In 1915, John Van Wormer invented paper milk cartons after dropping a bottle of milk one morning. The bottle broke spilling the milk everywhere. That annoyance was enough for Van Wormer to come up with the idea…..talk about making your anger work for you, this is awesome. This guy was literally so pissed, that he came up with something so that it could never happen again. LOVE IT!...he pretty much revolutionized the milk industry. It took him about 10 years to come up with a patent for his cartons, but once he started making them, his factory produced about 20,000,000 cartons a day!