Inventions Created by Accident
Did you ever make a mistake? Read all about inventions that were simply accidents! Many of these people became 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.
Get this. Cheese was invented by an old Arabian traveling across the desert. He had a pouch along with him made from a. . . . . . . . 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 the milk into cheese.
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 before Frisbees were invented. College kids used to play catch with pie tins for fun. Why the name? Frisbee Pie Company, of course!
A long time ago, a boy named Frank Epperson was sitting on his front porch stirring soda. Suddenly, something distracted him, and he ran away, forgetting his soda. That night, the temperature reached an all-time low. Frank awoke in the morning to the world's favorite summer snack-the popsicle!
Here he is, the high-and-mighty Earl, sitting daintily at his gambling table when-rats-it's lunchtime! What's a poor Earl to do? Give up his gambling or. . .starve? Suddenly, the Earl gets an idea! He orders his servants to simply pile all the food between two pieces of bread. Easy enough to eat while gambling, and a delightful snack, too. But what does he name this invention of his? Why, after himself- John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich!
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 a loooooong time, and sent them to the customer. To his dismay, the customer loved them and asked for more!
A long time ago, a doctor was carefully working on a new headache medicine. He wanted it to taste good, but also to feel good. He finally perfected it and sent it for approval. When the approvers were inspecting it, they realized that the medicine tasted better than it worked. They put in some carbonated water, changed it a little more, and introduced it world-wide as: Coca Cola, a new soft drink!!