Original applications of some fairly common things will sound extremely weird and sometimes even cringe-worthy but these inventions were eventually put to a good use in unintended ways. Some of the world’s most famous, life-altering discoveries were pure accidents, for example, if it wasn’t for dirty petri dishes, Sir Alexander Fleming wouldn’t have discovered Penicillin.
Forget surgery, how about we pull out some bullets with corkscrews? Yup, corkscrews were originally designed for removing bullets from wounded soldiers. I wonder who thought of using them as actual cork screws.
2. Bubble wrap
Well, this one is hard to swallow. At one point in history the most addictive invention ever created was supposed to be used for covering your home’s walls. Although bubble wrapped apartments sound like heaven now, people were not too fond of this idea. Then in 1959 the creators heard of IBM’s big personal computer success and pitched bubble wrap as a packaging material. The rest is history.