Listen now (6 mins) | Imagine you met with an accident. You suffered minor injuries, including a bruised and swollen leg. Then, as you consult a doctor, they prescribe you surgery just to find out whether you have a broken leg or not! Sounds strange, right? Well, this was the case a hundred years back. Today medical science is capable of diagnosing a broken bone, a tumour, a swallowed object and much more without even touching the patient, all thanks to the discovery of X-rays. And what if we say this life-changing discovery was not an intentional one? Yes, X-rays were an accidental discovery. So come, let's explore the history behind this momentous event that revolutionised the fields of physics and medicine.