The Story Behind Tampons Isn't Gross — It's Super Fascinating

I guess I had never really thought about where tampons came from. And now? I can't get $32,000 out of my head.

The Story Behind Tampons Isn't Gross — It's Super Fascinating

7 Interesting Moments In Tampon History

1. Tampons were invented by a male doctor, Dr. Earle Hass, in 1933, after a trip to California.

But the "idea" of tampons goes back as far as ancient Egypt!

2. A female immigrant, Gertrude Tendrich, formed the first tampon company, Tampax.

3. The patent cost her $32,000.

4. Tampons once faced opposition from ... churches (?!).

5. Tampons started really getting popular during World War II, when women started doing the jobs of men for real.

6. Until 1972, ads for tampons were banned from TV!

This little tidbit was particularly CRAZY to me. That was *so* not long ago!

7. 70% of American women now use tampons.

70% of ladies can't be wrong!

More fun facts in the video below:

via CNN / Twitter

Eviction seemed imminent for Dasha Kelly, 32, and her three young daughters Sharron, 8; Kia, 6; and Imani, 5, on Monday. The eviction moratorium expired over the weekend and it looked like there was no way for them to avoid becoming homeless.

The former Las Vegas card dealer lost her job due to casino closures during the pandemic and needed $2,000 to cover her back rent. The mother of three couldn't bear the thought of being put out of her apartment with three children in the scorching Nevada desert.

"I had no idea what we were going to do," Kelly said, according to KOAT.

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