It is no surprise that some of the most important inventions of all time have come from some of the cleverest people to have ever lived. People like Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, who used their intelligence and dedicated their lives to making your life that little bit easier. Because things like telephones, electricity, light bulbs, and television weren’t invented overnight.
Yet there are a few exceptions to this rule. Sometimes a glorious invention will be the product of a quick moment of improvisation. Other times they can be an unexpected consequence of a person trying to create something else entirely. Very occasionally, though, it will simply boil down to extremely good luck. So sit back and take a look at some of the things that were invented totally by accident, starting with the… | Read at WhatCulture