A (mini) Research Project

Select an object you interact with daily--be it Moleskin, neti pot, toaster, or pencil sharpener--and uncover its history. Pretend I live in a cave and have never heard of this device you call the Q-tip. Who made it? Why? How? Has it changed over time? Keep it fairly brief, interesting, and include a human element. Try to avoid Wikipedia. 800 words maximum.