By Michael Smith, Eric Kasum
What have been they thinking?
Ever considering 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 enamel 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 begun wars, sunk nations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced hundreds of thousands, or even endangered the Earth.
- How a pressured chauffeur helped begin global battle I
- How a Chicago White Sox video game helped hasten the dying of disco
- The toad that just about ate Australia
- the main risky children online game ever invented
- And a lot more (of loads less!)
Spanning politics, popular culture, type, activities, know-how, and extra, this irreverent and witty booklet is filled with enjoyable pictures and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms became blundering mind farts-and the astounding affects our pretend pas and foibles nonetheless have on us this present day.
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Smith and Eric Kasum 4/10/14 9:53 AM bring on the Blunder: He’s bought a jet. Two yachts. Three castles. Two Bahamian islands. A gaggle of mansions. Fifty cars (including a $495,000 Lamborghini). 6 million. But what he really needs—above all other worldly possessions—is a 67-million-year-old dinosaur skull. So Raising Arizona star Nicholas Cage raises the auction ante and outbids fellow thespian Leonardo DiCaprio to snare the prehistoric relic for $276,000. from bad to worse: Boneheaded move, right?
Fifty cars (including a $495,000 Lamborghini). 6 million. But what he really needs—above all other worldly possessions—is a 67-million-year-old dinosaur skull. So Raising Arizona star Nicholas Cage raises the auction ante and outbids fellow thespian Leonardo DiCaprio to snare the prehistoric relic for $276,000. from bad to worse: Boneheaded move, right? But here’s where the dino dung hits the fan: Cage already owes the government over $6 million in back taxes. And his bizarre public pirouette into paleontology has helped incur the wrath of the IRS.
Lucas perseveres. Broke and in need of work after Universal Studios initially refuses to release his American Graffiti (made for under $1 million, it goes on to gross over $118 million), Lucas first approaches United Artists with his “space adventure” idea. They turn him down. Universal follows suit. Then others hop onto the no-way-Georgy bandwagon. , 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.