Accidental Discoveries: From Laughing Gas to Dynamite

Accidental Discoveries

– a man inhales laughing gas…and feels no pain in his leg
– a blast of water in a bathroom leads to a billion dollar invention
– a scientist dreams the answer to the question that had him stumped
– a spill creates an explosive even more powerful than dynamite

Some discoveries come about by logic and reasoning. Others happen because of blunders, fumbles and freaky circumstances – in short, by accident. Over 80 stories about the stumbles, goofs, and strange twists that have resulted in amazing breakthroughs from laughing gas to dynamite….