Pointless Inventions That Proved Useful
When Constantin Fahlberg, who was studying coal tar derivatives, went out for dinner, something in his food tasted sweet. He liked it, and traced its compound that was found to be calorie free. Thus, came sugar free.
Thomas Adams was working on a substitute to rubber when he accidently popped a tiny piece of the tree that he thought would provide a substitute of rubber and ended up inventing chewing gum.
Scientists at Pfizer were testing a drug to fight angina when they observed a side effect of the medicine, which would improve and sustain a man’s penile erection.
Couple Alastair and Jean Carruthers were actually using some deadly toxins to treat eye-ailments when they observed that the toxins were making wrinkles disappear.