By Michael Smith, Eric Kasum
What have been they thinking?
Ever when you consider that Adam snacked at the forbidden fruit and was once 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 song, a hundred of the Worst principles in heritage is a party of humanitys historical—and usually hysterical—missteps that experience began wars, sunk nations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced thousands, or even endangered the Earth.
- How a harassed chauffeur helped begin international struggle I
- How a Chicago White Sox video game helped hasten the dying of disco
- The toad that almost ate Australia
- the main risky youngsters video game ever invented
- And much more (of quite a bit less!)
Spanning politics, popular culture, style, activities, know-how, and extra, this irreverent and witty booklet is jam-packed with enjoyable photographs and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms changed into blundering mind farts-and the wonderful affects our pretend pas and foibles nonetheless have on us this present day.
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From bad Example: The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962. S. places one hundred nuclear missiles in Europe, close enough to strike Moscow. The USSR responds by secretly sending the same to Cuba, mere minutes by missile from Washington, DC. President John F. Kennedy’s military advisors urge him to push the button, thereby launching a preemptive strike against the Cuban missile installations. dumb Instead, Kennedy waits, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev flinches, and neither man’s itchy finger touches the button.
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100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity's Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts by Michael Smith, Eric Kasum