The old saying goes, "Lightning doesn't strike twice." And not only is that incorrect in the natural sense, but apparently it's way wrong in the metaphorical sense. Because, as it turns out, some of history's greatest ideas were not only thought up by two different people, they were thought up by two different people at pretty much at the exact same time.

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In 1953, the strong plastic material called polycarbonate was discovered by Dr. Daniel Fox of General Electric Co. just a week after Dr. Hermann Schne

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