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By Michael N. Smith

What have been they thinking?

Ever seeing that Adam snacked at the forbidden fruit and used to be chased bare out of the backyard of Eden, mankind has bitten off a bevy of undesirable ideas.

From skinny-dipping Presidents to poisonous teeth fillings to making a song pop stars who can't hold a song, 100 of the Worst principles in History is a party of humanity's historical—and frequently hysterical—missteps that experience all started wars, sunk international locations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced hundreds of thousands, or even endangered the Earth.


• How a harassed chauffeur helped begin international conflict I

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

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

• The toad that almost ate Australia

• the main risky children's online game ever invented

• And much more (of lots less!)

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

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