By Michael Smith, Eric Kasum
What have been they thinking?
Ever given 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 music, 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 pressured chauffeur helped begin international battle I
- How a Chicago White Sox video game helped hasten the dying of disco
- The toad that just about ate Australia
- the main harmful teenagers video game ever invented
- And much more (of lots less!)
Spanning politics, popular culture, model, activities, expertise, and extra, this irreverent and witty booklet is jam-packed with enjoyable images and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms changed into blundering mind farts-and the impressive affects our pretend pas and foibles nonetheless have on us this day.
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Head of 20th Century Fox. He loves the movie—and inquires about any other ideas Lucas might have for future films. to worse: luCk: Lucas introduces him to Luke, Leia, Han, Chewy, R2-D2, and the host of Star Wars characters now part of cinematic lore. Ladd eventually agrees to produce the movie, which ultimately earns $800 million in box oﬃce sales alone. ” Much, of course, to the chagrin of all those studio naysayers. indd 41 41 4/10/14 9:49 AM don’t tase Me, Bro— (and don’t sing to Me either) the Bad idea: Feature crime fighters with guns in their hands and a song in their hearts to create the musical tV drama Cop Rock.
A few years later, the library’s lending records go missing. And on December 14, 1799, Washington dies—having forgotten to return the literature he borrowed ten years earlier. 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.
In fact, a commonly accepted translation, allegedly audible at slower playback speed, reads: Louie, Louie—Oh no! Grab her way down low. Louie, Louie—Oh baby! Grab her way down low. A ﬁne little bitch, she waits for me, She gets her kicks on top of me. dumb Word of a government obscenity investigation surges sales of the record—produced for a mere $36—into the hundreds of thousands. Yet, after a two-and-a-half-year inquiry, the FBI drops the case. ” after An enduring party classic, the “scandalous, unholy” “Louie Louie” never reaches number-one status.
100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity's Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts by Michael Smith, Eric Kasum