WTF Fun Fact – Accidental Invention Of Saccharin

The first artificial sweetener Saccharin was discovered on accident when chemist Dr. Constantine Fahlberg forgot to wash his hands after work and tasted something “unspeakably sweet” during dinner. He stopped eating and returned to taste every beaker in his lab, which luckily for him contained nothing poisonous. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Constantin Fahlberg – Discovery of Saccharin (


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