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The Unusual Origins of 9 Household Items

Do you know what the Boy Scouts have to do with barcodes? Or how Mother Nature inspired the creator of Velcro? The interesting origins of household items may surprise (and, at times, even horrify) you.

Erin (@erinccmarthy) shares the unusual origins of everyday items, from the air conditioner to saccharin.

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