Swiss chemist Charles Schonbein accidentally spilled nitric acid-sulfuric acid mixture on some cotton. He observed that it turned out to be a polymer. Later on, when he came to know about the properties of the material he was highly astonished. He was highly surprised to know that how after heating it could be molded into any desired shape.
17. Synthetic Dye
in 1856 a teenager William Perkin accidentally discovered a dye. He was trying to make a vaccine that could cure Malaria. This accident spawned a revolutionary change in the textile industry.
18. Safety Glasses
Edouard Benedictus was carrying a flask filled with liquid plastic in it. Fortuitously he dropped the flask, but surprisingly the flask did not break. This patent was used by scientists to make safety glasses.
19. Potato Chips
The most esteemed snack, potato chips were also invented by mistake. Long back, in a restaurant in Newyork, a customer repeatedly complained about the fried potato being too thick and soggy and sent them back to the waiter every time. The waiter got so fed up that he cut the potato into thin slices and fried them. He sprinkled salt over them and served to the customer. The customer was delighted and the world got to know about an all-time favorite snack.
20. Laughing Gas
In 1772 a scientist Joseph Priestly, accidentally dropped some iron filings in nitric oxide solution. It created fumes of nitrous oxide. He started to laugh heavily. Later when he brought the gas to a chemist he found that it contained anti-panic properties. The gas was later used by Harry Davy as anesthesia while dental surgery.
These were some inventions which were all made by mistake but were very helpful for the world. Some of these marked-up important revolutions in the international market.
There is a famous saying, “Necessity is the mother of all inventions”. And this is obviously true in every case. Some inventions are just weird whereas some inventions take birth just like an accident. Also Read accidental inventions that became very famous which are ignorable by most of the people.