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Why do Americans call cotton buds Q- tips?

Q- tips

· Cotton swab

Q-tips or cotton buds were invented by Leo Gerstenzang. He had initially named them ‘baby gays’ but later renamed them to ‘Q-tips Baby Gays’. The ‘Q’ in q-tips stands for Quality.

Interestingly, q-tips started finding their use in makeup removal!


About cotton bud producer from China: Tianjin Senyangwood Co.,ltd.