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Three Accidental Inventions that You Never Would Have Imagined

One minute read. Written by Agastya Sharma, a grade 6 student (junior editor I Kid You Not).

Here are three of the weirdest mistakes in life without which are world would be..

By I Kid You Not , in Did You Know Facts to Know History Science , at April 11, 2020 Tags: , , , , ,

One minute read. Written by Agastya Sharma, a grade 6 student (junior editor I Kid You Not).

Here are three of the weirdest mistakes in life without which are world would be the blandest in the universe. Oh, right. We’re the only ones in the universe. Ah, just read it.

1.Potato chips

You wouldn’t believe me if I told you that this scrumptious snack was just a mistake by a chef in New York. George Crum was all of 29 years old when he was credited with this invention. Here’s the backstory. So, in 1853, George’s customers complained that the fries he made were not crispy enough. Annoyed that the people did not appreciate his hard work, he decided to slice the potatoes really thin, fry them in boiling oil and cover them with salt in an attempt to disappoint the customers. Instead, they went bonkers over the new recipe. Now, potato chips come in over a hundred new flavours from tomato to lemon.

2.Ice cream cones

Even this delicious treat that is acclaimed in the entire world was the outcome of a funny event that occurred in America. At the world fair in St. Louis in 1904, the ice cream booth was rushed as everyone was in the mood for ice cream, apparently. The rush was such that the stall ran out of cups for the ice cream. The stall next to it, run by Ernest Hamwi, was not so busy as no one was in the mood for the waffles he sold. As a kind gesture to his neighbour, Hamwi rolled his waffles into cones and gave them to the ice cream vendor. The vendor was delighted. And that is the story of the ice cream cone.

3.Coca-Cola

Yep, the drink that has most of us relieved of the heat in the summers was just a happy mistake by a pharmacist. John Pemberton was trying to find a cure for headaches (obviously, aspirin wasn’t a thing back then). He came up with a rather straightforward recipe. He mixed coca leaves and cola nuts and created a syrup. It went on the market in 1886. The syrup was supposed to be mixed with water, but a vendor made a mistake-thank him for that- and mixed soda in it by accident. And Coca-Cola was born.

These mistakes have proved to be priceless for us. Here’s a link for you all to watch the video that gave me the idea about this article.

Written by Agastya Sharma
Agastya is a grade 6 student who is passionate about reading and writing.

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