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25 Accidental Inventions That Changed The World

Not long ago we came to you with 25 inventions that changed our way of life. Well, we're back, but this time we're only concerned with those inventions that no one actually intended to invent. So, from dynamite to Penicillin these are the top 25 accidental inventions that changed the world.

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How inventions change history (for better and for worse) - Kenneth C. Davis

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-inventions-change-history-for-better-and-for-worse-kenneth-c-davis Invented in 1793, the cotton gin changed history for good and bad. By allowing one field hand to do the work of 10, it powered a new industry that brought wealth and power to the American South -- but, tragically, it also multiplied and prolonged the use of slave labor. Kenneth C. Davis lauds innovation, while warning us of unintended consequences.

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