A Man Thought Urine Had Gold In It Because Of Their Similar Colors! He Accidentally Created Phosphorus By Boiling It!
A man named Hennig Brand in 1669 was trying to make gold. He thought of the color of urine and thought that it might have gold in it because of their similar yellow colors. But boy, was he wrong!
When Hennig was trying to boil the urine, the heat due to the very high temperatures then turned the urine into phosphorus.
This was probably the weirdest way to discover an element and I bet Hennig brand didn’t think that it would be a famous element in science!
Because he didn’t want to reveal how he accidentally found phosphorus publically, he sold the idea and his workings to Johann Daniel Kraft and Kunckel Von Lowenstern.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz then thought that they could create the philosopher’s stone by producing a large amount of this phosphorus.