• The microwave oven was invented when a scientist in a lab walked past something producing microwaves, and it melted the candy bar in his pocket.
    • Anoname
      That's right. It was an old computer he walked past.
  • The fact that Ivory floats was a result of overcooking it. Silly Putty was another attempt at an invention of a synthetic rubber, chocolate chip cookies were a wonderful accident! The Slinky, the pacemaker, Teflon, saccharine Play-Doh super glue, bakelite there are a lot more. I think potato chips were. I'll get back to you with more later if you remind me.
    • Anoname
      Some of those I hadn't heard of being accidental discoveries. Slinky couldn't have been an accident. It's too cool.
    • Linda Joy Cool until it got tangled!

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