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Invented By Mistake !!!

Lots of people have set to solve a problem and come up with a great invention. This quiz is about all those inventions that have happened by mistake. 9 Questions.

 
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1

Which medical wonder drug was discovered when Alexander Fleming accidentally left his experiments out on his workbench when he went on holiday?

  • Aspirin
  • Tamoxifen
  • Penicillin

2

Which sticky invention had its origin in country walks and has saved millions of schoolchildren from having to learn how to tie shoelaces?

  • Hook and eye
  • Sellotape
  • Velcro

3

Who discovered the process of vulcanization when he accidentally dropped rubber and sulphur onto a hot stove?

  • Charles Goodyear
  • Robert Bridgestone
  • John Macadam

4

Which household item was invented by accident during World War II whilst using radar to find a way to pinpoint German ammunition stores?

  • Induction hob
  • Microwave oven
  • Robot floor cleaner

5

What was invented when a doctor tried to improve the vegetarian diet of hospital patients?

  • Soy protein
  • Wheatgrass juice
  • Corn flakes

6

Who invented the chocolate chip cookie?

  • Otis Spunkmeyer
  • Ruth Wakefield
  • Kate Amos

7

Which medicinal soft drink was invented by John Pemberton?

  • Coca-Cola
  • Vimto
  • Dr Pepper

8

What children's favourite was invented when James Wright dropped boric acid into silicone oil?

  • Soft Stuff
  • Play-Doh
  • Silly Putty

9

And finally, what word means "the act of making fortunate discoveries by accident"?

  • Defenestration
  • Serendipity
  • Obfuscation

 

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