This Is How Everyday Products Are Actually Made

On a regular day, we use numerous products. From the mug we use to drink our morning coffee to the lamp we turn off before going to sleep, our lives are full of items that were designed and manufactured long before reaching our homes. If you have ever wondered how some of these common products are really made and what it takes to create them, we’ve got you covered.


10 lbs of milk are necessary to make 1 pound of cheese.

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According to Nancy C. Flores, an extension food technology specialist, making homemade cheese is a very dynamic process. In her article for the New Mexico State University, she explains that about 1.25 gallons of milk are required to make just one pound of cheese.


To make one single T-shirt, cotton crops need 713 gallons of water.

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According to the World Resources Institute, cotton is the most common natural fiber used to make clothing. This fabric, however, requires 713 gallons of water to make a single shirt. To put things in perspective, a person would take two and a half years to drink this much water. This number is even more impressive when we learn that roughly twenty pieces of clothing are manufactured in the world per person.


It takes 300 bees to make one pound of honey.

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According to the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council, it takes about 300 bees working at the same time for about three weeks to gather one pound of honey. That might sound like a lot of bees, but an average hive contains around 40,000 bees.