I was very shocked to see this in the system directory of a Windows 95 box:

Cool stuff for Windows
Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1994-1995
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

If it is at all possible to lessen my opinion of Microsoft, this does it exponentially.
Cool.dll was originally introduced with Microsoft Plus! 95, a package designed to extend the functionality of the OS with things like themes. The DLL actually contains quite a few kewl things if you look into it (albeit mostly aged by now), such as some icons from back in the day and some very un-useful and long replaced calls.

Now for the bonus question, can anyone tell me why the core of IE (SHDOCVW.DLL) is called SHDOCVW.DLL?

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