Fictional books and movies abound with stories of crazy scientists, with Einstein-influenced unkempt hair and tacky clothes, completed engrossed in test tubes and Bunsen burners, disconnected from the real world. There are accidental explosions, colorful vapor, disintegrating surfaces thanks to spilled chemicals.
However, such accidents actually happen and, often, with phenomenal results. For example, in 1879, Constantin Fahlberg forgot to wash his hands while working with coal tar in the lab and dug into a home-cooked meal – it tasted oddly sweet…voila, Saccharine was invented! Read this infographic for some more amazing inventions that have changed our lives.
Accidental Inventions That Changed The World:
Infographic by – Broadband Wherever