Posted By: Damien Fuentes /
From the Maui News (local paper)
Alexander Fleming found penicillin growing in a petri dish in the basement of St. Mary's Hospital in London.
Bryan Hiromoto discovered his plant growth enhancer in a bag of nutrients for mushrooms on his farm in Haiku.
The magnitudes of their discoveries vary greatly. Fleming won a Nobel Prize for bringing antibiotics to the world and saving lives. Hiromoto's work led to an organic solution that speeds up the metabolism of plants at the molecular level and enhances growth.
What they do have in common is a chance happening that led to their discoveries.
"It's kind of cool. . . . It's one of those things we found by accident," said Wesley Chun, chief science officer of Grower's Secret, the company that markets Hiromoto's discovery...