Ironic Moments From Modern History

Liquid Paper Inventor Was Fired For Typo

14. Liquid Paper Inventor Was Fired For Typo

In 1956, Bette Nesmith Graham’s inventive genius gave the world the very first correction fluid, that now goes by the name Liquid Paper. This handy little liquid lets you whiteout any typos of errors, saving countless papers from being reprinted.

So it’s amusing to find out that Graham was asked to leave from her secretarial job for a typo! At the time, she was already working on her invention at home after work, so the firing was actually a blessing in disguise. It allowed her to devote all her time to honing and bringing her invention to the market. Funny how things work out, eh?
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