Ten scientific discoveries that happened by accident

In 1928, English scientist-bacteriologist Alexander Fleming took the usual experience of research protect human body from infectious diseases. As a result of accidentally he found that conventional mold synthesizes a substance, destroys pathogens, and found a molecule, which he named penicillin.

And on 13 September 1929 at the meeting of the Medical research club at the University of London the Fleming announced his discovery.

Not all scientific discoveries were made after extensive experimentation and exhausting thought. Sometimes the researchers come to completely unexpected results that differ from the expected. And the result was much more interesting: in search of the philosophers stone in 1669 discovered white phosphorus Hamburg alchemist Hennig brand. "The case, God-inventor", as he called it, Alexander Pushkin, helped and other researchers. We have collected ten amazing examples.

Ten scientific discoveries that happened by accident

Ten scientific discoveries that happened by accident

1. Microwave

Ten scientific discoveries that happened by accident

2. X-rays

Ten scientific discoveries that happened by accident

3. Sugar substitute

Ten scientific discoveries that happened by accident

4. Pacemaker

Ten scientific discoveries that happened by accident

5. LSD

Ten scientific discoveries that happened by accident

6. Penicillin

Ten scientific discoveries that happened by accident

7. Viagra

Ten scientific discoveries that happened by accident

8. Dynamite

Ten scientific discoveries that happened by accident

9. Safety glass

Ten scientific discoveries that happened by accident

10. Vulcanized rubber

Keywords: Inventor | Invention | Surprise | Discovery | Case

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