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:

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