10 Products Created Due To The World Wars

War is hell, and nothing good comes off it. There is a lot of wasted human energy and general resources during this time, apart from the widespread fear and destruction. Despite these reasons, the world has always been in war and this tradition continues even today. During war, however, a lot of research is done in areas that would have otherwise been ignored. This varies from survival products to things that make life easier during war times. Here is a list of 10 unexpected byproducts that came out of the two world wars.


Most women would not know that their favorite hygiene product was first used to help American soldiers during World War I. Kimberly-Clark developed a highly absorbent, lightweight gauze called Cellucotton that was used to treat wounded soldiers. This exact material was re-used many years later to create Tampons for women.


Teflon was accidently discovered by Roy J. Plunkett in 1938 when he was experimenting with creating tough materials. It became instantly popular as it could withstand the volatile ingredients of the first atomic bombs. After the war was over, this highly durable material was used to make non-stick coating pots and pans.