Sad Kermit's Creep.
False eyelashes were invented by the American film director D. W. Griffith while he was making his 1916 epic "Intolerance". Griffith wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks to make her eyes seem larger then life. A wigmaker wove human hair through fine gauze, which was then gummed to Owen's eyelids. "Intolerance" was critically acclaimed but flopped financially, leaving Griffith with huge debts that he might have been able to settle easily if he had thought to patent the eyelashes.