Chef George Crum sliced the potatoes super thin, fried them to a crisp, and then drenched them in salt. To the chef’s surprise, the picky customer loved them and asked for more.
Naval engineer Richard James was working with tension springs that could support sensitive instruments aboard ships when he accidentally dropped one.
One day while baking chocolate cookies for the guests, Wakefield discovered she was out of baker’s chocolate.
While working on discovering a strong adhesive, Silver created low-tack glue that stuck to objects but could be easily removed without leaving a mark.