A lot of scientific inventions that you enjoy today are a result of deliberate planning, organizing, and intense research. But, you also have to take into account that when it comes to inventions - some people simply got lucky. An 11-year-old boy didn't wake up thinking he'd give the world the gift of a popsicle, and a sick man munching on an old tree would introduce us to the first anti-malaria drug, Quinine.
Call it a fluke or the will of God, here are some more examples of how science, on some days, decided to sway in the favor of humanity.
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