An Idea That Stuck: How George de Mestral Invented Velcro

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Nov 012016
 

But it wasn’t until his mid-30s that de Mestral hit upon the idea that eventually took over the world — though it would take more than two decades for his invention to finally stick. In 1941, de Mestral was on a hunting trip and noticed that both his …
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7 world changing inventions which were invented accidentally!

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Sep 262016
 

Right after a decade his assistants Florey and Ernst chain were successful to isolate the bacteria killing substance from the mold and in 1945 they three were awarded Nobel Prize for the invention. Well, from then you know how penicillin has changed the …
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The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions

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May 102016
 
Did you know that the ice cream sundae was invented because of a law forbidding the sale of ice cream on Sundays? Or that the first motorcycle was really just a tricycle with a motor? Would you believe that Mickey Mouse started out as a rabbit? Arranged in alphabetical order with anecdotal, fun-to-read text, this fascinating book is packed with the stories behind these and over 100 more inventions. "[An] entertaining volume of trivia." - Kirkus Reviews

A chemistry professor has invented the world’s first drug-sniffing car

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May 092016
 

Dr. Guido Verbeck created the prototype by equipping a silver 2015 Ford Fusion Energi hybrid sedan with an advanced mass spectrometer, and tested his invention by setting up a fake meth lab in a mobile home and emitting drug fumes through the vents.
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