100 of the Worst Ideas in History

ebook Humanity's Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts

By Michael Smith

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A humorous illustrated gift book with history's biggest fails hailing from politics, pop culture, international relations, business, sports, and more.

From skinny-dipping Presidents to toxic tooth fillings to singing pop stars who can't carry a tune, 100 of the Worst Ideas in History is a celebration of humanity's historical—and often hysterical—missteps that have started wars, sunk countries, wrecked companies, scuttled careers, lost millions of dollars, and even endangered the Earth.

Interesting stories from history include:

  • How a confused chauffeur helped start World War I
  • Who turned down the greatest product placement opportunity in Hollywood history
  • How a Chicago White Sox game helped hasten the demise of disco
  • The toad that nearly ate Australia
  • The most dangerous children's game ever invented
  • Spanning politics, pop culture, fashion, sports, technology, and more, this irreverent and witty book is packed with fun photos and sidebars, tracing how these thundering brainstorms turned into blundering brain farts—and the astonishing impacts our faux pas and foibles still have on us today.

    Great for gifting!

  • Funny Father's Day gift
  • White elephant gag gift
  • Unique gift for the history major
  • Fun teacher gift
  • Available to buy

    100 of the Worst Ideas in History