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5th Mar '16 3:09:08 PM nombretomado
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* The material that became CaptainAmerica's circular shield was created accidentally during an experiment to merge vibranium and an iron alloy. An unknown catalyst entered the mixture while the scientist overseeing it was asleep.

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* The material that became CaptainAmerica's ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's circular shield was created accidentally during an experiment to merge vibranium and an iron alloy. An unknown catalyst entered the mixture while the scientist overseeing it was asleep.
27th Feb '16 10:22:49 AM LadyJaneGrey
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Sister trope to FreakLabAccident which [[SuperHero gives people powers]] rather than creating and changing technological pieces. See also InstantAIJustAddWater.

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Sister trope to FreakLabAccident which [[SuperHero gives people powers]] rather than creating and changing technological pieces. See also InstantAIJustAddWater.
InstantAIJustAddWater and AccidentalDiscovery.
20th Feb '16 7:21:20 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* More like a "Cataclysmic Malfunction", but the monstrous villain Chemo was created this way. Originally it was a plastic vessel used by scientist Ramsey Norton to dispose of the chemical by-products from his failed experiments, built in the shape of a man to remind him of his failures. One day (ironically, the day he planned to empty it) he dumped the remnants of a failed growth formula in the vessel, accidentally causing it to double in size and coming to life. After killing Norton and destroying the lab, it lumbered forth with no purpose but to destroy, fighting numerous heroes, including ComicBook/TheMetalMen and ComicBook/{{Superman}}.

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* More like a "Cataclysmic Malfunction", but the monstrous villain Chemo was created this way. Originally it was a plastic vessel used by scientist Ramsey Norton to dispose of the chemical by-products from his failed experiments, built in the shape of a man to remind him of his failures. One day (ironically, the day he planned to empty it) he dumped the remnants of a failed growth formula in the vessel, accidentally causing it to double in size and coming to life. After killing Norton and destroying the lab, it lumbered forth with no purpose but to destroy, fighting numerous heroes, including ComicBook/TheMetalMen the ComicBook/MetalMen and ComicBook/{{Superman}}.
20th Feb '16 7:20:45 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Uhm, {{Spider Man}}s origin. For those who don't know about it, he was visiting a demonstration at his school of a strange type of radiation, when a spider got caught in it; it crawled on his arm, bit him, and the next thing he knew, he had the speed, strength, and agility, proportionately, of a spider.
* More like a "Cataclysmic Malfunction", but the monstrous villain Chemo was created this way. Originally it was a plastic vessel used by scientist Ramsey Norton to dispose of the chemical by-products from his failed experiments, built in the shape of a man to remind him of his failures. One day (ironically, the day he planned to empty it) he dumped the remnants of a failed growth formula in the vessel, accidentally causing it to double in size and coming to life. After killing Norton and destroying the lab, it lumbered forth with no purpose but to destroy, fighting numerous heroes, including ComicBook/TheMetalMen and ComicBook/{{Superman}}.
8th Feb '16 5:19:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', Flint hooks up his machine to the town's power station to give it enough electricity to create food from water. Instead, the extra power makes the machine take off like a rocket and start orbiting in the lower stratosphere, creating food that comes down in showers using moisture from the clouds. Later, being [[PhlebotinumBreakdown overworked]] makes the machine start overmutating the food and it eventually [[InstantAIJustAddWater gains sentience]].
* Invoked in an episode of ''TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', where Robotnik explicitly says that the creation of his "Super-Genius Program" was a million-to-one shot - and after the program is stolen and he orders his computer to make it again, the computer has to remind him of exactly this fact (which he said himself not five minutes before!).

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* In ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', Flint hooks up his machine to the town's power station to give it enough electricity to create food from water. Instead, the extra power makes the machine take off like a rocket and start orbiting in the lower stratosphere, creating food that comes down in showers using moisture from the clouds. Later, being [[PhlebotinumBreakdown overworked]] makes the machine start overmutating the food and it eventually [[InstantAIJustAddWater gains sentience]].
* Invoked in an episode of ''TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', where Robotnik explicitly says that the creation of his "Super-Genius Program" was a million-to-one shot - and after the program is stolen and he orders his computer to make it again, the computer has to remind him of exactly this fact (which he said himself not five minutes before!).
8th Feb '16 5:19:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens in the 1984 film ''ElectricDreams'': the hero, Miles, spills champagne on his PC while it is plugged into his company's megacomputer, causing his computer (of course!) [[InstantAIJustAddWater to come to life]].

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* Happens in the 1984 film ''ElectricDreams'': ''Film/ElectricDreams'': the hero, Miles, spills champagne on his PC while it is plugged into his company's megacomputer, causing his computer (of course!) [[InstantAIJustAddWater to come to life]].



* ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' - Professor Chronotis' time machine seems to be in a strange relationship with the telephone system. After he has his phone repaired, the time machine is inoperable too.

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* ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' - Professor Chronotis' time machine seems to be in a strange relationship with the telephone system. After he has his phone repaired, the time machine is inoperable too.
4th Dec '15 1:28:33 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* As explained in the opening credits of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', the eponymous heroines were born when [[DitzyGenius Professor Untonium]] accidentally spilled [[{{Unobtainium}} Chemical X]] into his mixture of Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice. (Although, a later episode would reveal there was more to it than that.)
1st Jul '15 5:44:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan'', it's implied that someone spilling a cup of coffee on a control panel resulted in uncontrolled but permanent invisibility, in a lab whose research had ''nothing to do with invisibility''.

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* In ''MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan'', ''Literature/MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan'', it's implied that someone spilling a cup of coffee on a control panel resulted in uncontrolled but permanent invisibility, in a lab whose research had ''nothing to do with invisibility''.
28th May '15 10:02:50 AM Willbyr
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* In ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' the tachikomas [[spoiler: become sapient due to an imperfection on one of their circuit boards caused by Bateau giving his "personal" takioma natural oil which corroded part of it. This tachikoma induced sapience in the others when their AI's were synchronized.]] They did try that with the fujikomas, yet that did not work. They never quite figured the reason out.

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* In ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' the tachikomas [[spoiler: become sapient due to an imperfection on one of their circuit boards caused by Bateau giving his "personal" takioma natural oil which corroded part of it. This tachikoma induced sapience in the others when their AI's were synchronized.]] They did try that with the fujikomas, yet that did not work. They never quite figured the reason out.
28th Dec '14 4:39:46 PM ManCalledTrue
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* Engineers at 3M were not initially happy to discover their efforts at making an improved adhesive were weak enough to be pulled away by hand. Then one of them, tired of having the bookmarks in his church hymnal fall out, added some of the weak adhesive to it. And that's why we have Post-It Notes.
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