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WW1 inventions in common use today

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Tim, Alex and Chantelle discuss WW1 inventions in popular use today

Stainless steel; helped stop corrosion of tanks and now used in almost every kitchen and appliance, jewellery and manufacturing

Sanitary pads; originally as a wound dressing that crafty nurses found a second use for – as a sanitary pad that later became Kimberly-Clark’s namesake item Kotex and Kleenex

Wrist watches; to synchronise barrages and keep pilots hands free (instead of dropping their fob watch)

Daylight savings time; to save valuable candles, oil and fuel and still retained in various forms throughout Europe and former British colonies

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Sources:
https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26935867
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/…/surprising-origins-kotex-…/

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