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!