Accidents happen. And, sometimes those accidents lead to world-changing inventions, like penicillin, cheese and (mankind's most critical invention) Silly Putty. On today's podcast, Cracked editors Jack O'Brien, Dan O'Brien and Soren Bowie talk about the cock-ups that led to huge revelations. If it weren't for filthy ol' Europeans believing bathing was a tool of the devil, a whole continent of Native Americans wouldn't have died out. If it weren't for a madman trying to find testicles in frog's legs, we wouldn't know how nerves work.
The prominent philosophers The Righteous Brothers once warned...
Watching movies like 'Speed' and 'The Negotiator,' you get the sense that talking a bad guy out of a hostage situation is a lot like being a Jedi.