Inside Inventors Digest: Harry Coover’s “Sticky” Situation

Inside Inventors Digest: Harry Coover’s “Sticky” Situation

“Just inventing something is not the whole story, by a long shot.” – Harry Coover

Oh no!?You’ve just broken something. How are you going to fix it? What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Two words…?Super Glue.?

You may know that Harry Coover invented?Super Glue. You may have even heard that what we now regard as a standard household product?was actually created by a “happy accident.” What you don’t know is that there’s more to Coover’s story. What many failed to report is that a serious accident nearly prevented Coover from turning 17 when his car was hit by a train at a railroad crossing.

When Coover awoke from a coma that lasted for well over a month, he never remembered what happened, or anything in his life before the accident. “Serendipity gave me a second chance,” Coover once told the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation.

Learn more about Coover’s story by checking out “Serendipity Shaped Life of the Super Glue Inventor” in Inventors Digest.

Harry Coover and the Super Glue Story