December 19 – discover

December 19, 2019 =========

☆  discover 発見する


The word serendipity can be used to describe the “happy accidents” when someone discovers something by accident. For example, the Post-It note was discovered when the 3M employee developed a glue that was too weak for its actual purpose, so people started using it as a sticky bookmark instead!

As a young boy, Frank Epperson discovered how to make popsicles (ice-candy) after leaving his water and powdered soda mix outside in the cold San Francisco winter.

Do you know of any people in Japan who have discovered things by accident that could be considered a serendipitous happy accident?