By Michael Smith, Eric Kasum

ISBN-10: 1402293917

ISBN-13: 9781402293917

What have been they thinking?
Ever considering 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 cant hold a track, a hundred of the Worst rules in heritage is a party of humanitys historical—and usually hysterical—missteps that experience begun wars, sunk international locations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced thousands, or even endangered the Earth.
Discover:
- How a careworn chauffeur helped begin global struggle I
- How a Chicago White Sox online game helped hasten the death of disco
- The toad that just about ate Australia
- the main risky young ones 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 e-book is full of enjoyable images and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms become blundering mind farts-and the impressive affects our pretend pas and foibles nonetheless have on us this day.

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A. Law and NYPD Blue. Cop Rock is the last musical series to hit the airwaves until more recent entries, such as Glee (2009), Nashville (2012), and Smash (2012). indd 43 43 4/10/14 9:50 AM Britney Bares all the Bad idea: allow your whacked-out personal life to nearly smack down a hugely successful music career. indd 44 Michael N. Smith and Eric Kasum 4/10/14 9:50 AM bring on the Springboarding to fame on the Disney Channel’s The All New Mickey Mouse Club at age eight, Spears explodes into America’s biggest-ever teen pop music sensation with the 25-million-selling “Baby One More Time” in 1999.

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T. blunder, vows never to miss another high-flying placement opportunity. S. space shuttle astronauts eat M&M’s on subsequent missions. And on Spaceship One, the first privately financed manned space project, M&M’s float colorfully around the weightless cabin. after With the legendary success of Reese’s Pieces, the product placement industry soon enters hyperspace. Today, it continues to grow at a rate in excess of traditional print and broadcast advertising, rising over 145 percent between 2006 and 2011 alone.

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