Major Inventions Discovered By Accident

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, but some things really do come about from happy accidents.

They say that necessity is the mother of invention but there are other instances where inventions come about for completely different reasons.

Every invention that you see does not come into existence because it was carefully thought out ahead of time. In many instances, inventions are merely the product of a happy accident. Tom Blank of Weird History is here to share more.

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These innovations, inventions and realizations came about accidentally. Sometimes, these discoveries are made by ordinary people who stumble across amazing ideas while they are going through their daily routines.

If not for these accidental discoveries, there are a number of products that we would not currently have access to in the present day. Whether it is drugs, historical finds, or various helpful substances, this video says it all.

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There are even a wide range of best-selling toys that only exist because of the magic of accidental discovery. Once you have had a chance to see this list for yourself, you are not going to be able to believe it. Can you believe that the pacemaker only exists as we know it today because of an accidental discovery? You would think that this discovery would have come about more meticulously.

However, nothing could be further from the truth and there are a number of different inventions that we rely upon today that only exist because things happened to fall the right way at the right time. In addition to the pacemaker, dynamite, and the microwave oven both managed to come about in the same way.

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Even something as common as breakfast cereal would not have made its way into our lives without this sort of accidental serendipity. Fortunately, we have Tom to walk us through all of these, as there are no shortage of inventions that are sure to have you raising your eyebrows. For us, it was LSD! We would never have thought that this drug was invented without anyone having to think it through long and hard first.

It’s the sort of video that you are going to be watching again and again so that you are able to fully wrap your mind around it.

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