New PDF release: 100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity's Thundering

By Michael N. Smith

ISBN-10: 1402293933

ISBN-13: 9781402293931

What have been they thinking?

Ever considering the fact 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 can't hold a track, 100 of the Worst principles in History is a party of humanity's historical—and usually hysterical—missteps that experience all started wars, sunk international locations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced thousands, or even endangered the Earth.


• How a careworn chauffeur helped commence international battle I

• Who became down the best product placement chance in Hollywood history

• How a Chicago White Sox video game helped hasten the dying of disco

• The toad that almost ate Australia

• the main harmful children's online game ever invented

• And much more (of quite a bit less!)

Spanning politics, popular culture, style, activities, know-how, and extra, this irreverent and witty booklet is filled with enjoyable photographs and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms become blundering mind farts—and the mind-blowing affects our pretend pas and foibles nonetheless have on us this present day.

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Soon, the pop group Milli Vanilli is born. One problem: Neither Rob nor Fab can sing. To cover that rather glaring deficiency, Farian secretly hires professional vocalists to record all Milli Vanilli songs—and directs Rob and Fab to lip-synch to these recordings whenever performing live. from bad Milli Vanilli takes off like a hip-hopping missile. Then, just as quickly, the missile explodes. At a 1989 MTV live concert, Rob and Fab are lip-synching and gyrating to their monster hit “Girl You Know It’s True” when the recording skips—forcing them to repeat the same line of the song over and over.

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And on Spaceship One, the first privately financed manned space project, M&M’s float colorfully around the weightless cabin. after With the legendary success of Reese’s Pieces, the product placement industry soon enters hyperspace. Today, it continues to grow at a rate in excess of traditional print and broadcast advertising, rising over 145 percent between 2006 and 2011 alone. ” the geniuses Behind it: Attorney General Robert Kennedy and FBI Director J. indd 38 For months, irate parents, religious groups, and moral leaders have demanded government action.

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