Most Expensive MISTAKES Ever Made!

  • Опубликовано: 2 фев 2018
  • Check out the most expensive mistakes ever made! From losing winning lottery tickets to business deals gone terribly wrong, this top 10 list of epic fails resulted in a lot of money being lost!
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    13. Star Wars Merchandising
    When George Lucas persuaded Fox to release his film Star Wars: A New Hope, the company was not entirely on board. In fact, they were convinced that the film would flop. It’s a miracle the movie was made in the first place! In order to save a little money, the studio came up with what they thought was a clever solution. They persuaded Lucas to pass on an additional $500,000 in directing fees. In exchange, Lucas kept all of the licensing and merchandising rights for himself.
    The movie, however, turned out to be a major, culture-shifting hit. In 1978, more than 40 million "Star Wars" figures flew off the shelves, reaching a gross sale of more than $100 million. The notoriety and love for the movie only grew with time. It didn’t even matter if a new movie was coming out, the toys continued to sell. For example, in 2011, a year where there was no new "Star Wars" movie, "Star Wars" toys brought in more than $3 billion. No so good for Fox, but George Lucas became a billionaire!
    12. Mars Climate Orbiter
    In the late 1990s, NASA developed the Mars Climate Orbiter to study the climate on Mars (like its name suggests). The purpose of the orbiter was simple and no one really expected anything to go wrong. It’s also the general assumption that NASA checks and double-checks everything. Well, with the orbiter, something small but critical slipped through the cracks.
    On Sept. 23, 1999, the Mars Climate Orbiter crashed into the red planet. Why? Because of math. Specifically, because of a conversion error in the math. One engineering team in charge of the orbiter used metric units. Since most of planet Earth uses metric, that probably didn’t appear to be a problem, except that the United States is one of a handful of countries still on the Imperial System. A second team of engineers used feet and inches and the math was not properly converted.
    This caused the navigation in the orbiter to go a little awry. After nearly 10 months in space, the Mars Climate Orbiter came too close to the planet’s surface on the day it was supposed to enter Mars’ orbit. In a written statement, NASA said, “People sometimes make errors.” This error cost $125 million and countless hours of work.
    11. The Millennium Bridge
    The Millenium Bridge in London opened in June, 2000. The designers called it a “pure expression of engineering structure” and were extremely proud of their cool, sleek bridge that cost 18.2 million pounds. It was the first bridge to be built over the Thames in more than 100 years and around 80,000 people crossed it on its opening day. Unfortunately, it had to be closed right away.
    Why? Because it wobbled. As more and more people started walking on the bridge, it started to sway. To keep their balance, people started planting their feet wide and walking in near perfect unison.
    Engineers used “lateral suspension” in building the bridge. This innovation allows bridges to be built without tall supporting columns. When a large number of people walked on the bridge, it caused a phenomenon known as “Synchronous Lateral Excitation”. Essentially, it swayed and twisted in regular intervals. As people started to walk in unison to adapt to the movement of the bridge, it just made it worse! The engineers blamed the “synchronized footfall” for the failure of the bridge.
    It was closed and engineers installed dampers and springs to absorb the shock of all the pedestrian feet. The repair cost another five million pounds. Today, the Millennium Bridge still carries the nickname of the Wobbly Bridge, even though it doesn’t wobble any more.
    10. Destruction of 150-year-old guitar
    Quentin Tarantino’s Western The Hateful Eight is famous for several reasons but I think one of the most important scenes is when Kurt Russell’s character breaks a guitar. There was nothing particularly special about the acting of that moment, it was all about the musical instrument.
    In the movie, Jennifer Leigh’s character strums a guitar and everyone told her to be super careful with it. It turns out the guitar used in that shot was a 150-year-old rare guitar rented from the Martin Guitar Museum in Pennsylvania.
    Russell’s character is like, give me that guitar! And he snatches it from her hands and smashes it on a post.
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Комментарии • 1 399

  • Metalmachine467
    Metalmachine467 12 часов назад

    I found a lottery ticket let’s see how many people will say it’s theirs lol

  • Miguel Sanchez
    Miguel Sanchez 16 часов назад

    Obama presidency.

  • David Buschhorn
    David Buschhorn 21 час назад

    I used to moderate/administer a pair of car-racing forums. We always paid particular attention to AOL users... generally they'd sign up and then start screaming to be unsubscribed. They'd refuse to read the instructions on how to do it and simply demand that someone else do it for them.
    Eventually we banned the domain from the forums. If your email was [anything], you were out of luck. You could read the forum posts but not contribute. Mailing lists were the same way. No thank you, AOL users...

  • Jeff Ree
    Jeff Ree День назад

    No Barack Obama? What a costly mistake he was

  • Dan Heather
    Dan Heather 4 дня назад

    1:40 - WAI??????

  • Josh Moore
    Josh Moore 5 дней назад


  • MsJinkerson
    MsJinkerson 8 дней назад

    the Apple mouse is a joke with only one button

  • rocknroller1999
    rocknroller1999 9 дней назад

    I lost a toothpick once. That's a big loss

  • vinohn
    vinohn 17 дней назад

    great stock footages

  • None Blank
    None Blank 20 дней назад

    Your videos suck

    SUBSCRIBE TO PEWDIEPIE 27 дней назад

    I was one of these mistakes

  • Tusk
    Tusk Месяц назад +1

    The most expensive mistake ever made was the selling of Louisiana

  • Ten Ring
    Ten Ring Месяц назад

    Yeah now we have to pay people to live in Alaska. Can we give pay them 7mil to take Alaska and Puerto Rico?

  • Nicole K
    Nicole K Месяц назад

    You demonstrate a wonderful example of saying what you think you read. There is no such word as "synchronious".
    Russia sold Alaska because it was bankrupt and had little alternative. The money received paid for the Trans-Siberian Railway which helped unite the country, almost certainly a more useful outcome than some possible future natural resource discovery. As it turned out, Siberia was full of similar narutal resources, so Alaska was not a great loss, really.

  • Richard Bugden
    Richard Bugden Месяц назад

    is this a fucking joke? number thirteen several billion. number twelve one hundred and twenty five million. number eleven, twenty million. Is this in reverse order?

  • Chuck-U Farly
    Chuck-U Farly Месяц назад

    On the story on Apple. The Xerox R&D team that developed the computer and OS tried to convince management and the CEO that they were making a huge mistake by handing what they had over the Steve Jobs but they didn't listen.

  • Razer Rose
    Razer Rose Месяц назад

    Weird flex but ok

  • smu johnson
    smu johnson Месяц назад

    A 40 thousand dollar mistake is nothing for the movie industry, especially Tarantino or Kurt Russell. That's like dropping a quarter on the ground. "whooops!"

  • Thania
    Thania Месяц назад +1

    Go to 13:30

  • Orion Cox
    Orion Cox Месяц назад

    All I want to say is; consider it lucky that most of these mistakes weren’t caused by a single named person, so the blame is spread widely. Imagine if you made one of these mistakes and everyone knew!

  • Joe Flo
    Joe Flo Месяц назад

    George W Bush and his cronies started endless wars and made millions with no-bid contracts with Haliburton.

  • ThorgalsWalhalla
    ThorgalsWalhalla 2 месяца назад

    lol the guitar prat was best 4:11

  • ThorgalsWalhalla
    ThorgalsWalhalla 2 месяца назад

    US and their fucking messures.. just use metrical. Imagine how your dicks would sound so much bigger all of a sudden

  • Brick Wall
    Brick Wall 2 месяца назад

    George Lucas with the Savage "All mine"

  • Alex Rocio
    Alex Rocio 2 месяца назад

    You cant leave to Mars that's why it exploded...

  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump 2 месяца назад

    imperial metric is dumb

  • Joshua Waite
    Joshua Waite 3 месяца назад

    if a person can't do calculations in metric, they simply shouldn't work in engineering, no intelligent person would choose to use the imperial system for projects of engineering scale. imperial units should only be worked out AFTER the project, as a reference to existing standards.

  • Joe Flo
    Joe Flo 3 месяца назад

    The charged particles in Van Allen Radiation Belts prevents any radio transmissions, therefore debunking about everything that NASA is feeding us.

  • Kazuhiro Yuki
    Kazuhiro Yuki 3 месяца назад

    Never trust 'Made in China'😂😂

  • hennyapan
    hennyapan 3 месяца назад


  • greenfingers gardener
    greenfingers gardener 3 месяца назад

    Letting Donald trump be president, should be listed on

  • leandro arrua
    leandro arrua 3 месяца назад

    Coca-Cola back in the 80's? Just sayin

  • Prjndigo
    Prjndigo 3 месяца назад

    That "100 million dollar" hard drive? It passed by a high speed magnet and was re-routed to recycling AND magnetically degaussed at the same time. It's gone gone.

  • Paolo Pablo
    Paolo Pablo 3 месяца назад

    Made in China. Yucks!!!!!

  • dingleroot slinger
    dingleroot slinger 3 месяца назад

    warning headphone users this video made my ears bleed

  • MissSassyPants
    MissSassyPants 3 месяца назад

    HILARIOUS........I just KNEW that America still using the BACKWARD and ANTIQUATED IMPERIAL SYSTEM would catch up with them ONE DAY but did they LEARN from still using the backward, old, antiquated and not symmetrical with most if not ALL MODERN, WESTERN COUNTRIES methods of measurement?
    NO, OF COURSE NOT................USA.....USA.......USA........😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Muskoka Mike
    Muskoka Mike 3 месяца назад

    The one about lottery tickets: I can't remember where it was, but someone "lost" their winning ticket, and it was one of those where you picked your numbers. The woman ended up winning in court because she proved that for 5 years prior, she'd played the same numbers, and had the date and time down when and where she bought it.

  • Andrew Arceneaux
    Andrew Arceneaux 3 месяца назад

    Those drills at the end look like Chinese ripoffs of Milwaukee and Makita tools.

  • Ari Woof
    Ari Woof 3 месяца назад

    ^///^ boy do i have a story for you! There was a huge Fraud that occurred over the internet between Lykaeon and Shady Coyote. Lykaeon ment to give Shady only $200 worth of ddk but he ended up screwing up on the exchange rate and lost 1,000,000 ddk wich is 20,000 us dollars in the spring of 2016 and was in fact his entire inheritance, turns out his friend kitsu "miraculously" got a $20,000 car later that year only to wreck it the next. this occurred on second life so those of you in the furry community on sl are pretty familiar with shady cause he is mistaken for a minor and gets banned frequently from clubs. Quite frankly if lykaeon ever decided to press charges he'd win cause me and my mate are eye witnesses but he can't afford the legal fees so that's the end of that story of how karma kicked there asses :P

  • jkutyna
    jkutyna 3 месяца назад

    The biggest factual known financial mistake in human history is known to be Daisy BB gun company's refusal to invest in Henry Ford's fledgling motor car company for as much as 50% of the company stock. It is estimated that they lost out on history's largest return on capital investment because Daisy considered the motor car to be a passing fancy and investing in a car company would violate their company charter. They felt people would always want air rifles but motor cars would most likely be forgotten within 5 years so it wasn't a good investment. As it was, just the one company employee was able to purchase 50 shares of the initial stock with his own savings. He even failed in that Charles Bennett sold his shares back to Henry Ford 1 year before the Model T was released at a fraction of what it would have been worth had he held onto those 50 shares just 12 months longer.

  • ouseman Diggs
    ouseman Diggs 3 месяца назад

    Lol Star Wars for life

  • Smokin4CHRIST
    Smokin4CHRIST 3 месяца назад

    Interesting the wobbly bridge does not wobble anymore? What if 2,000 footy fans all jump in unison for 5 minutes?? A worthy challenge for a footy club.. #7 Oil Tanker is just bio fuel as all made naturally.

  • deathseeker6
    deathseeker6 3 месяца назад

    USA = Imperial Measurement vs REST of THE WORLD = Metric Measurement.

  • Frank Thots
    Frank Thots 3 месяца назад +1

    Most people say, "Byeee", which is totally annoying. But since you said, "Byyye.", I subscribed =)

  • Bill Johnson
    Bill Johnson 3 месяца назад

    Obama was an expensive mistake.
    10 trillion $

  • whiteflag
    whiteflag 3 месяца назад

    Prove anything went to mars.

  • Robert Downs
    Robert Downs 3 месяца назад

    The husband, name not given, that threw the winningmlottery ticket. How did that marriage turn out?

  • Chris James
    Chris James 3 месяца назад


  • Richard Stuckmeyer
    Richard Stuckmeyer 3 месяца назад

    I once made a boneheaded mistake that cost my employer, a lead mining company, over $30,000. I turned the wrong valves and mixed oil with gasoline and overfilled the storage units, causing them to overflow and send the mixture throughout the mine. I was on probation as a new employee and all they did was talk to me about my error, I was not punished in any way. What a nice employer.

  • Alexandri
    Alexandri 3 месяца назад

    This chanel should be in the list because its costing us a lot with all the clickbaits

  • Guy
    Guy 3 месяца назад

    1:46 Thanks america for being fucking hipsters with everything you do.

  • M K
    M K 3 месяца назад

    Number 1: Letting trump be president. Stealing from the poor and hoarding money for the rich.

  • YaBoiRobb
    YaBoiRobb 3 месяца назад

    What about when Google offered Yahoo like 500k (i forgot the price) to buy google and then yahoo said no and google became worth billions of Dollars

  • Bob Boberson
    Bob Boberson 3 месяца назад

    Well, not the most expensive mistakes... But a good mix of content.

  • Mike Wilhelmson
    Mike Wilhelmson 3 месяца назад

    One million dollars. ...canadian

  • SlavStar Blin
    SlavStar Blin 3 месяца назад

    that building was made in China lol

  • jerry firth
    jerry firth 3 месяца назад

    NASA pa ha ha ha ha

  • Eamon Ahern
    Eamon Ahern 3 месяца назад

    Somebody in NASA probably said 2 and a half centimetres to an inch instead of 2.54. Or 1.61km to a mile instead of 1.609344.

  • Rr Rr
    Rr Rr 3 месяца назад

    are you retarded the apartment block fell on the side that could make a domino not the other one just that the space was big between blocks, you retards. check the pics at 13.

    STEPHEN WILLIAMSON 3 месяца назад

    Lol steve jobs like most white people stealing someone shit, and passing off as own

  • Crackers Are Jolly
    Crackers Are Jolly 3 месяца назад

    About the bitcoin part even though if he had the bitcoins he would need to sell them to get his money and know one will buy all of them and he would spend allot of time trying to sell them and by that time they would of halved and halved again and he would not make much money.

  • Andew70
    Andew70 3 месяца назад

    Number 1, that's why permits in the US don't happen overnight. trump brags how permits in china can take less than a few days and the same should be done in the US. Well this is the results. No survey was done, it was built right next to a river that seeped in and destroyed the foundation. Most of the buildings in China like this are just as bad. Yes I know permits are also ways to make money too, but in this case, in the US, this would never have happened, well at least you don't see this happen to brand new buildings.

  • Andew70
    Andew70 3 месяца назад

    Metrics to imperial conversion.. 2:00 a similar error back in the 80s caused a plane to run out of fuel an hour before it would arrive at its destination.

  • TremereTT
    TremereTT 3 месяца назад

    There is NOT a handfull of countries who use's only the USA. In Myanmar and the other country...they use Metric...because all their neighbours do.

  • wasimodoone
    wasimodoone 3 месяца назад

    A pound is a currency America it looks like dis £

  • Alex Foster
    Alex Foster 3 месяца назад

    just another click bate thumbnail. pah, typical.

  • Public Public
    Public Public 3 месяца назад

    neoliberalism is the biggest mistake.

  • Damian Curie
    Damian Curie 3 месяца назад

    number 2 should be ww1 and number 1 should be ww2

  • ixlr8
    ixlr8 3 месяца назад

    will bitcoin fit in that fuckers ass

  • thepartygod
    thepartygod 3 месяца назад +1

    no one ever made it to the moon, forget about mars! what a joke 125million dollars stolen from taxpayers

  • Bill Olsen
    Bill Olsen 3 месяца назад

    4:27 Kurt Russell: "Anybody got any GLUE?"

  • dragonfly
    dragonfly 3 месяца назад

    that btc guy is lieiing there are so many holes in his story

  • Nadeem Haider
    Nadeem Haider 3 месяца назад

    Afghan war will be considered top expensive mistake very soon.

  • The Works
    The Works 3 месяца назад

    Number 1 should have been the sinking of the Olympia. 😉🤫

  • Jeffrey Allan Backowski II
    Jeffrey Allan Backowski II 3 месяца назад

    No one has been to space the earth is flat, NASA pocketed all that money.

      ΛUTOMΛTIC JΛCK 3 месяца назад

      That's three sentences for the price of one!

  • mike leschber
    mike leschber 3 месяца назад

    The most expensive mistake so all time......obama.

  • truepace
    truepace 3 месяца назад

    RROD (Red Ring Of Death) on the first model of Microsoft's XBOX 360 cost 2 Billion Dollars to put right. Because of a simple mistake with the cooling system.

  • sergi2606
    sergi2606 3 месяца назад

    How can you lost a Bitcoin? it is not a digital number on your computer, bitcoins are registeren on a chain of transactions, you can't lost them, they are not only on your computer they are saved on all the computers on the chain.

  • vanhetgoor
    vanhetgoor 3 месяца назад

    The Star Wars merchandize was not a mistake, it was a very unusable business deal. And because always the merchandize is owned by the movie company, but NOT IN THIS CASE, therefor it was not a mistake but a part of the deal.

  • Jaina Jose
    Jaina Jose 3 месяца назад

    (I was watching a FOB vid then this came up)

  • Savage1776
    Savage1776 3 месяца назад

    What about voting in President Obama? Didn't we start with like 7 trillion in debt and just two short years later we were 17 trillion dollars in debt.... I do know that if you Google which president put us in the most debt. Barack Obama comes in at number 1

    • Eneri Giilaan
      Eneri Giilaan 3 месяца назад

      Budgets - dept:
      2009 Bush/Obama - 11.9 T$
      2011 Obama - 14.8 T$ (two short years)
      2017 Obama/Trump - 20.5 T$
      2018 Trump - 21.5 T$ (estimated)
      2019 Trump - 22.7 T$ (estimated)

  • Cosmo Fitz
    Cosmo Fitz 3 месяца назад

    Yea, lets get a real, 150 yo guitar and use it. Viewers can tell the real from fake, you know.

  • rosekiller123
    rosekiller123 3 месяца назад

    That Guitar lol now Shit that’s Funny 😂

  • Fake Justin Y.
    Fake Justin Y. 3 месяца назад

    Number one: Lil Tay

    GOLF CODE WEEKLY 3 месяца назад

    Never use Way Wong construction

    GOLF CODE WEEKLY 3 месяца назад

    Seriously, if you KNOW there is 100 million in a landfill, actually hiring people to scour for it should be piss easy!

  • Clancy Long
    Clancy Long 3 месяца назад

    I LOVE that Mars orbiter stuff up, just proving how idiot stupid it is America persisting with the stupid idiot outdated system an annoying everyone around the world with it (including me many times) F-ing annoying... so HA, Ha, Ha, sucked in!

  • Miguel De Jesus
    Miguel De Jesus 3 месяца назад

    The guitar lol

  • OrangutangClan
    OrangutangClan 3 месяца назад

    It wasn't just 2 different engineer teams on the mars climate orbiter. It was because Lockheed Martin used imperial, and NASA used metric.

  • LTM Clan
    LTM Clan 3 месяца назад

    Well what did the contact say? What did the comma change?? I would like more clarification please. I imagine the line is really, REALLY boring, but at least put up a link so I can read it for myself.

  • BillyBob
    BillyBob 3 месяца назад

    Apple and Xerox.
    The richest company in the world Apple. Xerox, trying to sell obsolete copy machines.
    Poor Xerox, this is what happens when accountants make decisions in a tech company.

  • Jon Mantooth
    Jon Mantooth 4 месяца назад

    Why isnt my Ex on this list.

  • Rob Rosen
    Rob Rosen 4 месяца назад


  • namasayanif
    namasayanif 4 месяца назад

    It's amazing how that building didn't crumble to bits. As if it was one solid piece, like a tree.

  • Truro
    Truro 4 месяца назад

    napoleons invasion of Russia as well as hiltlers-mBIG boo boos

  • Truro
    Truro 4 месяца назад

    lame voice over ... pulease get another Narrator.

  • major600
    major600 4 месяца назад

    What is an arbitrary retarded rollercoaster??? 1:54

  • GodDamnSeaslugs
    GodDamnSeaslugs 4 месяца назад

    M I S T A K E S

  • Stretch MFE
    Stretch MFE 4 месяца назад

    Hubble Telescope? No?

  • Joon Park
    Joon Park 4 месяца назад

    Bamboo foundations is not a mistake