It has been said that every person has a least 1-million-dollar idea, and each year billions of dollars are spent on invention ideas.  But can something be invented by pure accident?  In 1862, a Detroit pharmacist, James Vernon, was working to create a new beverage to help soothe a person’s queasy stomach.  He was working on one mix, but then he was called to serve in the Civil War – he was gone for 4 years.  When he returned, he remembered his mix and decided to taste it – it had been in storage for 4 years.  It was good and had a sort of ginger taste to it – and it did work to calm an ailing queasy stomach.  What did James Vernon do?  He began selling the new mix as Vernor’s Ginger Ale.  Wow!