Download PDF by Michael Smith, Eric Kasum: 100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity's Thundering

By Michael Smith, Eric Kasum

ISBN-10: 1402293917

ISBN-13: 9781402293917

What have been they thinking?
Ever on account that Adam snacked at the forbidden fruit and used to be chased bare out of the backyard of Eden, mankind has bitten off a bevy of undesirable ideas.
From skinny-dipping Presidents to poisonous enamel fillings to making a song pop stars who cant hold a track, a hundred of the Worst principles in historical past is a party of humanitys historical—and frequently hysterical—missteps that experience all started wars, sunk nations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced hundreds of thousands, or even endangered the Earth.
Discover:
- How a careworn chauffeur helped commence global battle I
- How a Chicago White Sox online game helped hasten the death of disco
- The toad that just about ate Australia
- the main risky children video game ever invented
- And a lot more (of loads less!)
Spanning politics, popular culture, model, activities, know-how, and extra, this irreverent and witty ebook is filled with enjoyable pictures and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms became blundering mind farts-and the awesome affects our fake pas and foibles nonetheless have on us this day.

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After Why does history continue to ignore these dastardly deeds and lionize Columbus? The answer is unclear. But maybe, as M. N. indd 21 21 4/10/14 9:44 AM By George, That liBrary Book is 80,665 days late the Bad idea: Lend a book to President George Washington. the geniuses The New York Society Library the brainstorm 1789 Behind it: struCk: bring on the Blunder: He’s busy forging a dynamic new nation. He’s busy defining the American presidency. S. Army. He’s even busy meticulously remodeling his spacious Mount Vernon estate.

Rockets past Star Wars to become the highestgrossing film of its time, Reese’s Pieces sales blast off. Hershey’s Jack Dowd calls the placement “the biggest marketing coup in history. T. blunder, vows never to miss another high-flying placement opportunity. S. space shuttle astronauts eat M&M’s on subsequent missions. And on Spaceship One, the first privately financed manned space project, M&M’s float colorfully around the weightless cabin. after With the legendary success of Reese’s Pieces, the product placement industry soon enters hyperspace.

Indd 47 47 4/10/14 9:51 AM sMokey, Not Stirred the Bad idea: turn down the iconic role of 007 in the wildly popular James Bond film series. the genius Burt Reynolds the brainstorm 1972 Behind it: struCk: bring on the Blunder: Fresh from his star turn as the macho river adventurer Lewis in 1972’s best picture Oscar-nominee Deliverance—plus his buzzinducing, seminude spread in Cosmopolitan magazine—Burt Reynolds is the hottest actor in Hollywood. First in line for the most coveted parts, Reynolds is presented with the mother of all leading man roles: James Bond.

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