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Inventions Created by Accident

Inventions Created by Accident

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INVENTIONS BY ACCIDENT
INVENTIONS BY ACCIDENT

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Inventions Created by AccidentDid you ever make a mistake? Read all about inventions that were simply accidents! Many of these peoplebecame rich by turning their "mistakes" into huge businesses.
Sure, lots of inventions were the result of careful planning and hard work. But what about the other ones? Believe it or not, most of the inventions that we see today were simply accidents. Here are the stories of some of them.
Cheese 
Get this. Cheese was invented by an old Arabian traveling across the desert. He had a pouch along with him made froma. . . . . . . . SHEEP'S STOMACH!! Anyway, he poured his milk into it and continued on his way. Later, he opened the pouch to find. . .cheese!
What Really Happened
Chemicals from the sheep's stomach combined with the heat of the sun and clumped up themilk into cheese. 
Frisbee
How many people do you know who toss around a pie tin for fun? Well, it might have been a lot if you had lived beforeFrisbees were invented. College kids used to play catch with pie tins for fun. Why the name? Frisbee Pie Company, of course!
Popsicle
 A long time ago, a boy named Frank Epperson was sitting on his front porch stirring soda. Suddenly, somethingdistracted him, and he ran away, forgetting his soda. That night, the temperature reached an all-time low. Frank awokein the morning to the world's favorite summer snack-the popsicle!Unlike the Slinky and Silly Putty, the Popsicle wasn't invented by an engineer as a byproduct of research. The Popsicle,one of history's favourite frozen snacks, was accidentally invented by an 11-year-old boy. At the turn of the 20thcentury, soda water powder mixed with water was a common drink. Young Frank Epperson began to mix this drink for himself one day in 1905, but instead of drinking it, left it on his back porch overnight. Though he lived in California,temperatures reached a record low that night and, the next day, Epperson found his drink, frozen, with the stirring stick still inside. This was interesting enough to a child, but it wasn't until 1923 that Epperson thought he could sell hisaccidental invention as a snack. He began selling his invention, then called "Epsicles", in seven flavours. The name waschanged to the now-familiar "Popsicle", and an estimated three million are sold each year, in more than 30 flavours.Pretty good for a forgetful kid!
Sandwich
Here he is, the high-and-mighty Earl, sitting daintily at his gambling table when-rats-it's lunchtime! What's a poor Earlto do? Give up his gambling or. . .
 starve
? Suddenly, the Earl gets an idea! He orders his servants to simply pile all thefood between two pieces of bread. Easy enough to eat while gambling, and a delightful snack, too. But what does hename this invention of his? Why, after himself- John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich!
 
Sabías quién inventó el sandwich? 
John Montagu duque de Sandwich, nació el 3 de noviembre de 1718. Montagu tenía una afición muy grande por el ajedrez, que hacía que se quedara sentado frente al tablero durante horas, sin permitir que sucontrincante abandonara el juego por ningún motivo.Un día, su contrincante no aguantó más el hambre, por lo que le pidió hacer un alto al juego para cenar. Paracomer sin moverse de su asiento, a Montagu se le ocurrió unir lo que ya estaba allí pero nadie habíaimaginado juntar. Ordenó que se cortaran dos rebanadas de pan recién horneado y que se les pusiera unarebanada de jamón y de roast beef entre sus partes, además de añadirles mostaza.Los caballeros comieron el manjar entre sus manos mordisco a mordisco, y continuaron su partida, quellevaba más de 24 horas sin parar.Con este golpe de genio, el británico John Montagu creó la invención del siglo XVIII: el sandwich.
Potato Chips
Potato chips were invented by a chef. But they were not invented as a new food. They were invented because the chef was getting irritated with one of his customers. You see, one of his customers kept on sending back his potatoes,claiming they weren't thin enough or fried long enough. The chef angrily sliced the potatoes paper-thin, fried them for aloooooong time, and sent them to the customer. To his dismay, the customer loved them and asked for more!
Coca Cola
A long time ago, a doctor was carefully working on a new headache medicine. He wanted it to taste good, but also tofeel good. He finally perfected it and sent it for approval. When the approvers were inspecting it, they realized that themedicine tasted better than it worked. They put in some carbonated water, changed it a little more, and introduced itworld-wide as: Coca Cola, a new soft drink!!
Microwave Ovens
Themicrowave ovenis now a standard appliance in most American households, but it has only been around sincethe late 1940s. In 1945, Percy Spencer was experimenting with a new vacuum tube called a magnetron whiledoing research for the Raytheon Corporation. He was intrigued when the candy bar in his pocket began to melt, sohe tried another experiment with popcorn. When it began to pop, Spencer immediately saw the potential in this revolutionary process.In 1947, Raytheon built the first microwave oven, the Radarange, which weighed 750 pounds, was 51/2 feet tall,and cost about $5,000. When the Radarange first became available for home use in the early 1950s, its bulky sizeand expensive price tag made it unpopular with consumers. But in 1967, a much more popular 100-volt,countertop version was introduced at a price of $495.
Originally invented as a cure-all for everything from headaches to morphine addiction(possibly due to 8.5mg of 
cocaine
being one of original formula’s key ingredients), Coca-Cola was introduced by John Pemberton as Pemberton's French Wine Coca, as he also sawits potential as an alternative to the popular French coca wine, which had recently beenbanned by Temperance Laws in parts of Georgia, where Pemberton lived.
 
Pemberton would later rename the product Coca-Cola after the name was suggested by his bookkeeper, Frank Mason, because snappy, alliterative medicine names were popular at the time, and Pemberton was committed toselling Coca Cola as a medical remedy.Though sold only as a nerve tonic during Pemberton’s lifetime, just before he passed away in 1888, the rights tothe Coca-Cola name and formula were purchased by Asa Griggs Candler for $2,300.Candler realized that Coca-Cola was quite tasty (addictive, even!) and had the potential for far more success in theconsumer market than in the medical realm. By 1894, Coca-Cola began bottling and selling the drink as arefreshment beverage in stores, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Corn Flakes
In 1894, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg was the superintendent of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan. He and his brother Will Keith Kellogg were Seventh Day Adventists, and they were searching for wholesome foods to feed patients that also complied with the Adventists' strict vegetarian diet. When Will accidentally left some boiledwheat sitting out, it went stale by the time he returned. Rather than throw it away, the brothers sent it throughrollers, hoping to make long sheets of dough, but they got flakes instead. Theytoasted the flakes, which were a big hit with patients, and patented them under the name Granose. The brothersexperimented with other grains, including corn, and in 1906, Will created the Kellogg's company to sell the cornflakes. On principle, John refused to join the company because Will lowered the health benefits of the cereal byadding sugar.Fuegos artificiales
Se inventaron hace mas de 2 mil años en China, y la leyenda dice que se descubrieron accidentalmentecuando un cocinero mezclo carbón, azufre y sal de mar.La mezcla encendió muy fácilmente, y cuando se puso todo en un tubo de bambú, este exploto… ese fue
elinicio (por cierto, la leyenda no dice si el cocinero sobrevivió al accidente… o si siguió cocinando).
FireworksFireworks were created by a cook using kitchen items.Fireworksoriginated in China some 2,000 years ago, and legend has it that they were accidentally invented by a cook whomixed together charcoal, sulfur, and saltpeter -- all items commonly found in kitchens in those days. The mixture burned andwhen compressed in a bamboo tube, it exploded. There's no record of whether it was the cook's last day on the job.
ChampagneWhile many know thatDom Pierre Pérignonis credited for the invention of champagne, it was not the 17thcentury Benedictine monk’s intention to make a wine with bubbles in it – in fact, he had spent years trying to prevent just that, as bubbly wine was considered a sure sign of poor winemaking.Pérignon’s original wish was to cater for the French court’s preference for white wine. Since black grapes wereeasier to grow in the Champagne region, he invented a way of pressing white juice from them. But sinceChampagne’s climate was relatively cold, the wine had to be fermented over two seasons, spending the secondyear in the bottle. This produced a wine loaded with bubbles of carbon dioxide, which Pérignon tried but failed toeradicate. Happily, the new winewas a big hitwith the aristocratic crowds in both the French and English courts.

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