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Leo Gerstenzang

Leo Gerstenzang was a Polish-born American who in 1923 invented the cotton swab or Q-Tips. His product, which he named "Baby Gays", went on to become one of the most widely-sold brand names, where "Q" as in "Q-tip" stood for quality. There are many anecdotes about how Mr. Gerstenzang came to create this invention. One goes like this: "One day in 1923, Leo Gerstenzang found himself watching his wife applying cotton wads to toothpicks in an attempt to reach hard-to-clean areas. Gerstenzang, inspired, soon produced a one-piece cotton swab." Gerstenzang was born in Warsaw. He emigrated to Chicago, Illinois in 1912. From 1918–1919, he returned to Euro ... more on Wikipedia

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