When we think of new inventions of creations, we often think of Thomas Edison trying hundreds of variations of the light bulb in order to get it right. However, many times inventions come accidentally, often as a side effect of something that the inventor is working on. These serendipity discoveries have ranged from the trivial to the profound. So, here are some of the greatest accidental discoveries that have helped change our world.
1. The Microwave
Chances are you have a microwave in your home right now. Microwaves are everywhere these days. Back in 1970, one percent of all homes in America had one. By the 1980s, 25 percent had one and currently 90 percent of homes have microwaves in them. Well, this wonderful and convenient invention came about by accident. Continue reading