An experimental drug failed, but no man wanted to stop using it. That’s the history of Viagra.
There are many important inventions in the past that were discovered by chance. Do you believe after a melted chocolate bar in this person’s pocket makes another person become a millionaire?
The carelessness of a scientist has helped mankind have a miraculous panacea. Here are the stories like that.
What happened: Working with bacteria, Alexander Fleming quit sleeping. Unwanted, he forgot a dirty dish in the sink.
Important findings: When he returned, he observed bacteria growing on plates, except for an area where mold was formed.
The result: Penicillin was discovered. Fleming’s wife hired a maid.
What happened: At one time Wells and his friends used N2O laughing gas to play. One of his friends put it too much on his leg.
Important finding: He did not feel his legs hurt when he hit himself.
The result: N2O becomes the first form of anesthesia.
What happened: After spending a day studying coal tar derivatives, Fahlberg left the Johns Hopkins lab and went to dinner.
Important finding: He tasted something very sweet. It originates from a chemical compound still clinging to the hand.
The result: Fahlberg secretly researched and patented his own saccharin sugar. A series of products have been created that make him a millionaire. Remsen and the lab are very angry.
What happened: At the end of World War II, engineers created a microwave broadcasting system for radar. While Spencer was standing next to such a device, the chocolate bar in his pocket melted.
Important finding: Microwave can also explode popcorn.
The result: Orville Redenbacher (an American businessman) sold popcorn and became rich.
What happened: A village of Wales was chosen as a test site for anti-anginal drugs. Unfortunately for those suffering from pain, it has no effect.
Important findings: Although not effective, men do not want to stop using drugs.
The result is: Scientists divert research. For which purpose they market their drugs, you know.
What happened: He tried to use the Chicle tree resin as an alternative to rubber for the purpose of getting rich. Adams failed, and he disappointedly chewed a piece of plastic in his mouth.
Important finding: He likes it!
As a result: Adams is still rich. He developed the brand “New York Adams candy”.
Silly Putty toys
What happened: World War II required a supply of synthetic rubber. Wright wanted to create a substitute. He accidentally mixed boric acid into silicon.
Important findings: It forms a flexible, bouncing and elastic compound.
The result: Children have an interesting toy.
Botox wrinkle remover
What happened: The couple used this small dose of deadly poison to treat eye muscle disorders and eyelid spasms.
Important findings: Eye wrinkles disappear.
The result: Many ladies become younger and more beautiful.
What happened: He used a thermal method to concentrate the alcohol, making it easier to transport. When the train docked, water was mixed to create the original wine.
Important finding: Concentrated wine is even better.
The result is: ‘brandewijn’ is born and famous in the Netherlands. Because pronouncing its name is difficult, you can call it brandy (“Brandy” in English). The bartender will understand what you mean.
What happened: Perkin tried to prepare a medicine to cure malaria. He tried to replicate his compound in the laboratory.
Important findings: He discovered the eggplant color of mauveine dye later.
The result: Perkin forgot about malaria treatment. He created a synthetic dye industry.