The accidental discoveries were not so accidental

well, it is a known fact that people love accidental discoveries, but few know that those discoveries, though they seems to be the result of chance, were, in fact, a set of circumstances that would’ve ultimately led to the given discovery. that means that if the Curie family would not have worked with radioactive materials, they would not have discovered radioactivity.

Also, penicillin was discovered when the mold in a lab was not present near this substance. And all because a keep researcher wanted to find something related.

So called accidents were the discovery of the purple color, called by Perkin mauve. In 1878 Constantin Fahlberg discovered saccharin, in 1930 Roy Plunkett discovered teflon, Bill and Bob Gore invented goretex using teflon as starting point,

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