19 Life-Changing Inventions That Were Totally Accidental 

From a classic snack to a life-saving medicine, here are some of the  serendipitous inventions that have changed the world we live in today.

Potato Chips

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.

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Chocolate-chip cookies

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.

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