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Accidental Inventions ATOS 5.6

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Accidental Inventions

What do the Popsicle®, chocolate chip cookies, and the Slinky® have in common? They were all mistakes that worked. Many of these products were created by people who were trying to develop something else. And in some cases they were simply a big oops! Take the Popsicle® invented by 11-year old Frank Epperson in 1905. Frank had been busy experimenting on his porch with powdered soda and water which he kept stirring together with a stick. He forgot about his experiment and left it outside overnight. The next morning he was amazed to find that it had frozen. He called his frozen treat an Epsicle but later the name was changed to Popsicle®.

Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite in many lunches. In the 1930s, no one had ever heard of this cookie until Ruth Graves Wakefield made them. Ruth was the owner of the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts. One day she wanted to make cookies but she had run out of baker's chocolate. Ruth decided to cut up a regular chocolate bar and add it to the dough. When she took the cookies out of the oven she discovered that the chocolate bits were the same shape as when she put them in the oven, only a bit softer. Chocolate maker Nestle began printing her recipe on their packaging.

In 1943, a US naval engineer was trying to develop a spring. The spring would be used on ships to stabilize equipment. The engineer's name was Richard James. One of his springs fell off his work space. It kept moving. James thought it would make an excellent toy. The toy debuted in 1945, James called it the 'slinky'. He sold over 400 in 90 minutes. If you want to invent something, first think of a problem. Then write down ways you can solve it. Your problem could lead to an incredible invention.

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