Accidental inventions



Most of the things that we use in our daily life come to this world as a result of experiment and researches by the scientists but have we ever asked ourselves about the reason behind these inventions? Or whether these inventions were meant to be created or happened by chance? The great inventor mark twain said that coincidence created a lot of inventions and this quotation proved its credibility with the story of NEOTEN and his fallen apple without this coincidence the world would not have known most of the important theories in the life.

And this what happened with most of scientists and inventors as most of their inventions came by chance and this what we are going know in this topic

All of us know the PENCILLIN, it is one of the most important cures in the medicine world these days it was invented by ALEXANDER FLEMING while he was in the battle field in the first world war, he wanted to create a cure for the increasing number of dead soldiers and this led to the invention a very vital antibiotic and this happened when he was doing some experiments on a glass plate under the microscope so he forgot it then he noticed some mildew on it this mildews managed to destroy the germs and the bacteria so he made further experiments which shows that the mildews are not harmful for animals or humans so he developed it and since then we have the PENCILLIN




When we see the TEFAL which is used by every housewife today we know that it is one of the most important materials created ever for cooking and frying but most of people do not know it was created by chance this happened when BLANKET and the engineer JACK REBOOK was working to create a new type of refrigerant by using FLORNELEN gas or what is known with TEF. BLANKET stored the gas as a dry ice to prevent it from explosion and when he opened the box here was the surprise there were not any gas in the box it turned to a solid material on the box walls so he used some chemical materials to remove it but he was much more surprised when the solid material did not change so he called it TTRAVRU PE which is the TEFAL used in every house and in many different shapes



When we use the microwave can we imagine that it was invented because of a piece of chocolate when the engineer pierce spinser was working on a new radar device he put his hand in his pocket to have a chocolate bar but he found it melted although the temperature was fairly cold so he surprised but he noticed that he was standing near to an electronic valve so he brought a corn bag and put it near to the valve and the bag exploded in the next day he came to the lab with a heater and some eggs and put it in the heater and put the heater near to the valve after making a small hole in it then the eggs exploded so he realized that it was because of that electronic valve as it produced a short radio waves or micro waves and this might be a good idea for cooking so immediately he told the company and in 1953 we had the first micro wave



In 1862 JOGH TACKER was doing some experiments and mixed some potassium chloride with antimony sulfide and mixed it together with a wooden stick but the stick mixed with the combination when he tried to separate them by some stones he found a sparkles happened and this was the secret of match sticks



The saccharine is a chemical material sweater than the sugar it was discovered accidently by American senior student in the faculty of chemistry while he was doing some experiments to his lab he wanted to eat a piece of bread he found its taste sweat so he called the bread maker but when she tasted it she noticed nothing so he remembered that he did not washed his hands and he started tasting every material he used till he found it



The henbane was discovered by JOSEPH PRESELY and it was used for entertaining purposes in the beginning but it become more important when the dentist HORACE WALES noticed an injured person in HARTROAD gallery that person did not feel with any pain so HORACE realized that it was because of the henbane and start to use it in his dentistry



The cellophane was invented by the SWITZ chemist EDWIN BRANDONBERG when he was trying to make anti spot cover after his table was spotted by a wine when he was with his girl friend so he tried to create a new kind of covers by using viscose but it did not work out then he mixed cellulose with viscose and managed to invent the cellophane we use these days



As for the sticky notes it appeared when the engineer SPINSER SILVER was trying to invent a glue material for his company but he failed because he did not notice the prints of the material and after four years his colleague ARTHUR FREO used it in his book as he needed some glue but not so harmful to his book so the idea worked out and purchased in 1981



From the previous we can see that the coincidence played very important role for many inventors and the appearance of many inventions so we have to be grateful for these coincidences


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