The Invention Nobody Wanted That Became One of the Top Selling Office Products of All Time by Today I Found Out   4 months ago

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There were actually two accidents that lead to the invention of the Post-It note. The first was by Spencer Silver. According to the former Vice President of Technical Operations for 3M Geoff Nicholson (now retired), in 1968, Silver was working at 3M trying to create super strong adhesives for use in the aerospace industry in building planes. Instead of a super strong adhesive, though, he accidentally managed to create an incredibly weak, pressure sensitive adhesive agent called Acrylate Copolymer Microspheres.

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http://www.snopes.com/business/origins/post-it.asp
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https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-174239158/stock-photo-sticky-note-post-it-board-office
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