(Wikipedia) From chocolate chips to potato chips, many of today's most popular products were invented by mistake. (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 generic license.)
Invention? These Products Were Happy Accidents
JANUARY 13, 2011Elaine Wong, Forbes
They say that necessity is the mother of invention. But sometimes pure chance is. Some of today's most common products became hits because their manufacturers or, in many cases, ordinary consumers noticed unplanned uses for them.
Read the story by Elaine Wong: www.forbes.com/2010/12/23/accidental-inventions