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Plastic was invented when the inventor's was trying to create a substitute for shellac. 01:03
In 1927, a pharmacist tried to get dried chemicals off his stirring stick and it burst into flames—inventing the strikeable match. 04:21
When 9th century Chinese alchemists were trying to make an elixir for eternal life, they invented gunpowder. 05:13