Mistakes That Worked! (poll results)


Sooooo……I got this new book at the library today and it is called “Mistakes That Worked – 40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be” by Charlotte Foltz Jones.It is a very good book and while I have the book I am going to be posting some “Mistakes That Worked” and by that I mean summaries (LOLZ).Enjoy.
How the “Coca-Cola” came to be.Mistakes That Worked!

The date was May 8th,1886 and the Civil War had been over for 21 years and Grover Cleveland was the president at the time.In Atlanta,Georgia a pharmacist named John Pemberton wanted to invent something for people who imbibed (drank alcohol) too much.He had already invented “French Wine Coca-The Ideal Nerve Tonic,Health Restorer and Stimulant,””Lemon and Orange Elixir” and “Dr.Pemberton’s Indian Queen Magic Hair Dye.”Using a boat oar to stir Pemberton cooked up a mixture in a brass kettle over a heated fire.He thought he was about to created a new medicine to relieve exhaustion,aid the nervous,and soothe headaches.He took his new medicine to the Jacobs Pharmacy.He instructed his assistant to mix the medicine with water and chill it with ice.They tasted it and thought it was pretty good.The next time his assistant mixed it,he accidentally mixed it with carbonated water instead of plain water.They were excited when they tasted it and decided instead of a medicine it shall be a fountain drink as a substitute for root beer and ginger ale.They named it Coca-Cola after the coca leaves and cola nuts it contained.
Cool Fact:People in 155 countries drink 393 million Coca-Cola soft drinks every day!
How the “Slinky” came to be.Mistakes That Worked!

In 1943 during World War II,an engineer in the U.S. Navy was on a ship’s trial run.As he worked a torsion spring (may wanna search it) suddenly fell to the floor.As the ingenious (person who is clever,original and inventive) man watched the torsion spring flip-flopped.His name was Richard James and when he returned home he remembered how the spring flipped and flopped.Betty,his wife,and himself took a long steel ribbon tightly coiled into a spiral and production started in 1945.The “Slinky” became a toy that people have enjoyed for over 40 years by all ages.The only thing that has been changed to the original design is that they now crimp the ends because of a safety hazard(they color them now too lolz).Betty James,his wife,is now the company president and they ae still selling the “slinky” worldwide!

Like them?More to come.

P.S.I got a book called “10 things to do before i die” by Daniel Ehrenhaft and I have now finished the 218 (I think) paged book.I also got the book featured above and the AWESOMENESS “Breaking Dawn” book by Stephenie Meyer! I CANT WAIT UNTIL I READ IT.
P.S.S.I hate Selena Gomez.We are allowed to get out magazines now from the school library and there was a section about how Taylor Lautner sent Selena Gomez a single rose!AHHHHHHH!!! 

Poll Results!

Here are the poll results to the poll “Do you eat seafood?”

Yes- 17 votes
Only a couple- 11 votes
Why would you eat stuff from the sea?- 5 votes
EWWW- 4 votes
No- 2 votes

Therefore most of the people who visit my site like seafood!(I voted yes)



13 Responses to “Mistakes That Worked! (poll results)”

  1. sony24dah Says:

    i have read all the stephenie’s books and the cool thing is that eclipse the movie is coming out next june and my bday is in june and my name is stephanie so yea! I LOVE BRAKING DAWN!! And rennesme is so cute! i hate sefood!

    shyshy6510: WHO IS RENEEESME!? dont tell me!!!!!!!!!! LOLZ.Anyways yep and New Moon is supposed to come out November 20th if I got he dates right.And cool your name is stephanie (might be spelled wrong) awesomeness!

  2. Dexter333 Says:

    i boycott coca-cola but anyway cool to know!

  3. bubba1960 Says:

    Also my favorite color is not on the list! Its turquisoe

    shyshy6510: which is green and blue mixed but turqoise is considered blue more or less.therefore it would be blue.

  4. bubba1960 Says:

    I mean’t that i hate pepsi

    GO COKE!

    shyshy6510: ewww i hate dark drinks.GOOOOOO SPRITE!

  5. drkshadow17 Says:

    yea, eclipse is going to become a movie nxt year summer. ISNT SELENA GOMEZ GOING OUT WIT NICK JONAS??? i h8 her now………..FEEL MY RATH!! GRR!!!

    shyshy6510: IDK but I hate selena Gomez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Isabella7426 Says:

    shyshy, will u work for my site? I really really need a author 😦

    shyshy6510: i am very sorry , but no I will not work for your site I am a terrible author,admin,contributor,and editor I always forget to do things.It would be negative for me to join.

  7. ::βrꆆ:: Says:

    wha u mena its random that i care? does that mean u think i neva care about anything and its random that i am starting to? well, i do care about our friendship and more than that, way more lol, and just u lol, ur not important… lol JKz JK JK 😛

    shyshy6510: Umm and yeah seeing your the one who called me a “Cheater…” , but that is old news and I don’t wanna start another arguement out of it therefore I guess we could be friends and FYI I am very important in the eyes of many whether you said “…lol JKz JK JK :P” or not you should know.

  8. ::βrꆆ:: Says:

    lolz, i didnt mean it, i guess u r! 😉 oh and great, i cant wait to see ur pic for my contest

    shyshy6510: it is a randomness picture and thanks

  9. gardenax Says:

    Who’s dark shadow

    shyshy6510: she owns crazyflyingmonkeys.wordpress.com

  10. bubba1960 Says:

    Hey shyshy,
    PLEASE let me back on your site! No offence but your dont useually post club penguin stuff. I could post that and u post other awsome stuff like this! Pleese just think about it!

    shyshy6510: noperz you see my header?? RANDOM!!!!!!!!!! Plus I have many CP side pages that I always update

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