Whoops! The 10 Greatest (Accidental) Inventions of All Time

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits,” Thomas Edison once said. But is hustling all it takes? Is progress always deliberate? Sometimes genius arrives not by choice—but by chance. Below are our ten favorite serendipitous innovations.

Launch the gallery for the full illustrated list

httpswww.popsci.comsitespopsci.comfilesimport2013importPopSciArticlesgizmodo-syndication-logo_0.jpg

Gizmodo is the world’s most fun technology website, focused on gadgets and how they make our lives better, worse, and more absurd.