10 Accidental Scientific Discoveries That Changed The World
10. Vulcanised Rubber
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.