5 Simple Things Originally Invented for a Different Purpose
1 ) Rings
a ring used to have a more practical purpose: the nobility used rings as a seal, archers protected their fingers from bowstring injuries, while needlewomen — from needle pricks. Later on, a ring showed the social status of its wearer: only noblemen were allowed to wear golden rings.
2) Holes in EarPods
The holes in earphones have a very important mission: they allow air to circulate through the speakers to increase low frequencies
Today’s men’s fragrances were originally used as medicine. Eau de cologne was a miracle item: it helped against poisons, fleas, and even the plague.
4) High heels
in the past, high heels were a part of male fashion. The first "crash testers" were soldiers. Heels guaranteed a good grip on the horse stirrups. Only later did high heels make their move from the military arena to the fashion world.
5) Holes in LEGO toys
to protect a child from suffocation if he or she swallows a piece. These holes allow the air to circulate and get to the lungs