28 Inventions That Failed Their Task Successfully

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28 Inventions That Failed Their Task Successfully

Failing is hard. But it’s important to remember: Nothing important has ever, ever been accomplished on purpose, so the best thing to do is to just give up the minute you encounter adversity.

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CRACKED.COM EYELINER WAS AN OLD-TIMEY FORM OF SUNGLASSES. Ancient Egyptians were among the first to wear eyeliner. They didn't do it to look fabulous (although they probably did), but to reduce the sun's glare. There's also evidence it was effective at preventing bacterial infections.

COCA-COLA WAS ADVERTISED FOR ITS HEALTH EFFECTS. Coca-Cola Coca-Cola Соса-Соӏа was born during a health craze for sodas in the late 19th century. Its creator, an Atlanta pharmacist named John Pemberton, claimed it cured everything from depression and nervousness to morphine addiction. The secret ingredient was cocaine, which was later removed from the formula. CRACKED.COM

CRACKED.COM CHAINSAWS WERE INVENTED TO HELP DURING CHILDBIRTH E STIHL Because the past is a horror movie, early chainsaws weren't used to cut trees, but human bones. The first medical chainsaw is credited to two 18th-century Scottish doctors, and it was used to saw through the pelvic bone during difficult childbirths.

GRACKED COM THE MUUMUU WAS INVENTED TO SHAME HAWAIIAN WOMEN. When Christian missionaries arrived in Hawaii in the 1820s, the first thing they did was convince women to cover up their impiously exposed bodies. The loose-fitting mu' 'umu' и was originally worn under a dress called a holokü, but it eventually took over as a casual garment.

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Product SLINKY Original BOAT SPRING Purpose A navy engineer knocked over a boat spring prototype when he saw that it fell in a graceful way. CRACKED.COM

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Product MICROWAVE Original MILITARY RADAR Purpose 12:22 - Card - Weight Defress Paper home Pare - Done - - - 1 2 3 - 5 6 7 в . O START STOP ADD 30-18°C S I - Endor Clock - During WW2, scientists developed microwave radar ability to locate enemies. One engineer noticed a candy bar in his pocket had melted while using the technology, leading to the realization that it could be used to cook food. CRACKED.COM

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Product VIAGRA Original HEART DISEASE Purpose SYMPTONS Pfizer The medicene was ineffective against the intended issues, such as hypertension and angina, but it did cause an eyebrow-raising side effect in test subjects. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM WD-40 SPEET STREAM SMART STRAW NUCLEAR MISSILE PROTECTANT WD-40 NEVER LOSE THE STRAW AGAIN Stops Squeaks Removes & Protects Loosens Rusted Parts Frees Sticky Mechanisms Drives Out Moisture FLAMMABLE IF Original Product DANGER: HARMFUL OR FATAL CONTENTS SWALLOWED UNDER TAL OTHER BEACH CAUTIONS ON BACK prevent a squeaky door was originally used to prevent rusting The same spray you use to on SM-65 Atlas missiles. Purpose KEEP OUT OF OF CHILDREN NET WEIO

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Product BUBBLE WRAP Original WALLPAPER Purpose Alfred W. Fielding and Mark Chavannes invented a sealed-air wallpaper that was total flop. They failed as selling it as greenhouse insulation before it was marketed in its modern use. CRACKED.COM

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Product POP ROCKS Original INSTANT SODA Purpose POP POP ROCKS® ROCKS® TASTE TASTE wberry WE ORED berry ODED William А. Mitchell was experimenting on an instant soft drink when he came across the carbon dioxide and sugar flavoring combination of exploding candy. CRACKED.COM

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