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Without this invention, the pants you’re wearing won’t be so fly. Get it? Get it?
These light up candles, cigars, candles and lamps, among others, and 500 billion matches sold worldwide per year get made.
When you get a small cut, for example, one of the usual things that you look for is a band-aid, even if it’s just temporary. Well, this “temporary” wound dressing has sold more than 100 billion to date.
If a band aid is not enough, then this would definitely suffice. Cuts, burns and any other wound wouldn’t be much of a problem thanks to this thing.
From the French words velour(velvet) and crochet(hook), the “locking tape” has since been sold in the millions. It even went to outer space.
One of the most versatile products to be invented, wherein it’s uses are only limited by your imagination. Not bad for something that started as a waste product of the petroleum industry.
They help clean ears and wounds. Can you imagine cleaning your ears with anything else?
The Safety Pin
Walter Hunt, who owed his friend $15 back in 1849, sat down and twisted one piece of brass wire into an odd shape. He got it patented and thus this small invention was introduced to the world.
Without these little things, the industrial revolution wouldn’t have gotten very far.
These have been around for quite some time, but they were made by blacksmiths by hand, meaning they were both expensive as well as time-consuming. They were so valuable that at one time, decrepit buildings were burned down just to recover the nails.
The Fireplace and Chimney
Before these were invented, fires burned in the middle of large common rooms that had holes in their roofs in order to let the smoke go out.
You may wonder what good clocks are sans the hands that indicate the hours and the minutes.
Originally, clothes were held together through belting, tucking and tying, among others. Buttons used to be decorative, used for tying or with loops until somebody had the idea to make the buttonhole.
The Can and Can Opener
The can was invented first before the can opener, so you can just imagine how people opened their canned food. With the invention of the can opener though, eating canned food became a lot easier.
You have this to thank for keeping your warm drinks warm and your cold drinks cold.
The Flip Top Lid
It’s obviously more convenient than your conventional lid because with it, you don’t need to separate the lid from the container. For example, it makes pouring shampoo into your hand a lot easier.
Gone are the days when people still needed to get near the TV just so they could switch channels or turn it on or off, thanks to this invention. Today, remotes aren’t just limited to TVs since stereo systems use them as well, just to name one.
Who knew that this little thing could do so much? Without one, your car won’t run and without one, your phone won’t charge, among others.
These cutting implements certainly make preparing as well as dining on food a lot easier. Aside from that, the proper one can help open boxes and cut wire, just to name two.
This little guy made a lot of that math homework a lot easier and that’ just only one use. You could also use it for computing your bills, the groceries, etc.
This simple invention has made having to shave a task that’s a lot easier to do.
Chances are, you’re wearing a shirt that’s made from various(and numerous) strings. If this was never invented, you wouldn’t have anything to wear.
The Hearing Aid
This little thing helped a lot of people who’ve had hearing difficulties listen to their surroundings and especially their loved ones.
These are used in a variety of ways. You can use them to clean or temporarily wrap something up, for example.
The simple of task of protecting your feet makes this invention belong in this list.