A splatter of goo on a scientist's shoe and the world gets Scotchgard. Potato chips were first cooked by a chef who was furious at a customer who complained that his fried potatoes were not thin enough. Coca-Cola, Silly Putty, X rays, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. Discover the haphazard beginnings of 40 products we now take for granted. Hilariously illustrated and filled with fun facts and fascinating anecdotes, these tales of mishaps gone right prove that sometimes accident is the mother of invention. Recommended for ages 8 to adult.