If there’s one thing that everyone can agree on, it’s that war is horrible. Nothing kills the mood faster than a bloody, painful death for a political agenda that you probably don’t even fully understand. But you can’t deny that armed conflicts gave us some pretty good things, such as major advances in everything from rockets to microwave ovens.

Oh, and also there’s this stuff…..

via 5 Inventions You Won’t Believe Came From War | Cracked.com

Twinkies … Slinky … Tampons … Silly Putty … Who knew?