By Michael N. Smith

What have been they thinking?

Ever given 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 song, 100 of the Worst rules in History is a party of humanity's historical—and frequently hysterical—missteps that experience began wars, sunk nations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced thousands, or even endangered the Earth.


• How a stressed chauffeur helped commence international struggle I

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

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

• The toad that just about ate Australia

• the main harmful children's video game ever invented

• And a lot more (of rather a lot less!)

Spanning politics, popular culture, type, activities, expertise, and extra, this irreverent and witty e-book is jam-packed with enjoyable pictures and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms changed into blundering mind farts—and the outstanding affects our fake pas and foibles nonetheless have on us at the present time.

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