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:

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Entry by Manx377

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Entry by runner-runner

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Entry by Serellan

Entry 13

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Entry by Rocktopus

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Entry by runner-runner

Entry 11

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Entry by Manx377

Entry 10

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Entry by hoozits

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Entry by Grim_Spirit

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Entry by Randall Marsh

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Entry by frippo

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Entry by Bombill

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Entry by AzISeeIt

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Entry by auntiewarhol

Entry 2

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And the winner is ...

Congrats, auntiewarhol. You win money.

Entry 1

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