We have seen and learn about many famous inventions till now. Today we will discuss some of those inventions that evolved accidentally. Although these discoveries have taken the world to the next level and are very useful in human life. Look out the 9 greatest Accidental Invention that created a new history for the people.
While exploring the inventions mentioned below, you will notice that some creations are of extreme used for us. Without it, we can’t survive at all. Read the great discoveries which are unplanned and is of great use. Learn them
1. The Microwave
Inventors- Percy L. Spencer
In the 1940s, Raytheon in the U.S. company was working on the use for magnetron used in radar systems. Percy Spencer was standing next to the device and notice that a chocolate bar starts melting in his pocket. All the time he worked further and kept food bowl and found that the food cooked faster due to microwave energy. Really, it was a great Accidental Invention by Spencer.
Inventors – Ira Remsen, Constantin Fahlberg
One day both the person Remsen and Fahlberg was working in John’s Hopkins laboratory on coal tar derivatives and left for dinner. Constantin hasn’t washed his hand while eating, he felt a sweet thing in his hand. Now this sweetener turned out a calorie free.
Inventors – Kutol Products
Who don’t know Play-Doh, you may have seen kids playing with it makes different shapes. Well, it was developed not for playing purposes, but as a wall cleaner, as a result, this idea didn’t work at all. This leads to bankruptcy to Kutol products. Later, school children were starting creating several types of arts and ornaments. From that day onwards, this has been used as playing thing.
4. Super Glue
Inventors – Harry Coover
In 1942, when Harry Coover was working in the laboratory he found a substance that was created by him only – Cyanoacrylate, which was a great failure. He found that he was stuck in the same thing and it was so strong that he could not come out. Further, Harry and his team start playing by sticking various objects in the laboratory and found a strong bond without heating. This is how super glue was known to all.
Inventors – Wilson Greatbatch
Yes, this too is an Accidental Invention, it was not made as the pacemaker. Well, it was a result of Wilson Greatbatch who was trying to make an oscillator to record the heart sound, but he pulled out the wrong resistor from the box. On the contrary, as the device was assemble it starts collecting the electric pulse. And thus used as a pacemaker by doctors.
Inventors – Wilhelm Roentgen
The story of X-rays is a fascinating one. This incident is about 1895 when Wilhelm does his routine experiment including cathode rays. He experienced that a piece of fluorescent cardboard was lighting up from across the room. Also, he noticed that the light was passing through the solid objects and this is how the first x-ray image was took by his wife’s hand.
Inventors – George de Mestral
This is something surprising that a dog was the base to discover Velcro, No it’s right! Alright, let me elaborate it. Actually, what happened George de Mestral was on a hunting trip with his dog and notice and the irritating tendency of burrs to stick with his furs(socks). From that time he spends years to find a fabric and finally, Velcro was invent.
Inventors – John Walker
One day John Walker was working with certain chemicals and found a dried substance at the end of the stick. As he tried to remove that it suddenly gets voila, sparks and flame. Thereafter, he named these sticks as Friction lights and sold under his pharmacy. Now, these matches come in a cardboard box and equipped with sandpaper.
This was discover as a drug only, but to treat people with Angina, originator to heart attacks. The company was hoping that this drug would relax the blood vessel but it failed. Coincidentally, This blue pills became the first oral treatment for ED (erectile dysfunction).