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9 Things Invented or Discovered by Accident

Scientists often discover new inventions by pure accident.
Scientists often discover new inventions by pure accident.
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We tend to hold inventors in high esteem, but often their discoveries were the result of an accident or twist of fate. This is true of many everyday items, including the following surprise inventions.

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In this article, we'll take a look at some of these inventions. Check out the next page for the first discovery in our list.

 

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