Sunday, 4 November 2012

Accidental innovation: Saccharin

"Saccharin was discovered in 1879 when a research fellow at John Hopkins University found his bread extra sweet one night and figured that something in the lab must have followed him home. Incredibly, he set about to tasting nearly everything in his lab - and lived to find o-benzoic sulfimide".

Source: The Art of Innovation book, Tom Kelley, p150

No comments: