There are many life-changing inventions that were totally made by mistake and accident. Every day, we make use of products like microwaves, match boxes etc. which makes our work and life easier.
But believe it or not, these inventions were not ht product of trial and error, but were created entirely by accident.
Herein, we've gathered some of the most life-changing products that were accidental inventions. Here they are check them out.
Percy Le Baron Spencer was working on magnetrons (high-powered vacuum tubes that generate short radio waves called microwaves) when he accidentally discovered microwave cooking.
2. X-ray machine
On November 8, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen was in his laboratory experimenting on a vacuum tube covered in cardboard. He noticed mysterious glow emanating from a chemically coated screen nearby.
He also discovered that these rays allowed him to see past his skin to his bones, he named the new rays x-rays due to their unknown origin.
In 1826, John Walker discovered match sticks when he accidentally scrapped a stick coated in chemical across his hearth and it caught fire.
Though the explosive substance nitroglycerin was invented by Ascanio Sobrero, it was Alfred Nobel who used it to make dynamites. Nobel began experiment with nitroglycerin in Paris, and he accidentally found a way to tame the substance by mixing Kieselguhr with it.
5. The first artificial sweetener
Saccharin, the first artificial sweetener was discovered in 1878 by Constantin Fahlberg. The Russian chemist was working in the lab of chemistry professor Ira Ramsen when he accidentally tasted some of the chemicals he was working with and discovered how sweet they were.
6. The post-it note
8. Chocolate chip cookies
9. Super glue
10. The implantable pacemaker
11. Potato chips
17. Safety glass
20. The pap smear
21. Dry cleaning
22. Vulcanized rubber
24. Ice cream cone
25. Botox treatment
26. Tea bags
27. The safety pin
28. Silly putty
29. Bubble wrap
30. Chewing gum👍Thanks for reading
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