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kleinbl00  ·  3059 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Upsalite, the “impossible material” was just invented. By mistake.

cyanoacrilate adhesive (crazy glue) was invented when Dow was trying to come up with a new plastic for jet fighter canopies. They brewed up some cyanoacrilate and put it in their $400,000 refractometer... which then proceeded to stick together.