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3 Accidental Inventions that changed the World | Mocomi


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3 Accidental Inventions that changed the World | Mocomi

Read about the accidental invention of a vulcanized rubber, fireworks and play dough.

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3 Accidental Inventions that changed the World | Mocomi

  1. 1. Eharles Goodyear was looking for ways to make rubber easier to work with and more resistant to heat and cold. [lne day. while turning the lights off, he spilled a mixture of rubber, sulphur and lead onto a hot stove. The mixture was charred but was not completely ruined. [loodyear noticed that the mixture had hardened and had become quite usable. He used this technique (now known as vulcanization) to fortify the strength of rubber. Today, vulcanized rubber is used in the tyres of our cars, our spurts shoes. etc. i:1:| I:. All those fireworks that you see were discovered by a Chinese cook somewhere around 2l]l]ll years ago. We really do not know what he was trying to invent when he accidentally mixed to- gether some common kitchen items like char- coal. sulphur. and saltpetre and compressed them in a bamboo tube. Q 4 When this concoction was brought near - .341 the flames. it exploded into multi-colour~ Q 4;‘: '- ed fireworks and though the cook did not J’ 11' C’ / ’ if recipe. he certainly gave the world the W ‘ get any credit for inventing any new fl basic concept of manufacturing fire- works. Play Duh. was actually a material invented to clean houses. Earlier, coal was commonly used to heat homes. This left dark stains of soot on the walls. Noah and Joseph McVicker of Kutol Products. an American soap manufacturing com- pany. created a dough-like material to rub the soot off the walls. With the advent of cooking gas, coal was phased out and only a few people needed Kutol's cleaning product. In the early lH5[ls, Joseph McVicker learnt that his sister. a schoolteacher. was using his material as modelling dough in her classroom. Soon, his com- pany started marketing their nontoxic creation as a children's toy material and started earning mega bucks. “"9"” Visit mocomi. com for more cool stuff! Copyn'ght© 2015 Mocomi 8. Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.