9. Harry Coover: Super Glue
Almost all of us have used super glue at one point or another in our lives. Well if you have, you can applaud American chemist Harry Coover for the discovery. The ironic thing is that Coover was attempting to create a clear plastic gun sight while using a chemical known as “cyanoacrylate”.
And after the experiment failed, he ended up with Super Glue. The concept was so popular that it resulted in two-billion in sales. Needless to say, it was one of the most profitable “accidents” of all time.
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