By Michael N. Smith

What have been they thinking?

Ever for the reason 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 began wars, sunk international locations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced thousands, or even endangered the Earth.

Discover:

• How a pressured chauffeur helped begin global struggle I

• Who grew to become down the best product placement chance in Hollywood history

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

• The toad that almost ate Australia

• the main harmful children's online game ever invented

• And much more (of a lot less!)

Spanning politics, popular culture, style, activities, know-how, and extra, this irreverent and witty publication is filled with enjoyable photographs and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms became blundering mind farts—and the awesome affects our fake pas and foibles nonetheless have on us at the present time.

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