Recent Examples on the WebAs for inventions, accident and inadvertence played a role in the development of Post-it Notes and microwave heating.
Amanda Foreman, WSJ, 4 May 2018 The history of the game proceeded through intelligence, but also through inadvertence.
Jay Caspian Kang, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2017
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