled that the pill wasn’t effective. But patients reported erectile dysfunction as one of the side effects, this is how it became a popular erectile dysfunction pill for men.

#2. Coca-Cola



Coca-Cola was initially advertised for its health effect. As a matter of fact, the creator an Atlantic Pharmacist, John Pemberton Claimed that the drink cures everything including nervousness, depression, morphine addiction etc.

#3. Treadmill



A treadmill is a popular machine for workout exercise. Did you know that it was initially created to punish prisoners in the United Kingdom and United State?

During the 19th century, prisoners in Britain and US were made to climb the spokes of “Tread-Wheel” for hours.

The Tread Wheel was actually a large paddle wheel, it was used to either pump water or mill corn. This is why people started calling it a treadmill.

#4. High Heel



Did you know that High Heel was mainly for warriors in the battlefield? Before high heel became a symbol of feminity, high heel footwear was used by warriors in battle.

The Heel allowed Persian Horsemen to securely stand in their stirrups, thus giving them stability to use their bow and arrows.

#5. Sanitary Pad



Sanitary pad started as badges for soldiers during the first world war. It was actually the idea of Kimberly – Clark Corporation that led to the creation of Sanitary pad that is still being used today.

Cotton shortage during the war led Kimberly-Clark Corporation to develop Sanitary Pad as a cheaper and more absorbent alternative. This was how sanitary pad came into existence.

#6. Microwave Oven



Microwave ovens are products of radar. After the second world war, Percy Lebaron Spencer was working with Radar Technology when he noticed that a chocolate bar he had in his pocket melted due to Radiation.

Inspired by curiosity, he started experimenting with the device until he turned it into a new way to cook. This was how Microwave Oven came into existence.

#7. EyeLiner



Eyeliner is an old-timey form of sunglasses. The ancient Egyptians were among the first people to wear eyeliner. They didn’t do it to adorn themselves, rather reduce the sun’s glare.

It was also used for prevention against bacterial infection. However, eyeliner has become mainly for adornment in recent time.

#8. Chainsaws



Chainsaws were invented to help during childbirth. As weird as it may seem, Chainsaws weren’t meant for trees, rather for human bones.

In the 18th Century, two Scottish Doctors invented the first medical chainsaws and was used to saw through the pelvic bone during difficult childbirths.

#9. Bubble Wrap



Bubble Wrap was invented to be used as wallpaper. After its invention in the late ’50s, the inventors – Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes never thought it could be used as wrapping material.

However, IBM started using Bubble Wrap to wrap their expensive computer for safe transport. This was how bubble wrap became a popular wrapping material.

Source: http://www.24hoursreporter.com/2018/12/06/strange-origin-of-9-every-day-objects-we-use/

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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by 24hoursreporter: 8:51am On Dec 06
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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by Naijawebmaster: 10:53am On Dec 06
Informative and Interesting!

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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by femi4: 10:54am On Dec 06
Who uses viagra everyday

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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by toplinetrtrend: 10:54am On Dec 06
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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by OzziOhinoyi(m): 10:55am On Dec 06
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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by softandmoist(f): 10:55am On Dec 06
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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by frank317: 10:56am On Dec 06
High heel for war.. Chain saw for cutting bone... How dumb do u wanna get?

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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by Julius2214(m): 10:56am On Dec 06
Just because you quoted a source doesn't make it true. Lemme not talk too much. They are all lies. High Heel for war? Have u tried running with it? SMH



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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by JARUSHUB: 10:56am On Dec 06
grin grin This people re funny o, sanitary pad and high heel.

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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by Naijawebmaster: 10:56am On Dec 06
24hoursreporter:
Chainsaw for cutting human bones, this one weak me o

Chai! Women dey suffer oh!

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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by yemaldo(m): 10:57am On Dec 06
How's chainsaw going to help during child's birth?

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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by frank317: 10:58am On Dec 06
OK... Do u know took pick was initially meant for blinding the eyes of stubborn infants?

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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by zubydave(m): 10:58am On Dec 06
Thanks. This is really informative
Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by BlackPantherxXx: 10:58am On Dec 06
Educative post!

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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by jomoh: 10:58am On Dec 06
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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by nazablossom(f): 10:58am On Dec 06
I am confused on this eyeliner initiative o. How does it prevent sun's glare

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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by Triangles1(m): 11:00am On Dec 06
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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by psychologist(m): 11:00am On Dec 06
I disagree with #4
Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by ssfather1819(m): 11:00am On Dec 06
mention one thing that Africa invented

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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by helinues: 11:02am On Dec 06
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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by slawomir: 11:02am On Dec 06
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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by gift2xl(m): 11:03am On Dec 06
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Re: Strange Origin Of 9 Everyday Objects We Use by JARUSHUB: 11:03am On Dec 06

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