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Which Widely Used Product’s Name Is An Anagram Of Its Function?
Spandex
Coca-Cola
Kerosene
Lumia

Answer: Spandex

The synthetic fiber spandex was named so precisely because of what it does. Spandex is an anagram, a shuffling of a word’s letters to create a new word, of the word “expands”. Interestingly, the term “spandex” only caught on in the land of its invention: North America. Elsewhere in the world the fiber is referred to most frequently as “elastane” (or variants thereof), still alluding to the extreme elasticity of the material.

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