By Michael Smith, Eric Kasum
What have been they thinking?
Ever considering 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 enamel fillings to making a song pop stars who cant hold a track, a hundred of the Worst rules in heritage is a party of humanitys historical—and usually hysterical—missteps that experience begun wars, sunk international locations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced thousands, or even endangered the Earth.
- How a harassed chauffeur helped commence international struggle I
- How a Chicago White Sox video game helped hasten the dying of disco
- The toad that almost ate Australia
- the main risky young ones online game ever invented
- And much more (of loads less!)
Spanning politics, popular culture, style, activities, know-how, and extra, this irreverent and witty ebook is full of enjoyable photographs and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms became blundering mind farts-and the fabulous affects our pretend 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