The Most Expensive Mistakes in All History

  • Published on Jul 18, 2018
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    To err is human. There is nothing wrong about making mistakes from time to time, unless, of course, we're talking about some kind of "oops" near a nuclear reactor. Yes, some mistakes are too expensive, and we are gonna tell you all about them today

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  • Jon Cocks
    Jon Cocks 2 hours ago

    Hs2 another total waste.
    Wembley stadium.
    The list goes on and on

  • alex bluestein
    alex bluestein 14 hours ago

    1:49 Shityard

  • vixy_chaz !
    vixy_chaz ! 15 hours ago

    omg go th 147 and lisen

  • blue widow
    blue widow 22 hours ago

    What about the oil spill break in the ocean forget what gas company it was but it was costly it was like 10+ yrs ago

  • blue widow
    blue widow 22 hours ago

    Hey can I have half your subscribers

  • Bill Olsen
    Bill Olsen Day ago

    8:13 Most architects have the wrong idea

  • Bangtan Trash
    Bangtan Trash Day ago

    You should Stan BTS

    LKNANML Day ago

    List is not complete until you add my ex wife....

  • Nnelg Drahcir
    Nnelg Drahcir 2 days ago

    2:45 "useless scrap metal" That they wasted time and money salvaging.And has literally thousands upon thousands of uses!

  • Krystal Owen
    Krystal Owen 3 days ago

    What is this movie in the intro?

  • Genhaze
    Genhaze 4 days ago +1

    My sister forgot to defrost the chicken before my parents got home, costed her her life

  • Drake Shattuck
    Drake Shattuck 7 days ago +2

    "turned into "useless" scrap metal", no, it can be reused and is worth quite a lot actually.

  • Saddutchman
    Saddutchman 8 days ago +1

    Honestly, you call a 60 million euro mistake on a 17.5 billion euro(10^9) project a massive mistake? You missed the construction of the North-South metro in Amsterdam.

  • Michael Richter
    Michael Richter 10 days ago

    Russia selling Alaska, I'll agree that was a pretty big mistake. Apologies regarding my previous statement. I'm finding anything remotely resembling incompetence quite irksome at present. This is in fact a shortcoming on my part. Thanks for sharing your wonderful video.

  • Michael Richter
    Michael Richter 10 days ago

    Sorry mate, this isn't even close to good. Research i.e. due diligence is paramount.

  • Routanne the Gamer
    Routanne the Gamer 15 days ago

    Russia sold Alaska to Canada, and then Canada sold it to the US. At least that's what we were taught in school...

  • Jason Jones
    Jason Jones 20 days ago

    What about the day your kids are born?

  • arbasauskas redas
    arbasauskas redas 21 day ago

    Wher its Justin Bieber?

  • cmacdhon
    cmacdhon 21 day ago

    What about trump's dad's condom breaking, which resulted in his birth?

  • Chris Jones
    Chris Jones 22 days ago

    useless scrap metal

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  • Chelsea Rulz
    Chelsea Rulz 25 days ago +1

    Russia is so dumb .

  • sk8punk318
    sk8punk318 25 days ago

    How in the hell do 2 boats hit each other in the middle of the damn ocean? It’s like they were aiming for each other

  • duck
    duck 25 days ago

    The blue ring in Calgary.

  • Skskshabshmagss I just fell

    Did you include the Cleveland's 1.5 million balloons in the air story?

    • Skskshabshmagss I just fell
      Skskshabshmagss I just fell 23 days ago

      @ッNo name lol same! That's why I commented about it. Fits the topic.

    • ッNo name
      ッNo name 23 days ago +2

      Skskshabshmagss I literally just watched that! This was the first thing in that videos recommend *shook*

  • Melissa Mathis
    Melissa Mathis 25 days ago

    The oil rig that caught fire was the inspiration for the movie "Deep Water Horizon" I know most will say smartass remarks but not alot of people know that about that movie!!

  • dbijenhof
    dbijenhof 26 days ago +18

    10:51 "Let's visit London one last time" [an image of Paris' Notre Dame appears]

    • Covfefe Dk
      Covfefe Dk 25 days ago +3

      Yeah. But in America France is considered the capital of London.

  • Dipanshu Jha
    Dipanshu Jha 27 days ago +2

    6:50 best dialogue?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    The company owning the salt mine sued the drillersπŸ˜‚
    And the local sued both!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Sotos panaga
    Sotos panaga 27 days ago

    10:52 lets visit London...

  • Jack Cavanaugh
    Jack Cavanaugh 27 days ago +1

    0:00 "To error is human" took me 3 replays to realize this is what he was saying. I'm a dumb American oops

    • YamFestival
      YamFestival 26 days ago

      He meant "err", the verb form of error, but says it like "urr" =P

  • Student Owen Cross
    Student Owen Cross 27 days ago

    Why are there so many adds in just 12 minutes? I can watch a shitty fortnite video and only have 1 or 2

  • hans davis
    hans davis 28 days ago

    The most expensive and terrible mistake in all of history......Humanity happened.......

  • Ethan Radd
    Ethan Radd 29 days ago

    tbh, 60M USD to save a 17.5B USD investment isnt *too* bad

  • LogisticSpade
    LogisticSpade 29 days ago

    8:54. The man says favourite cum melting down. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Crymatic 300
    Crymatic 300 Month ago +6

    Basically top 10 biggest oofs

  • C T
    C T Month ago +22

    what about Chernobyl and The Exxon Valdez catastrophe??

  • Rs Blue
    Rs Blue Month ago


  • Lars Slate
    Lars Slate Month ago

    Biggest mistake was watching this video.

  • Tyler Thompson
    Tyler Thompson Month ago

    Im supeised im not on this list

  • Yung Gravy
    Yung Gravy Month ago

    Number 1: Getting Married

  • MrSmilezondeck
    MrSmilezondeck Month ago

    What movie is that at 12:00

  • justafanintexas
    justafanintexas Month ago

    The Costliest Mistake In History will be measured after Trump is thrown out of office.

  • ApplyUrBrain
    ApplyUrBrain Month ago

    4 ads in 12 minutes. Thumbs down!

  • Slade The Original
    Slade The Original Month ago

    Scrap metal isnt useless

  • asterix811
    asterix811 Month ago

    The problems with the walkie talkie building are even more amazing when you consider that the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles had the exact same reflection issues when it was completed a decade earlier. Did the building’s designers not know about that?
    I can understand why Piper Alpha is on there, but no mention of the Deepwater Horizon?
    And no mention of the Tacoma Narrows bridge?

  • asterix811
    asterix811 Month ago

    You left the invasion of Iraq off the list of most expensive mistakes.

  • Rick Rockman
    Rick Rockman Month ago

    I hit the stop button at 4 minutes. 3 ads had run by then, which threw the brakes on the entire video, each time. And video person... Get your facts straight. Expensive < Tragic

  • sibaar
    sibaar Month ago

    They were only finec $12 million for destroying an entire fucking lake????!!!

  • Robin Morritt
    Robin Morritt Month ago +10

    The 60 million mistake is 0.34% of the 17.5 billion SNCF project.
    I imagine they had more important things to worry about.

  • Richard Kocksworthy

    "Natural Gas" great so that's just oil that's been treated and turned into "gas"

  • winnileesboy
    winnileesboy Month ago

    I agree

  • Makyrie
    Makyrie Month ago

    Interesting fact about the bridge! When soldiers march across a bridge they have to break step. Or for those that don’t know, not march in time. One two etc. if they don’t do this ,that many soldiers walking across it in time could collapse it.

  • danwithjesus
    danwithjesus Month ago +1

    Hubble Mirror...what a joke...

  • Anthony Allen
    Anthony Allen Month ago

    ads galore!!! what a crock

  • gk10002000
    gk10002000 Month ago +5

    I suggest adding Obamacare to the list of most expensive disasters

    • asterix811
      asterix811 Month ago +1

      If you consider allowing 8.5 million people to get health insurance a disaster then, yes, I suppose you could call it that. I consider a system that allows people to die simply because they can’t afford health care a disaster. One that every industrialized country in the world, except one, has been able to correct.

  • Rob Gandy
    Rob Gandy Month ago

    I think you should put yourself on one of the most expensive mistakes ? Caught two nasty errors in your 'Facts'

  • Rob Gandy
    Rob Gandy Month ago

    Piper Alpha, not even close. Look at all the other rigs that have gone up, and are STILL spilling

  • David Kim
    David Kim Month ago

    Has Jew written all over it. #jerusalem #templemount #jewsdid911 #holocaust was against goi #moonlandinghoax #FalseFlag #srilanka

  • K Watkins
    K Watkins Month ago

    Is it a British pronunciation to say DIStribute rather than the usual America pronunciation disTRIBute?

  • Funny Bone 7 Gaming
    Funny Bone 7 Gaming Month ago +2

    Nice of you to respect the loss of 150+ people on piper alpha,
    MindWarehouse: $3,400,000,000, OH NO!
    Oh yeah, 150+ lives lost, oh well

  • mike blubaugh
    mike blubaugh Month ago

    The Iraq War! And we are still paying for it.And I'm not going to watch your click bate,to know you didn't list it it

  • Olga Stepanov
    Olga Stepanov Month ago

    As far as oil platform fails go, my guess Uzbekistan's gas rig disaster trumps them all cause 1) it raged for 3 years and 2) after all attemps failed, they had to use nuclear bomb to put it out.

  • Pablo Carrillo
    Pablo Carrillo Month ago +17

    Why did I just see Notre Dame in London?

    • Vycro
      Vycro Month ago

      That's where it belongs

  • TurquioseVampire
    TurquioseVampire Month ago

    Soooo many ads

  • blazon1982
    blazon1982 2 months ago +1

    - posts a video about mistakes - literal 4th word is pronounced in an egregiously incorrect manner ffs smh

  • butch blakesley
    butch blakesley 2 months ago

    Judging by your number of incorrect facts I'm going to guess you are a flat earther

  • Beau Davis
    Beau Davis 2 months ago

    *Notre Dame has joined the chat*

  • Anna B
    Anna B 2 months ago +2

    I've never had an ad on RUclip. Get an ad blocker - which works on *all* sites - or get RUclip Red for a few bucks a month. It's only worth it, though, if you spend a lot on time on RUclip.

    • ericb31
      ericb31 2 months ago +1

      i've been using "adblock plus", a google chrome Extension.

  • Grumzz
    Grumzz 2 months ago

    LOL at this guys vocal fry.

  • MadakiNomaroishi
    MadakiNomaroishi 2 months ago

    Everyone who is pro-choice was a mistake πŸ‘Œ

  • EpicPro1
    EpicPro1 2 months ago +1

    What about mariner 1? It was like the most expensive typo or something if only there was ONE MORE F***ing hyphen!!!!!!!!!

  • Lucas Xavier
    Lucas Xavier 2 months ago

    Spanish ship life 2022 to 2022 rip

  • Cesar Velez
    Cesar Velez 2 months ago +1


  • LeThAL LAD
    LeThAL LAD 2 months ago

    *RIP MAPLIN you will be missed* 9:09

  • Paul
    Paul 2 months ago +2

    most expencive mistake is stepping on a lego and paying the hospital bill

  • Richard Surridge
    Richard Surridge 2 months ago

    Oddly, I just watched a maths-related post where Millennium Bridge was mentioned. It wasn't JUST the natural bridge resonance - which builders take into account, nowadays. Apparently up to 20% of the record numbers crossing seemed to be in step, then reacted to the bridge swaying by matching their steps to the swaying - which reinforced/fed back to the swaying, which increased, so they matched it, ...

  • Phil Martin
    Phil Martin 2 months ago

    Queen Elizabeth of England? Actually, of the UK and a bit more. Her full title: 'Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith',

    TRXP RFT 2 months ago +1

    Always always when I watch these type of videos I wanna watch the movies in the background, can someone help a bro out?

  • cypher sabston
    cypher sabston 2 months ago


  • ryan 302
    ryan 302 2 months ago

    I got premium

  • Abdaka Bobo
    Abdaka Bobo 2 months ago


  • Slashed Nutts
    Slashed Nutts 2 months ago

    Fall down to the bottom of the sea?? What sort of nautical term is this? Pure Idiot speak.

  • nzriot
    nzriot 2 months ago

    I take it the actual MISTAKE in that multi-BILLION dollar oil rig accident was lack of a more advanced emergency system.

  • Zapid
    Zapid 2 months ago

    "IN ALL HISTORY" well the Swedes did a big mistake in the 1600's when they put out the "Vasa Ship" into the ocean and it falling down after a few minutes because it was too heavy, that was probably a very expensive mistake yet you didn't mention it :p

  • karem barakeh
    karem barakeh 2 months ago

    My birthday is on July 11 and I was born in 2007

  • Cat Star
    Cat Star 2 months ago

    He said micrometers so weird

  • Avatar Restofits
    Avatar Restofits 2 months ago


  • DrRestezi
    DrRestezi 2 months ago

    Misleading title. More like "Least noteworthy engineering mistakes of the last few years that cost large corporations/governments a few million bucks to fix them." This really is one of the worst "popular" sites on YT.

  • Doom guy922
    Doom guy922 2 months ago

    December 5th is 1 day before my birthday

    • Dizzle
      Dizzle 2 months ago

      No one cares

  • Rozq
    Rozq 2 months ago +2

    1:39 woow Ship hit a ship at open sea with modern technology ? That must to be hard.

  • kokot sity
    kokot sity 2 months ago

    The Alaska deal was such a major ripoff and im not talking about resources. But then again back in 1867 were no wars and most importantly Greed as seen today.

  • William Fugere
    William Fugere 2 months ago +2

    I learned about the hubble mirror being too flat on the edges

    • David Loehmann
      David Loehmann 2 months ago

      Not nearly as flat as the head of the nitwit in charge of manufacturing the mirror.

    • David Loehmann
      David Loehmann 2 months ago

      Not nearly as flat as the head of the nitwit in charge of manufacturing the mirror.

    • David Loehmann
      David Loehmann 2 months ago

      Not nearly as flat as the head of the nitwit in charge of manufacturing the mirror.

    • David Loehmann
      David Loehmann 2 months ago

      Not nearly as flat as the head of the nitwit in charge of manufacturing the mirror.

  • Play with Junk
    Play with Junk 2 months ago

    "Let's visit London..." ...with Notre Dame de Paris!

  • Dirk Borchers
    Dirk Borchers 2 months ago

    The most expensive mistake was to make Donald Trump the president. Sooo expensive, it will not only cost America dearly but also most other parts of the world.

  • Mark
    Mark 2 months ago

    Somebody in France couldn't read a tape measure.

  • Maxfield Mohney
    Maxfield Mohney 2 months ago


  • BillyBob
    BillyBob 2 months ago +7

    God originally created a cube shaped Earth, took an additional day to make it spherical.

    • danwithjesus
      danwithjesus Month ago

      God made heaven and the earth(land) in one took hu/man hundred of years to portrait the Earth as a sphere flying all over the place(void/space) goes back to what Jesus was saying...that the Devil comes to steal and destroy what is God's in the first place...what is sad is that we defend the liar/s....Peace

  • Scott Sullivan
    Scott Sullivan 2 months ago

    It is a common practice by managers to seek out idiots because he is afraid someone smarter than him might be hired.
    Hiring one idiot and promoting him to management is often the cause of an entire department becoming a idiocracy.

  • Vect0r88
    Vect0r88 2 months ago

    Where's the Springfield monorail?

  • paulmkenny2010
    paulmkenny2010 2 months ago

    The most terrible mistakes is your pronunciation ffs it’s one thousand four hundred and seventeen, not how you stupidly say it.