10 Of The Greatest Discoveries Made By Accident



Popsicles

Popsicles are every child’s favorite summer frozen treat, but they were once nothing more than a simple dream. Back in 1905, Frank Epperson, an 11-year-old, created the frozen popsicle, but kept it secret for 18 years before he could become rich off of them.

Artificial Sweetener

While most people may argue the invention of artificial sweetener is a bad thing for the human race, most people will agree it was well worth the accident. In 1965, James M. Schlatter, a chemist who worked at G.D. Searle & Company, was producing an anti-ulcer medication. The resulting work, however, led him to a sweetener.