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15 Things Invented for Totally Different Purposes

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We’re used to thinking everything has its purpose. However, many items we use every day were once used quite differently. Bright Side suggests looking into the history of ordinary things to see what purpose they served before becoming what we know them to be. TIMESTAMPS Coca-Cola 0:38 Black dress 1:20 Karaoke 1:53 Play-Doh 2:30 Treadmill 3:13 Post-it notes 3:40 Bubble wrap 4:15 Vaseline 4:53 Slinky 5:30 Listerine 6:10 Viagra 7:00 Microwave 7:29 Pillows 8:08 Tea bags 8:43 High heels 9:17 SUMMARY - Coca-Cola has a kind of fascinating history. Pharmacist John Pemberton, a veteran of the American Civil War, made a concoction out of kola nuts and coca leaves. He recommended it to soldiers taking morphine for wounds to treat their nervous system. - Up until the 1920s, black clothes were commonly worn as a symbol of mourning and for at least two years. Then, in 1926, Coco Chanel sewed her famous little black dress, called “Chanel’s Ford” by Vogue, in memory of her beloved. - Daisuke Inoue invented the machine that played music without the vocals, so the musicians relaxed while the public enjoyed singing to the beat. - Play-Doh had initially been used to clean wallpaper in houses equipped with fireplaces that accumulated soot. - Treadmill. The prototype of a modern treadmill was created by Sir William Cubitt in 1818 to do something with idle prisoners, using their muscle power to mill grain. - Dr. Spencer Silver was in the process of inventing a permanent adhesive, but the resulting glue wasn’t strong enough, and objects unstuck with ease. Then his colleague, Arthur Fry, proposed using this adhesive to anchor his bookmarks in his hymnbook. - The famous bubble wrap was invented by engineers Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes in 1957. It was initially to become a three-dimensional plastic wallpaper, but the idea didn’t quite work out. - In the mid-19th century, oil field workers always fought the waxy substance that accumulated in the oil rig pumps. The British chemist Robert Chesebrough, though, saw an opportunity: he took a part of this “petroleum jelly,’’ did some research, and found that it  had useful properties. - Slinky was actually not a kids’ toy initially. Richard T. James, a naval engineer, was once working on a means for suspending sensitive shipboard instruments and accidentally dropped a tension spring that crawled away merrily. - Joseph Lawrence invented this antiseptic in 1879 to clean surgical instruments. It was even named after surgeon Dr. Joseph Lister. However, people saw its potential and started using it everywhere: treating wounds, dentistry, curing dandruff and fungi, and even as a deodorant. - Pfizer was developing a cardiac disorder treatment, but the clinical trials showed the new medication was quite useless in this regard. However, an unusual side effect was noted: the substance strongly affected the blood flow in the pelvic region. - Few people know that the microwave oven as we know it was not invented on purpose. A Raytheon employee, engineer Percy Spencer, had been testing radar equipment and noticed that microwaves from an active radar melted a chocolate bar in his pocket. - In Mesopotamia, pillows were an attribute of wealthy people, while hard headrests were used to keep bugs and insects out of people’s hair and face. In Ancient China, it was believed that soft pillows were useless, while hard headrests made of bamboo, jade, porcelain, wood, or bronze gave strength and protection from demons. - In 1904, Thomas Sullivan, a tea and coffee importer from New York, decided to sell tea with more style by pouring it into silk bags. His customers found the novelty appealing, but for quite another reason: it turned out to be more convenient to brew the tea right in the porous bags. - In Ancient Egypt, high heels were a sign of the status of high officials who wore high-heeled footwear to religious rituals. This included both men and women. Such shoes were also favored by butchers to avoid walking in blood, while Persian equestrians used high heels to hold on when shooting their bows. Which story has impressed you the most? Share your thoughts in the comments below! Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz For copyright matters please contact us at: welcome@brightside.me ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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BRIGHT SIDE (2 дня назад)
TIMESTAMPS Coca-Cola 0:38 Black dress 1:20 Karaoke 1:53 Play-Doh 2:30 Treadmill 3:13 Post-it notes 3:40 Bubble wrap 4:15 Vaseline 4:53 Slinky 5:30 Listerine 6:10 Viagra 7:00 Microwave 7:29 Pillows 8:08 Tea bags 8:43 High heels 9:17
The Scotsman (11 часов назад)
I knew that tread mills were torture devices.
Mira55X - Planet Nalzena (3 дня назад)
so... you didnt want to say anything about coca cola being used as a cleaning product as well back in the days?
god mood * (4 дня назад)
ramo xo (8 дней назад)
Anderson Sousa (11 дней назад)
So teabags weren’t invented to humiliate fallen enemies? Mind blown.
Spencer The Turtle (12 дней назад)
I’m surprised it said my name twice in this video. The name Spencer isn’t that popular.
Abdullah Alodhri (13 дней назад)
put the play speed to x1.25 You welcome
aysa cenina (14 дней назад)
filipino was the original inventor of karaoke.
Jessica Mcclendon (14 дней назад)
Non Wilson (15 дней назад)
I like the tea and high heels.... thanks
Shiwani Rspg (17 дней назад)
Tea bag stiry
Being Jammy 5633 (18 дней назад)
I like the voice of this men who explain very well.
Mr. Buro (18 дней назад)
I Aculy New The Coke And Tea! :)
Akash Kumar Sahu (23 дня назад)
The preview of this video has no relationship with its content.
MegaSmilee1 (23 дня назад)
Yeah I've always known men wear heels.
Rachelle sommerfeld (1 месяц назад)
They forgot Mylar. It was originally to be used to keep bread fresh. However, they discovered that it so tough that bread, once wrapped in Mylar, couldn't be opened. They ended up using it for weather balloons.
Mark Poletti (1 месяц назад)
First! Also, the add I got: tells me not to skip and i skip it as soon as it says it lol
Mark Poletti (1 месяц назад)
I got that wrong, not first
shanllie Richards (1 месяц назад)
Although I am well aware we are in 2018 with a wide range of comfy pillows. A bamboo hard headrest sounds like something I wouldn't mind trying. I'll be protected from demon's as well as trying something new, 2 for the price of 1
Jaquez Pierre Buendia (1 месяц назад)
karaoke was invented by a filipino. sold in japan
Chuck D. Sky (1 месяц назад)
KARAOKE was invented by a filipino! not japanese! what a terrible lie.
Josh Mendez (1 месяц назад)
The microwave
*INSULT* •the man• (1 месяц назад)
This guy sounds like cats if _they_ could talk
seahog32 (1 месяц назад)
#0. YouTube
Jackie McKenzie (1 месяц назад)
Everything begins with a thought from someone. Like the Slinky toy!
RATAN ROHIT (1 месяц назад)
Am i missing the scene of that you show on tittle screen...
dawn sison (2 месяца назад)
Heels is on the front. 😱😱 How could people walk using such kind of high heels.
dawn sison (2 месяца назад)
The high heels looks like an old version iron used for clothes.
dawn sison (2 месяца назад)
The slinky toy.
KTM (2 месяца назад)
1 and pillow
Space Cat (2 месяца назад)
Why am i clicking on this
rizz kinzz (2 месяца назад)
The voice is really impressive... Keep it up
brainygyps (2 месяца назад)
It’s pronounced sooot not sot, you should drag the O’s out
Manuelovic97 (2 месяца назад)
DoomsYann (3 месяца назад)
17. Radar: was fist invented to find a way to get wireless electricity and is now used today for aviation. also the name of the music?
brian ramlochansingh (3 месяца назад)
i did not know listrine is used for dandruff
mohini sahu (3 месяца назад)
Iliked the high heel one
GoodSeens GS (3 месяца назад)
Wait ... Vaseline cleans carpets ? I have never heard of this. I =WILL= say that White Vinegar cleans stains out of carpets quite well though.
khaled eid (3 месяца назад)
The background music is so annoying
Dan dan (3 месяца назад)
2:06 looks so wrong lol
Kiraro The Kitsune (3 месяца назад)
Click bait thumbnail, again, you are supposed to brew through the bag not open it and brew the leaves outside of it.
Oso Fine (4 месяца назад)
GoViralMedia (4 месяца назад)
imagine the idiots going around telling people tea was intended to be dumped from the tea bag into the water instead of steeped inside the bag all just from the thumbnail. and then imagine the amount of dumb people that believe them and then spreading the stupidity without even trying it.
GoViralMedia (4 месяца назад)
that sums up the human race...well for the most part.
SteveV74 (4 месяца назад)
Marcel Ramsden (4 месяца назад)
Not a fan of the thumbnail. There are certain herbs used in tea that shouldn't be consumed in large quantities. Therefore the bag was designed to allow minimal amounts of herbal essence and small particles to dissolve into the water.
Ardylyn Delfin (4 месяца назад)
According to BBC News The world's first karaoke machine, the Juke-8, was built by Japanese inventor and musician Daisuke Inoue in 1971. But it is Filipino inventor Roberto del Rosario who holds the machine's patent. He developed the Karaoke Sing-Along System in 1975.
SwissLetsplay (4 месяца назад)
A tea bag is its purpose to get the tea to stay in the tea bag because its more convinient
CARMEN Estrellas (4 месяца назад)
11. "Created for 'prisoners' " You mean SLAVES.
Chivo Gaming (4 месяца назад)
This video is to vague....thumbs down...
Bic Lighter (4 месяца назад)
Too many dead memes / gifs and long pauses, pass.
beto chavez (4 месяца назад)
I read two different version of the Vaseline origin. I wonder who’s telling the true story.
Anshuman Agrawal (4 месяца назад)
Soul Younes (4 месяца назад)
Microwave ovens don't suit this video. You are just saying how it was invented.
Omar Herrera (4 месяца назад)
Click Bait!!!
Nicholas Cevasco (4 месяца назад)
I “love” how he oversimplified the treadmill. It actually was used as a torture device with a functional purpose. The prisoners would be on there all day woh little food or water. They would die on it all the time.
Lydia Hawkins (4 месяца назад)
Very interesting list. Thanks!
Drmgiver Drmgiver (4 месяца назад)
11 should be a stair climber.
Lionel missing! (4 месяца назад)
who else now drink a coca cola
Red Rose (4 месяца назад)
The shoes shown in the high heel sections are platforms. High heels were invented in the nineteenth century
Sriti Rimal (4 месяца назад)
Wait, you clean carpets with Vaseline?? I'm the only one who doesn't know?
CHIM CHIM KOOKIE (4 месяца назад)
I remember reading most of these in a book about accidental inventions as a kid
Dude Muslim (5 месяцев назад)
Rosella A Alm-Ahearn (5 месяцев назад)
When I first smelled Play-Doh that I bought for my little boy, it was a familiar scent, but I couldn't place where I had smelled it before. I was a small child when my aunt used wallpaper cleaner to erase stains on the wallpaper in her bedroom. The smell of the canned eraser was unmistakable. Chicago was a sooty place then; everybody burned coal to stay warm in winter.
Phoenix Rider (5 месяцев назад)
9:12 Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson
Michele Scott (5 месяцев назад)
Microwave invention
Amber Michele (5 месяцев назад)
I literally knew all of these. I thought most of them were common knowledge.
Escviitash (5 месяцев назад)
You can say that coca cola and listerine and play-doh was invented with another purpose. Going from painkiller to soft drink , from utensil cleaner to breath freshener and from wall cleaner to kids toy is changed purpose. But Post-its was invented to be Post-its. That the glue used was a result of a failed attempt, does not make Post-its invented for a different purpose. High heels was invented to be high heels, not to be a utensil for picking boogers. And vaseline isn't invented at all, it is just a purified oil rig side product.
Maggie Wooters (5 месяцев назад)
A already knew 90% of the facts
Virginia Van Ryzin (5 месяцев назад)
Anybody notice the supernatural Clips LOL spn is everywhere!!
Steven Ayoub (5 месяцев назад)
High heels were also for men to help them show and stretch their muscles, funny lol, but true...
J P (5 месяцев назад)
Anyone who came up with something different when vaselline popped up..?
Aurelia Spencer (5 месяцев назад)
I’m 38 seconds into the video and I bet that high heels were worn so you didn’t step in poop
AquiStorm (5 месяцев назад)
Tampons were made to plug up bullet wounds.
FlasaIDittOra (5 месяцев назад)
Background soundtrack is horrible
Elle Smith (5 месяцев назад)
9:14 DAVEED!!!!!!!
sugg sundeyes (5 месяцев назад)
Tea bags r still used in the same way !???????
Dreya Pemberton (5 месяцев назад)
I'm related to John Pemberton ✨ he's in my family tree lol
DreamingFlurry (5 месяцев назад)
No wounder people were so prone to war back then, with a hard head-rest I'd be grumpy all the time, too (and if I were a leader than that might lead to war) :D
Michael Anthony (5 месяцев назад)
How did they manage to lift their feet with those high heels looks like 5 bricks stuck to the bottom of your feet 🤣
Michael Anthony (5 месяцев назад)
I thought coco cola was used for bleaching the toilet my bad
fatima zahra nasrullah (5 месяцев назад)
8:03 Chuck bass😍
Diamon'ique Samon'e (5 месяцев назад)
I love this guys voice ..
Bryon Yamada (5 месяцев назад)
#15 We will never get the ORIGINAL taste. No matter how many times they remake it.
Tobias Fosburr (5 месяцев назад)
9:14 my Daveed 😍
NewsSmartDirect (6 месяцев назад)
sub for sub
Tamika Eddington (6 месяцев назад)
This video should be 5 minutes🙃
Jazzy Glitches (6 месяцев назад)
You lost me halfway this info is useless
Candice Perez (6 месяцев назад)
All of them impressed me
Pink Pepper (6 месяцев назад)
Yeah, I would pop the while wall
Dead Man (6 месяцев назад)
Your boring.
Nanya Jimin (6 месяцев назад)
David Giles (6 месяцев назад)
Just take your clothes off....we all look 14
Sana Othman (6 месяцев назад)
I came for the comments
ko-b hop (6 месяцев назад)
People are calling this slow, ummm, I remember when I had to go do research at my local library to compile a useless list of interesting facts.
Girija Ak (6 месяцев назад)
Coca cola and treadmill information was very interesting
Allan Sebastian (6 месяцев назад)
Te bags ..... come on ????
Lastghost 29 (6 месяцев назад)
Everyone knows that high heels were made for men when they were horseback riding
TheChemizzle (6 месяцев назад)
So how exactly did pillows and high heels make it into this? Pillows were made to be used to rest your head on, and that is how they are still used, whether they are hard or soft. And high heels were invented in the 20th century like the video says, the other "examples" before then are stilts, not high heels. The difference being that stilts raise the whole foot, high heels as the name implies raise only the heel.
Katiosca Wisky (6 месяцев назад)
Karaoke is still used the same way.. so i don't think it was invented for a different purpose.
Sana. Th (6 месяцев назад)
Anybody here scrolling down the comments while hearing the video..

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