Ever since Adam snacked on the forbidden fruit and was chased naked out of the Garden of Eden, mankind has bitten off a bevy of bad ideas.
From skinny-dipping Presidents to toxic tooth fillings to singing pop stars who can't carry a tune, "100 of the Worst Ideas in History" is a celebration of humanity's historical, and often hysterical missteps that have started wars, sunk countries, wrecked companies, scuttled careers, lost millions and even endangered the Earth.
- How a confused chauffeur helped start World War I
- Who turned down the greatest product placement opportunity in Hollywood history
- How a Chicago White Sox game helped hasten the demise of disco
- The toad that nearly ate Australia
- The most dangerous children's game ever invented
- And so much more (of so much less)
"100 of the Worst Ideas in History" spans politics, pop culture, fashion, sports, technology and more. This irreverent and witty book is packed with fun photos and sidebars, tracing how these thundering brainstorms turned into blundering brain farts, while illuminating the astonishing impact these faux pas and foibles still have on us today.
Orange County resident MICHAEL N. SMITH owns an advertising production company and has written and produced hundreds of humorous (and not-so-humorous) TV commercials, radio spots and corporate videos over the past 25 years. He's also the creator of the comic-book character, Pete the PO'd Postal Worker. His work has appeared in National Lampoon, the Los Angeles Times, National Geographic Kids and other publications.
Orange County resident ERIC KASUM is a former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush, journalist for the Los Angeles Times and founder of the Imagine Peace Conference.
Copyright 2015 - "100 of the Worst Ideas in History"
For questions call Mike Smith at (714) 734-0372.