This article is part of a series that examines how the world’s most popular products have evolved over the years.
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He invented the technology of the first commercial microwave oven in 1885.
By 1913, it was in production and was the fastest-selling microwave oven.
But in 1920, it caught on as a military weapon and was outlawed by Congress.
•The earliest thermostat: The original thermostats, invented by American inventor Henry H. Wells in 1878, were cheap and simple.
But after the invention of the thermostatically controlled refrigerators, thermostatic devices were invented by engineers from Britain and Europe.
The idea behind thermostatics was to make the temperature of a room or room-size space uniform.
But thermostaters had to be able to operate at temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius, which is what a microwave oven can do.
•First thermostable: The Thermostat, a refrigerator that you use to keep your food at -40°C.
It wasn’t invented until 1938.
By then, it had already been used in refrigerators around the world.
•Beverage dispenser: A dispenser that dispenses water, fruit juices, coffee, and other liquid from a container onto a plate or cup.
In the mid-1800s, it also became a popular device for preparing meals for people.
•Water bottle: A water bottle that can be used to collect and drink water.
It was first introduced in the United States in 1880.
By 1914, it’s in use worldwide.
•Flavored water bottle: The earliest type of water bottle.
It’s used today in nearly every country in the world, from China to Japan to South Korea.
•Vitamin water: A form of water that is extracted from fish, algae, or plants and added to your diet.
Its popularity was initially limited to the Soviet Union and Kazakhstan.
By the 1970s, its popularity in the West soared, as the United Kingdom and the United Nations began to use it.
•Honey: An old-fashioned honey, first developed in 1876 in Sweden and made popular in the late 19th century.
Its taste is reminiscent of a real honey.
Its main use today is as a sweetener and a flavoring.
•Tobacco: Tobacco is a relatively new product, and it was invented by Samuel B. Johnson in 1879 in New York City.
The first commercial use was in the American colonies.
By 1919, it began to spread throughout the country, becoming one of the worlds most popular tobacco products.
•Cocoa butter: The oldest product of its kind.
Its origins date back to ancient Greece and the Romans.
Today, it is produced and sold by the cocoa company Cadbury.
It has been widely used for more than 150 years.
•Fruit: A variety of fruit that is usually used as a substitute for sugar.
By making the fruit into a paste, it has been made a popular ingredient in many different recipes.
•Lemonade: A lemonade, or lemonade syrup, is a mixture of sugar, lemon juice, water, and spices.
It can be made from fruit, dried fruit, or water.
•Dry ice: A kind of ice made from ice cubes that can also be used for ice cream.
It is made from frozen water.
Its most popular flavors include vanilla, raspberry, cranberry, peach, and apple.
•Ice cream: A soft, thin-fiber ice cream made from solid frozen water, often made from fresh frozen water that has been mixed with milk.
It started in the 1950s and now is the most popular type of ice cream in the U.S. •Mocha: An ancient kind of chocolate, derived from cocoa beans, that is still made in Africa.
It first became popular in Japan in the early 1900s.
By 1930, the first chocolate bar had been introduced in Japan.
•Soda: The most popular beverage of its type.
It consists of water, sugar, and salt, plus a small amount of alcohol.
It also contains caffeine.
Its flavor is similar to a hot chocolate.
•Chocolate syrup: A mixture of milk, sugar and cocoa powder, which makes up a sweetened drink made from the beans of cocoa.
Its name is derived from the Greek word for “to make sweet.”
•Candy: A candy bar made from candy and sugar.
The original candy bar was invented in the 1960s by a company called Kellogg’s.
It later became popular.
•Jelly beans: The largest and oldest bean in the human body.
It originated from the South American bean family, which means “bean of God.”
Jelly beans have been used for thousands of years in traditional African, European, and Middle Eastern cultures. They