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

By Michael Smith, Eric Kasum

What have been they thinking?
Ever due to the fact 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 teeth fillings to making a song pop stars who cant hold a song, a hundred of the Worst principles in background 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.
- How a harassed chauffeur helped begin global conflict I
- How a Chicago White Sox online game helped hasten the loss of life of disco
- The toad that just about ate Australia
- the main harmful kids video game ever invented
- And much more (of a lot less!)
Spanning politics, popular culture, style, activities, know-how, and extra, this irreverent and witty booklet is full of enjoyable pictures and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms changed into blundering mind farts-and the staggering affects our pretend pas and foibles nonetheless have on us this day.

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Screenwriter Melissa Mathison, only one candy could pique the sweet tooth of a cute, cuddly intergalactic visitor to our planet: the most popular candy on Earth—M&M’s. But when presented with this pioneering product placement opportunity, the space cadets at Mars, Inc. allow the idea to fizzle on the launch pad. “We don’t want an alien eating our candy,” they opine. indd 36 Michael N. T. producer Kathleen Kennedy, scrambling to find an M&M’s replacement, stumbles upon an obscure candy Hershey has been struggling to get off the ground for some time: Reese’s Pieces.

After Adding to his reputation for eccentricity, Cage claims he’s been stalked by a mysterious mime since making Bringing Out the Dead in 1999. indd 53 53 4/10/14 9:53 AM pete does his Best to avoid the long and winding road to superstardoM the Bad idea: Refuse to dress like, talk to, or generally fit in with your soon-to-be hugely popular bandmates. the genius Pete Best, drummer for the Quarrymen the brainstorm 1960 Behind it: struCk: bring on the Blunder: Years before the “do-your-own-thing” hippie zeitgeist comes into vogue, Pete Best is already traveling to the beat of a different drum.

Dumb Fast-forward two centuries. Matthew Haugen, archivist of the library, in 2010 stumbles upon dusty records that show Washington never returned the books. Turns out the father of our country has rung up the mother of all library fines: Adjusted for inflation over 221 years, it amounts to a whopping $300,000—quite possibly the largest penalty of its kind in history. after Notified of their patriarch’s malfeasance, staffers at Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, unable to locate either of the books, scour the world and locate an identical edition of The Law of Nations.

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