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10 Accidental Scientific Discoveries That Changed The World


From plastic and Corn flakes to matches and Penicillin, here is a list of top 10 accidental scientific discoveries that have had a big impact on our lives. Have a look!

10. Vulcanised Rubber

Vulcanised Rubber
Vulcanized rubber is an extremely important type of rubber, it’s used to make large array of things like tires, shoe soles and conveyor belts.

Interestingly, it was accidentally discovered in 1839 by a scientist named Charles Goodyear. He dropped the mixture of rubber, sulphur and lead on a hot stove, he found that the rubber hardened but was still usable. This is how world finally got a rubber resistant of both heat and cold.

The discovery of vulcanized rubber revolutionized the use and application of rubber, and changed the face of industrial world forever.

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