Welcome to the fascinating world of accidental discoveries and technological advances. Throughout the ages, humanity has made countless breakthroughs and inventions, many of which have been the result of sheer luck and serendipity. From the invention of the microwave oven to the discovery of X-rays, these 12 major technological advances and discoveries are no exception to the rule.

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This list is a testament to the power of human ingenuity, and to the fact that sometimes the greatest discoveries are made by accident. We will look at how John O’Sullivan and his team revolutionized internet connection, the accidental discovery of a sweetener, the accidental invention of Scotchgard, the accidental invention of Teflon, Enrico Fermi’s lucky break with nuclear weapons, Albert Hoffman’s accidental acid trip, and Charles Goodyear’s accidental success with rubber. 

So, without further ado, let us take a look at the 12 major technological advances and discoveries that researchers stumbled upon by accident. Enjoy.

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