New PDF release: 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 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 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 nations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced thousands, or even endangered the Earth.
Discover:
- How a stressed chauffeur helped commence international battle I
- How a Chicago White Sox online game helped hasten the loss of life of disco
- The toad that almost ate Australia
- the main harmful children online game ever invented
- And much more (of lots less!)
Spanning politics, popular culture, type, activities, know-how, and extra, this irreverent and witty booklet is full of enjoyable pictures and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms become blundering mind farts-and the remarkable affects our pretend pas and foibles nonetheless have on us this day.

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And Johnson’s “killer” chickens out. indd 19 19 4/10/14 9:44 AM Sure, he was a Murdering Marauder, but At Least we get a day oFF the Bad idea: Columbus day. S. indd 20 Michael N. Smith and Eric Kasum 4/10/14 9:44 AM bring on the Blunder: Alleged fact: Christopher Columbus is the discoverer of America. Actual fact: Eric the Red discovers it five hundred years prior. And let’s not forget the Native Americans who happened upon our continent thousands of years before the Europeans arrived. Alleged fact: Columbus benevolently engages the indigenous people he encounters.

6 million. But what he really needs—above all other worldly possessions—is a 67-million-year-old dinosaur skull. So Raising Arizona star Nicholas Cage raises the auction ante and outbids fellow thespian Leonardo DiCaprio to snare the prehistoric relic for $276,000. from bad to worse: Boneheaded move, right? But here’s where the dino dung hits the fan: Cage already owes the government over $6 million in back taxes. And his bizarre public pirouette into paleontology has helped incur the wrath of the IRS.

In rapid succession, she then loses custody of her children, is remanded to a psych ward, and is famously photographed getting out of a car open-legged and bare-crotched. 5 million for Circus in 2008. Despite all of her ups and downs—or maybe because of them—her album Femme Fatale opens at number one on the Billboard 200 ranking in 2011. indd 45 45 4/10/14 9:50 AM Look, Dear, Charlie Chaplin dropped By for a sleepover the Bad idea: Break into a strange home and take a nap on a kid’s bed. the genius Actor Robert Downey Jr.

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