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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2023 7:46 p.m. PST

"A mistake is usually best avoided, but fortunately for most of us most of the time, the consequences of our mistakes are minor. Every now and then, however, a mistake comes along that changes history for better or for worse. Christopher Columbus, for example, wouldn't have set sail in 1492 if not for a math mistake. Decaf coffee was discovered by accident, and the use of tea bags first became widespread because of a misunderstanding. Below are twenty five things about those and other relatively small mistakes that changed the course of history…"

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