5 Accidental Inventions That Changed The World

Submitted by: Kim... 8 years ago in Misc
http://www.cracked.com/article_17134_5-accidental-inventions-that-changed-world.html

At times it"s better to be lucky than good. Just ask the inventors of these products, each changed the way we now live.
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Female 1,082
well everyone knows about penicillin
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Male 76
i was expecting antibiotics to be on that list
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Female 170
i got bored ._.
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Male 2,159
Post-it Notes were invented by accident too. A guy at 3M with some adhesive on his hands transferred some of it onto a bit of paper and found it to be restickable. It changed literally SOME of people`s lives (slightly)!
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Male 92
aww D:
there be no fudge here T^T
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Male 2,238
Lady luck is a real lifesaver.
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Female 2,064
Fudge should be on here. >.>;
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Female 602
What about the match?
John Walker tried to make an explosive. When the chemicals dried on his stirring stick, he tried scraping it off, and it burst into flames. He made the first friction match.
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Female 688
nylon?

discovered simulatiously in NewYork(and)LONdon.

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Male 250
They forgot the SHAMWOW...lol
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Female 15,763
"They forgot the potato chip."

I like potato chips too, but... I mean honestly, they didn`t exactly change the world.

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Male 2,121
"All science needed was for a man to come along who was so filthy that he actually would discover a form of filth that could kill other filth." lol
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Male 488
I KNEW ABOUT THE VULCANIZED RUBBER ONE! that makes me feel smart!
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Male 2,796
I can`t believe Teflon was not included. Teflon is used in damn near everything, from floss to frying pans to NASA and it was discovered on accident.
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Female 855
Vulcan Rubber? Word.
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Male 307
Oh I almost forgot,..rock on.
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Male 307
What about the mullet?! I know it changed MY world, and there`s no way it was invented on purpose.
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Female 61
They forgot the potato chip.
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Male 274
i loled at the "gimme head till im dead" tshirt
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Male 720
I was expecting the dildo to be on here again...
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Female 1,653
LMAO krembill.
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Male 2,528
I would also like to note that Penicillin is hardly an "invention" at all. It is simply the off chance discovery of Penicillin`s antibacterial characteristics and its highly significant eventual implementation in medicine that is amazing.
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Male 2,528
It is probably also note-worthy that Charles Goodyear is also responsible for the world`s first paved runway. It was used to test his vulcanized rubber tires used on airplane landing gear.

A small chunk of this runway still remains on location at the Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport
in Clermont-Ferrand, France, where Goodyear tires were invented and are still manufactured.

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Male 1,270
ahkmou:

"Penicillin (sometimes abbreviated PCN or pen) is a group of antibiotics derived from Penicillium fungi"

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Male 94
the name penicillin had nothing to do with the invention... how did he came up with the name? i dunno
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Male 1,091
What, no LSD?
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Male 1,270
Falcore, I`m pretty sure the idea of having a box of fire in ones` pocket is somewhat special...
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Male 182
why would the match ever be on here. it didnt change the world. especially since the lighter was invented first.
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Male 346
WHAT? no peanut butter?
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Male 155
it`s called serendipity if you must know...
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Female 1,441
What, no internet?

...Yeah I`ve lost my IAB humor.

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Female 539
Link: 5 Accidental Inventions That Changed The World [Rate Link] - At times it`s better to be lucky than good. Just ask the inventors of these products, each changed the way we now live.
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