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Safety glass was invented by accident

In 1903, the French chemist Edouard Benedictus accidentally dropped a glass flask filled with nitrocellulose. The glass was cracked but not shattered into small pieces. Upon further investigation, Benedictus produced the first safety glass windshields of modern type to reduce the number of victims in the road accidents.