Scothguard - created by messing over tennis shoes - the Awesome World of Things

Patsy Sherman together with Samuel Smith invented Scotchgard while an employees of the 3M corporation. An accidental spill of a fluorochemical rubber on an assistant’s tennis shoe was the beginning to the invention of the product. After exhaustive attempts to remove the spill failed, Sherman moved her intention from removing the spill to using the spill as a protectant from spills.

Read more about Scotchguard over at LinkedIn here.