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By Michael N. Smith

What have been they thinking?

Ever due to the fact 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 rules in History is a party of humanity's historical—and frequently hysterical—missteps that experience begun wars, sunk nations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced thousands, or even endangered the Earth.


• How a burdened chauffeur helped commence global 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 just about ate Australia

• the main harmful children's online game ever invented

• And a lot more (of loads less!)

Spanning politics, popular culture, style, activities, know-how, and extra, this irreverent and witty booklet is full of enjoyable photographs and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms become blundering mind farts—and the excellent affects our fake pas and foibles nonetheless have on us this day.

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