Some of the things we use on a daily basis were not originally intended for what we use them for today. Over the course of history, mankind has strived for advancement and innovation. This propels us as a society forward, towards efficiency, advancement, and comfort. While researching and testing our genius and not so genius theories, we may end up stumbling upon something we never even intended to. Many products have been created this way. Many of the things we love and need each day were found or invented purely by accident. Many of the things that we use were intended for something completely different but have found that over time suited another purpose much better. Here are 20 cases where this holds true.
And from that the best newspaper comic copier was invented!
The slinky might be a little sloppy when it comes to stabilizing anything.
Not a bad idea to stick a few of these in a first aid kit!
Two birds with one stone. Bald men rejoice!
And look at PLAY-DOH today. Talk about taking on a life of its own.
Although it will probably feel like it’s working, I don’t think you should try to treat your gonorrhea with Listerine.
Mmmmmm delicious flavored rubber.
I didn’t think inventing a color was a possibility.
Which ended up raising standards for women in return.
One incredibly beneficial accident.
Clear gun sights? Isn’t the point to see the sights?
I can imagine how the testing of this drug went. NOT GOOD!
And now it gets covered in snot.
I’m pretty sure it still has these benefits.
One of the most underrated products in the history of the world! See through packaging!
So you’ll never have to worry about rust again.
They dropped the ball miserably. Sticky notes last maybe two days on the wall but they can create some awesome wall art.
And my stomach and dishwasher thank you Roy
I don’t think coal tar has the same ring to it.
If it can tackle blood, it can tackle anything!
So you mean to tell me that one of the most popular toys of all time was invented to stabilize and support ship equipment? And Coca-Cola was used as an alternative to morphine addiction? That explains a lot. I know a few people who can’t go more than a few hours without a can of Coke. These things were invented for one purpose, but have taken on a life of their own and have fallen into a different purpose all together. I’m glad that some of these have found a different purpose. I would hate to be on a plane that is held together with post-it notes.