17 things you won't believe are named after people

Many items you utilize every day have recognizable names, but we don't always stop to think about where those names came from.

Things we use daily, like Tupperware, ballpoint pens and jacuzzis, are all actually named for the person who created them. The popular workout Pilates is also named after its inventor.

Even some more frightening items, including guillotines and one specific type of rifle, carry their creator's name as their own.

Take a look through the slideshow above to see 17 famous things you might not have known are actually named after people.

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