21 Failures That Should Have Been Obvious

When you have a brilliant idea, it's easy to get so caught up in its awesomeness that you fail to see the glitches. But don't worry, you aren't alone. As you're about to see, tons of terrible ideas get greenlit without anyone really thinking about the dark side of what's being sent into production.

Our readers brought you the worst offenders. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by meter_filler

CRACKEDCON The iPhone you almost had Two years before the launch of the iPhone, Apple launched an abortive iTunes phone produced by Motorola and cal

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21 Failures That Should Have Been Obvious

CRACKEDcO COM Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson printed his bank account details in his Sunday Times column to prove that public worry over identity theft is

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CRACKEDCO COM In 1990, NBC broadcast a TV series based on Femis Bueler's Day Off, with the setting moved to California and Charlie Schlatter (of 18 Ag

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21 Failures That Should Have Been Obvious

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Entry by foxjasond

Before the iPhone, Apple had tried its hand in the game business by teaming up with Bandai to create the Pippin, a disc-based console with a trackball

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Entry by Comcifer

Archeologists Dig for Gold, Dig Some Dirt and One Fine Hole This happened in the village town of Sangrampur, located in the Unnao district of Uttar Pr

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Entry by Michael Voll

Problem: In Hawaiit in the 1950s, theinvasive giant Afirican snail w lestroying both griculture and the ecos y8 tems ofthe naativesnaaills. Colutlone

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21 Failures That Should Have Been Obvious

Davy Crockett was an American portable nuclear warhead launching system designed for easy use in the field. Introduced during the Cold War, an immedia

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Entry by JasonGaston

IMKTIN LOOPING ACTION CRACKEDCON PARK'S WATER SLIDE Built at the infamous Action Park in New Jersey, this looping water slide was only open to the pub

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In response to the fuel crises and stricter emissions laws of the 1970s, GM rushed diesel-powered Oldsmobiles into production. Unfortunately, the new

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Entry by tesla777

CRACKED co This is 20 Fenchurch Street, a skyscraper that is located in Central London. Because of its distinctive shape it has been nicknamed The Wa

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Entry by Scott Laffey

In November 2014, amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, Bill Cosby tweeted the invitation Go ahead. Meme me! with a link to a graphic gene

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Entry by foxjasond

This film tells the story of five kids accidentally launched into space. SPACE PACE AMP It was released June 6, 1986, five months after the Challenger

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SGt. PEPPER 'S LONELY HEart CLUB BAND WAS A 1978 MOVIE MUSICAL USING CLASSIC SONGS BY THE BEATLES TO CREATE A STORY. IT STARRED PETER FRAMPTON AND THE

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The Pacer, American Motors' provocatively styled (to put it mildly) compact car introduced in 1975, was designed to carry a unique rotary engine built

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Entry by JasonGaston

M RCH DELUXE eLuxe Mcdonald's Do you remember McDonald's Arch Deluxe? Don't worry... no one else does either. McDonalds spent 100 million dollars on t

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Entry by Pedgerow

When the DCLOREAN MOT'OR COMPANY chose the deprived area of Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, as the site for their factory, a management consultancy group

21 Failures That Should Have Been Obvious

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Entry by cfeenstra67

In the mid 1970's, Sony and JUC engaged in a brutal videotape format war, Pitting Sony's Betamax: Against JUC'S UCR: iiiiii 29888668 Despite the fac

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