These Things Were Invented Due to War

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People invent things all the time for various reasons. Some things we’re used to seeing were created during a war. These are some of the best.
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Sanitary Pads

During World War I, cellucotton was created as a way to soak up blood during medical procedures. Nurses quickly converted it to sanitary pads, which were not readily available at the time.
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Slinkies

While experimenting with springs for military equipment, a naval engineer invented the Slinkie as a toy for children.
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EpiPen

The originial EpiPen was invented to help counteract the effects of nerve gas used during war.
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JerryCan

These small containers for carrying gasoline were invented by German military members during the 1930s.
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Twinkies

When the original strawberry and banana fillings in Twinkies were rationed during World War II, the cakes were simply filled with cheap frosting and the modern Twinkie was born.
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Freeze Drying

Freeze drying foods is something that was invented during World War II so that troops would have access to safe foods during battle and deployment.
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Cargo Pants

These pants, which feature large pockets on the side, were created by British soldiers so they had a handy place to carry their ammo.
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GPS

This is probably something you use all the time, but it was orginally designed for the U.S. Department of Defense in the early 1990s.
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Nylon Stockings

When silk was stopped as in import from Japan during World War II, clothing designers made nylon copycats, which are still sold today.
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Tabasco Sauce

When a local Southern man was driven off his land during the Civil War, he came back to find that only the peppers had survived the Northern troops. He mixed them with salt and vinegar and Tabasco sauce was born.
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