16 Products That Were Invented by Accident

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We all make mistakes every day: Dropped things, wrong turns, lost items, misspelled words. Most of those mistakes are quickly forgotten, and we move on.

But sometimes, mistakes turn out to be happy accidents. Throughout history, decisions and actions that seemed like errors at the time have occasionally turned into wonderful discoveries. Or, in some cases, products that seemed to have outlived their welcome found a new life as something else entirely.

Think of these scenarios the next time you goof up. Perhaps your slip-up is actually a blessing in disguise.

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