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Date: 03/14/09 09:00 AM

34 Responses to 5 Accidental Inventions That Changed The World

  1. Profile photo of Kim...
    Kim... Female 13-17
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    March 14, 2009 at 3:00 am
    Link: 5 Accidental Inventions That Changed The World - 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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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
    1441 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 9:06 am
    What, no internet?

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

  3. Profile photo of mrsayao
    mrsayao Male 18-29
    155 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 9:31 am
    it`s called serendipity if you must know...
  4. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot
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    March 14, 2009 at 9:47 am
    the match better be on here
  5. Profile photo of Samuelsoon
    Samuelsoon Male 18-29
    346 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 9:52 am
    WHAT? no peanut butter?
  6. Profile photo of Falcore
    Falcore Male 18-29
    182 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 9:59 am
    why would the match ever be on here. it didnt change the world. especially since the lighter was invented first.
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    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1270 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 10:23 am
    Falcore, I`m pretty sure the idea of having a box of fire in ones` pocket is somewhat special...
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    krembill Male 18-29
    1092 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 10:26 am
    What, no LSD?
  9. Profile photo of ahkmou
    ahkmou Male 18-29
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    March 14, 2009 at 11:39 am
    the name penicillin had nothing to do with the invention... how did he came up with the name? i dunno
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    habbazoot
    2116 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 11:44 am
    trust me, the match is important


    and this is one of the first cracked articles i lol`d at in a long time. lately theyve been making me lqtm (demetri martin FTW!)
    good job!

  11. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1270 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 12:06 pm
    ahkmou:

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

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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    March 14, 2009 at 12:33 pm
    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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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    March 14, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    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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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    March 14, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    LMAO krembill.
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    Skeezer1991 Male 18-29
    721 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    I was expecting the dildo to be on here again...
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    kronosbr Male 18-29
    274 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    i loled at the "gimme head till im dead" tshirt
  17. Profile photo of Monimoney
    Monimoney Female 13-17
    61 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    They forgot the potato chip.
  18. Profile photo of loadstar
    loadstar Male 30-39
    307 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    What about the mullet?! I know it changed MY world, and there`s no way it was invented on purpose.
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    loadstar Male 30-39
    307 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    Oh I almost forgot,..rock on.
  20. Profile photo of fnkychkn
    fnkychkn Female 40-49
    855 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    Vulcan Rubber? Word.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    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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    tannerb924 Male 18-29
    488 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    I KNEW ABOUT THE VULCANIZED RUBBER ONE! that makes me feel smart!
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    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    "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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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 6:23 pm
    "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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    RG900 Male 18-29
    250 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    They forgot the SHAMWOW...lol
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    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    nylon?

    discovered simulatiously in NewYork(and)LONdon.

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    Snivellus Female 13-17
    605 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 7:37 pm
    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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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    March 14, 2009 at 8:26 pm
    Fudge should be on here. >.>;
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    trp712 Male 18-29
    2239 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 12:11 am
    Lady luck is a real lifesaver.
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    OhNoeItsElmo Male 13-17
    92 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 1:30 am
    aww D:
    there be no fudge here T^T
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2159 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 4:34 am
    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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    prillypopz Female 18-29
    170 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 10:51 am
    i got bored ._.
  33. Profile photo of Call
    Call Male 13-17
    76 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 12:57 pm
    i was expecting antibiotics to be on that list
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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
    1082 posts
    March 15, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    well everyone knows about penicillin

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