Accidental Inventions That Changed the World says Sachin Karpe

Inventions, Sachin Karpe

Lots of the things we rely on to cure our diseases, cook our meals, and sweeten our days weren’t deliberately designed. Instead, they were a happy accident. Ironically, Fleming was searching for a “wonder drug” that could cure diseases. However, it wasn’t until Fleming threw away his experiments that he found what he was looking for. One day in 1928, Fleming noticed that a contaminated Petri dish he had discarded contained a mold that was dissolving all the bacteria around it. When he grew the mold by itself, he learned that it contained a powerful antibiotic — penicillin — used to treat ailments ranging from syphilis to tonsillitis. In 1885, Atlanta banned the sale of alcohol, so Pemberton created
a purely coca-based version of the syrup to be mixed with carbonated water and drank as a soda. The result was a perfect beverage for the temperance era — a “brain tonic” called Coca Cola says Sachin Karpe

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