It’s common to take for granted things we use every day. People are so quick to relegate it to their designed purpose, seeing as they are made to do this and that, according to the label. But what most of us may not know, is that some things are not what they seem. In fact, some products that are popularly used today weren’t exactly designed to be used as such. Confused? Read on.

Bubble Wrap as Wallpaper

Yes, before anyone thought to use it to wrap fragile items or make a dress out of it, the creators of bubble wrap, Alfred W. Fielding and Mark Chavannes, peddled it as a home decorating must-have. Thanks to IBM, which needed a way to transport expensive equipment safely, the bubble wrap finally had an appropriate purpose. Can you imagine what your life will be like with wall-to-wall bubble wrap? You’d be doing nothing all day, but popping those bubbles.


Lysol as Vaginal Disinfectant

No kidding! Lysol used to be what feminine wash is today, but only worse. Being a caustic poison, usage of the product led to irritation and itchiness that women also thought to treat with Lysol. This only made matters worse down there. It wasn’t until the American Medical Association put a stop to its use as a vaginal disinfectant that the rest of the female population was saved from fatal problems.


Corkscrews as Bullet Remover

Before your mind starts to wander to something really bloody and painful, know that the use of corkscrew in this instance is to remove bullets that got stuck in muskets. So, no, it was never used on human flesh or anything similar. At that time, it was called a gun worm and was also used to remove any form of blockage from a gun. It wasn’t until a military saw the struggle in removing corks from wine bottles that the gun worm became the corkscrews of today.

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