Miscellany and Trivia

Anecdotes about accidental discoveries that changed the world – Five

 

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Botox

Inventors: Alastair and Jean Carruthers

Year: 1987

What Happened: The couple were using small doses of a deadly toxin to treat ‘crossed eyes’ eyelid spasms and other eye-muscle disorders when they noticed an interesting side effect.

Big Discovery: Wrinkles magically disappeared.

As a Result: The expressionless face became the ‘it’ look, thanks to Botox.

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