01/12/2012 11:26 am ET Updated Mar 13, 2012

The 5 Most Insane Original Uses Of Famous Products

Plenty of products we use every day have interesting little back stories to them. For instance, we bet your fourth grade self could find no greater joy than discovering that Q-tips were originally called "Baby Gays."

But what is even more interesting than that is how some world-changing inventions were created for a completely different, and often stupid, purpose.

For instance...