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From Curing Dandruff to Finding You a Husband: 11 Amazing Benefits of Listerine

GLEN ARGOV/Landov Is there anything Listerine can’t do? An article from 1888 recommended the product — then primarily a surgical antiseptic — “for sweaty feet, and soft corns, developing between the toes.” But that was only the beginning. Here are some of the many claims — some legitimate, some not — associated with the [...]

6 Hugely Successful Products Originally Invented for Something Else

Some of the world’s most famous, civilization-altering discoveries happened by accident. Take Penicillin, for example. The guy who discovered it, Sir Alexander Fleming, simply forgot to clean up his work station one night and returned to discover the world’s first antibiotic growing right there in his unwashed petri dish. But that’s not what this particular [...]