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Thanks to Phil Dourado for this question:

What do the elements of this list have in common?

Anesthesia

Cellophane

cholesterol lowering drugs

cornflakes

dynamite

the ice cream soda

Ivory soap

artificial sweeteners

nylon

Penicillin

photography

Rayon

PVC

Smallpox vaccine

stainless steel

Teflon

Answer: all discovered by accident. Hmm. I wonder how many organisations that claim to want innovation have thought about how they react to accidents?

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