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

By Michael Smith, Eric Kasum

What have been they thinking?
Ever for the reason 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 music, a hundred of the Worst rules in background is a party of humanitys historical—and frequently hysterical—missteps that experience all started wars, sunk international locations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced hundreds of thousands, or even endangered the Earth.
- How a pressured chauffeur helped begin international conflict I
- How a Chicago White Sox video game helped hasten the loss of life of disco
- The toad that just about ate Australia
- the main harmful children video game ever invented
- And much more (of quite a bit less!)
Spanning politics, popular culture, model, activities, expertise, and extra, this irreverent and witty publication is full of enjoyable images and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms become blundering mind farts-and the awesome affects our fake pas and foibles nonetheless have on us this day.

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Soon, the Royal College challenges Dawson’s findings. dumb By the 1950s, as the discovery of Australopithecus africanus points to Africa as home to the earliest humans, scientists come to consider Piltdown a strange, disconnected evolutionary side road. Then, in 1953, Time magazine publishes evidence that the Piltdown Man fossil is actually constructed of a medieval human skull and the jaw of a five-hundredyear-old orangutan, each stained with chemicals to appear older. Piltdown, it’s revealed, has been a hoax.

No, they’re not railing against the nation’s escalating incursion into Vietnam. Or its inertia on the issue of civil rights. ” Michael N. Smith and Eric Kasum 4/10/14 9:48 AM from bad to worse: Written in the 1950s as a wistful, Caribbeaninfluenced tune about a man yearning for his girl, “Louie Louie” as originally penned in pigeon English by Richard Berry goes: Louie Louie, oh oh, me gotta go. Louie Louie, oh oh, me gotta go. Fine little girl, she waits for me. Me catch the ship, for cross the sea.

The extraterrestrial, out of hiding with a trail of yummy candies. T. 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.

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