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  • 11 Things You Use (or Eat) That Aren’t Made the Way You Think

    11 Things You Use (or Eat) That Aren’t Made the Way You Think

    We’re so used to seeing finished products, it’s hard to imagine that they were once anything else. But nails, staples, springs, and chains all started life as spools of wire, and a bunch of other household objects and foods have even more surprising origins. Here’s a tour — starting with some bad news about silk.…