From skinny-dipping presidents to inept inventions to singing pop stars who can’t carry a tune, 100 of the Worst Ideas in History is a celebration of humanity’s historical, often hysterical missteps that have started wars, sunk countries, wrecked companies, scuttled careers, lost millions and even endangered the earth.
Spanning 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 such faux pas, foibles and foul-ups 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 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.