11 Surprising Accidental Scientific Discoveries

by Rakeem Nelson

Post-it Notes. Play-Doh. Penicillin. Some of the greatest (or most fun) discoveries in science have been completely accidental. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 50 percent of all scientific discoveries happen by chance. Or, is it something else?

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