The 18 Worst Plans in History, Charted


If one phrase summed up all human civilization, it would be, "What were they thinking?" Whether it's changing the formula of Coke or invading Russia, great people are constantly making decisions that cause the rest of us to wonder what the hell was going through their minds. Well, we challenged you to chart the thought processes behind famously bad plans, and promised $50 to the winner. The prize-winning entry is below, but first, the runners-up:

Entry by Rocktopus

OOSEV H.S UDAE AND DANNIN CRACKED CTIVITY 3b: 30 YEAR GOALS - Student copy TUDENT: Edward Murphy DATE: 4/8/1977 ISTRUCTIONS: Type your career goals in

Entry by frippo

Achieving Political Stagnation Did you win the election? Yes No Incumbent? Incumbent? No Yes No Yes Economic Economic No No Scandal? crisis? crisis? Y

There are FOUR contests for you to choose from, the three standard photoplasties, and a fourth that requires a little writing. Click on the prompt that catches your fancy, and post your entry in the thread, or submit to all four and quadruple your chances of becoming rich and famous. Winner gets 5,000 pennies.

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