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Happy accidents: Inventions that prove mistakes aren’t always a bad thing

Some of history’s most life-changing inventions (and a classic toy) have come from those aiming for one thing and discovering another. Under different circumstances, these experiments could have been …
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Happy birthday goon! As the classic Aussie invention of the cask wine turns 50 – the top 10 best boxes on offer are revealed

As the classic Australian invention of the cask wine turns 50 this year, the best goon bags on offer are revealed. Many of us associate drinking from a shiny silver bladder as our cheap and nasty introduction to wine in our clueless youth – however casks …
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Happy birthday, New England Journal of Medicine! – Boston Globe

In 1819, French physician René Laennec published a description of the cacophony of sick lungs, deciphered with his new invention: the stethoscope. Some 18 months later, doctors in New England read about his discoveries, delivered across the sea …
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Little feet get happy – shoe maestro John Karandonis’ last stand – Daily Telegraph

Karandonis, or “Papou” to his grandchildren, has secured patents in 23 countries for his new invention – expected to go into production next year. Farewelling the adult shoe market now flooded with cheap imports, Karandonis said his business had suffered …
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