Next time your balls are being tased by the police, blame it on books.
These are the global empires that only struck gold because fate forced them to at gunpoint.
When it comes to the road, Americans seem more like the protagonist from 'Memento,' rediscovering every few seconds that their car has a horn and thinking, 'Holy shit! What do I do about this? The world must be told!'
People get paid a lot of money to be experts on things, so one would assume they're much more knowledgeable than the average Joe or at the very least, a blindfolded monkey throwing darts. Sadly, sometimes this just isn't true.
Little national security mistakes happen all the time. Also, some huge, laugh-out-loud ridiculous ones.
Everything you think you know is wrong. Also, it can kill you dead.