10 Items That Were Invented Due To War

The Microwave Oven

The Microwave Oven was a mistake invention created during World War II when a researcher was actually working on radar technology. The researcher discovered the heating abilities of focused micro-waves when he noticed a chocolate bar in his pocket had started to melt more quickly than normal. Working for Raytheon, he took his discovery to his bosses and the company produced the first microwave oven in 1947.

The Slinky

Like Silly Putty, this device, which eventually became a child’s toy was created during World War II. The tool was eventually thought to be a tool that could be used to to stabilize shipments of fragile items such as munitions. When the creator saw the slink fall to the ground and continue moving, he thought about the applications as a novelty.