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Top 10 Accidental Scientific Discoveries

The ten most important discoveries that happened by mistake.

10. Pacemaker (1958) http://invention.smithsonian.org/cent…

9. Saccharin (1878) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saccharin

8. Safety Glass (1903) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_g…

7. Vulcanized Rubber (1839) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_…

6. Microwave Oven (1945) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microwav…

5. Dynamite (1867) http://www.baylor.edu/content/service…

4. Anesthesia (1842) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anesthes…

3. X-rays (1896) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray

2. Nuclear Fission (1934) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_…

1. Penicillin (1928) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penicillin

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