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By Michael Smith, Eric Kasum

ISBN-10: 1402293917

ISBN-13: 9781402293917

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 the teeth fillings to making a song pop stars who cant hold a song, a hundred of the Worst principles in heritage is a party of humanitys historical—and usually hysterical—missteps that experience began wars, sunk nations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced hundreds of thousands, or even endangered the Earth.
Discover:
- How a burdened chauffeur helped commence international conflict I
- How a Chicago White Sox online game helped hasten the dying of disco
- The toad that almost ate Australia
- the main harmful children online game ever invented
- And a lot more (of quite a bit less!)
Spanning politics, popular culture, model, activities, expertise, and extra, this irreverent and witty booklet is filled with enjoyable images and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms changed into blundering mind farts-and the extraordinary affects our pretend pas and foibles nonetheless have on us at the present time.

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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 quirky tune, unintelligibly covered in 1963 after a raucous night of partying by Oregon’s the Kingsmen, soon rockets up the Top 40 charts.

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 quirky tune, unintelligibly covered in 1963 after a raucous night of partying by Oregon’s the Kingsmen, soon rockets up the Top 40 charts.

After In the years that follow, failed computer chips, flights of geese, software problems, and misidentified weather balloons prompt nuclear launch decision-makers to reach for the button. As of this writing, Armageddon (other than in the form of a bad Michael Bay movie) has not yet arrived. indd 27 27 4/10/14 9:45 AM The Midnight of walk paul revere the Bad idea: Credit the wrong man with alerting american colonists to an imminent British invasion. indd 28 Michael N. Smith and Eric Kasum 4/10/14 9:45 AM bring on the Blunder: Every schoolkid knows Longfellow’s classic poem that begins: “Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere…” But hold your horses!

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