By Michael Smith, Eric Kasum
What have been they thinking?
Ever considering 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 the teeth 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 began wars, sunk international locations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced thousands, or even endangered the Earth.
- How a careworn chauffeur helped commence global warfare I
- How a Chicago White Sox online game helped hasten the death of disco
- The toad that almost ate Australia
- the main harmful youngsters video game ever invented
- And a lot more (of rather a lot less!)
Spanning politics, popular culture, style, activities, expertise, and extra, this irreverent and witty ebook is full of enjoyable images and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms became blundering mind farts-and the stunning affects our fake pas and foibles nonetheless have on us at the present time.
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100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity's Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts by Michael Smith, Eric Kasum