Serendipity

Posted: October 17, 2013 in Humour

Bill's Musings

serendipity-unexpected

In life, things happen for reasons often unexplained or accidental. Take the discovery of penicillin, for example. Arguably one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century, it wasn’t exactly what Sir Alexander Fleming was looking for, yet, with some perseverance and intelligence, mixed with some luck, we have been combating infection everywhere.

We all have the potential to discover something totally unique through ingenuity and determination. Teflon was discovered by someone trying to make a new refrigerant, and 16 years later, some guy’s wife implored him to try some on a frying pan, and voila: Tefal was born. The microwave oven was discovered because a man’s chocolate bar melted in his pocket while walking by a radar tube at the labs of Raytheon. He then put a bowl of un-popped popcorn in front of the tube, and the rest is history. Of course, he also went on…

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