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 • 1 048

  • Slowly But Surely
    Slowly But Surely Час назад

    Mars...comn ffs it’s 2018 and y’all still believe we can go to “space” this is fucking ridiculous...only thing that is lost in NASA is our fucking tax money you dumb bitch.

  • Jai C
    Jai C 4 часа назад

    Precise concise to the point. Had to watch the whole thing

  • Frog Princess
    Frog Princess 22 часа назад

    Omg the Chinese building! Looking at the base of it, any one of them could just topple over in a wind. Very scary stuff cos I know their building control is one of the worst out there

  • Allen Lichner
    Allen Lichner День назад

    I paid 1000 bitcoin for an ounce of gold on 2009

  • Helder Filipe
    Helder Filipe День назад

    actually, the number 5 was in fact a Spanish mistake,,,they didnt want to solve the problem in the first place when the boat wanted to dock in Spanish waters since they were problemas already in their reserve tanks but because the tides were pushing the crude into Portuguese waters, the Spanish authorities left the problem to the Portuguese to take care and get hold of it. the problem was the tides changed direction into Spanish territory and they were tormented by the disaster because their own stupidity.

  • V Lord
    V Lord День назад

    So Tarantino screwed a museum out of the true value of the guitar destroyed on his watch. Sounds about right by him.. nasty.

  • TruAnRksT
    TruAnRksT 2 дня назад

    #8, Anyone who claims they won but don't have the ticket are fucking liars. Same with Pawn shop scammers.
    Btw who in their right minds would ever play this state sponsored conman bullshit?

  • Eric Matson
    Eric Matson 2 дня назад

    Repeat this comment on every video you ever watch, God's not dead.

  • Jonathan Tebo
    Jonathan Tebo 3 дня назад

    Already an incorrect "fact" just two minutes into the video: THE UNITED STATES DOES NOT USE THE IMPERIAL SYSTEM! THE UNITED STATES USES THE U.S. CUSTOMARY SYSTEM! But what more could one expect from a RUclip factpage?

  • aashish kumar
    aashish kumar 3 дня назад

    i fell sorry for them lol

  • aa
    aa 3 дня назад

    yeah- made in China. What do you expect?

  • Josh Pitcher
    Josh Pitcher 3 дня назад

    Which he did not have to serve because of his advanced age? The fuck?

  • HighTech Bryan
    HighTech Bryan 4 дня назад

    My most expensive mistake was getting married...

  • TheShankinSoviet
    TheShankinSoviet 4 дня назад

    I don’t get it, what’s with the circle on the thumbnail, I don’t know what’s going on here, all I know is just about the building that has fallen.

  • MAB Vlogs
    MAB Vlogs 4 дня назад

    That was Lucas idea nit the studio idea!!

  • Choco Latte
    Choco Latte 5 дней назад

    They left one of the most expensive mistakes in history off the list.
    Marrying them divorcing my first wife. Probably should be number 4.

  • Javed Beg
    Javed Beg 5 дней назад

    U can also add mumbai mono rail in the list

  • David Holl
    David Holl 5 дней назад

    Number 6. Apparently he has bit coins worth 4 million but still went through the effort of dismantling the laptop to sell for parts keeping the hard drive....... bull shit, how hard up for cash was he

  • Dirk Gently
    Dirk Gently 5 дней назад

    None of these compare to some far bigger mistakes:
    1: Bombing Pearl Harbor
    2: Invading Russia (Napolean)
    3: Invading Russia (Hitler)

  • Alan Austin
    Alan Austin 5 дней назад

    great video mate!
    Keep up the good work!
    Thumbs up Mate 👍

  • Alan Austin
    Alan Austin 5 дней назад

    great video mate!
    Keep up the good work!
    Thumbs up Mate 👍

  • ShinyBusterBaby
    ShinyBusterBaby 6 дней назад

    You mean LEE!!!! Leigh is pronounce LEE NOT LAY!!! When have you ever heard Jennifer Jason - Lay?! You all need to find out HOW to pronounce people's names before doing these videos!!!

  • Hatachi Sojou
    Hatachi Sojou 6 дней назад

    7 was fucked up.

  • Jasper9934
    Jasper9934 6 дней назад

    For number 12 NASA used the metric system and Lockheed Martin used the imperial system just incase you did not know

  • J G Frakes
    J G Frakes 7 дней назад

    Forgot about the priceless things inside of the World Trade Center towers, and how the Bush family had vested interests in the insurance. Oh, and the fact that the Pentagon had "misplaced" over two trillion dollars, anounced by Rumsfeld on 9/10...

  • Steven Taylor
    Steven Taylor 7 дней назад


  • Jack Rodgers, Jr.
    Jack Rodgers, Jr. 8 дней назад

    AOL began as Apple Mail or some other name. Anticipating this disastrous merger, Apple sold this division.Apple also sold Microsoft which was one of its stealth companies.

  • Zhe Chen
    Zhe Chen 8 дней назад

    why people make videos of same contents over and over

  • Kartik Gupta
    Kartik Gupta 8 дней назад

    "That we know of"... Understood

  • JemiLee DaBear
    JemiLee DaBear 8 дней назад

    I really hope that lottery couple got divorced...

  • Short Name
    Short Name 8 дней назад


  • SNK
    SNK 8 дней назад

    ALO ALO ALO....

  • Karim Javed
    Karim Javed 8 дней назад

    LOL Still USA doesn't learn to use Celsius instead of Fahrenheit

  • daniel Perez
    daniel Perez 10 дней назад

    No one can be

  • daniel Perez
    daniel Perez 10 дней назад

    No problem with the war on

  • Rocky Otter
    Rocky Otter 10 дней назад

    Number 10 was probably the dumbest. Seriously, you couldn't yell cut to keep a historic artifact from being destroyed? All so a stupid 1 second reaction shot in a boring scene could be real? Tarantino, you can make great films, stop being an idiot.

  • Christine Whinnery
    Christine Whinnery 10 дней назад

    Ur lying aint no man been off this flat plain dumb fuck come on you globers bring the jokes cause soon you will see ur all the broke jokes

  • Akhyar Maulana
    Akhyar Maulana 10 дней назад

    Human is the most expensive mistakes

  • Jacek Kuc
    Jacek Kuc 10 дней назад +1

    Jobs was nobody . Apple make Wozniak ! jobs as jewish still all fame . from Wozniak .

  • Power Plant
    Power Plant 10 дней назад

    The Shuttle exploded in Earth's atmosphere...

  • Power Plant
    Power Plant 10 дней назад

    Are you kidding me? NASA never flew a ship to Mars. They were Space Shuttles, not spaceships.

  • Wilson Larcington
    Wilson Larcington 10 дней назад

    The Alaska sale was, as you have mentioned, pretty much just symbolic, and I wouldnt even count it as a "loss" as Russia would have lost the territory in some way anyway. Having it go on a "sale just shows some sort of power play that as they "lost" it out of their own free will and not forced by some other power

  • Manohar singh
    Manohar singh 11 дней назад

    so glad china doesn't build aeroplanes using that cheap labor

  • b017ni3
    b017ni3 11 дней назад

    @Orgins Explained - ummm, you made a mistake on number 10, in the “hateful 8” the actress who played daisy domergue pronounces her last name “lee” not “lay”’s jennifer jason lee...

  • zoliezee
    zoliezee 12 дней назад

    Why the ship was not given permission to dock???🤔🤔🤔 Maybe cause it was leaking oil and the countries mentioned didn't want a shit load of oil in their harbour!! What terrible countries!!!

  • PavelPower
    PavelPower 12 дней назад

    I'ts very misleading when you talk about the Mars Climate Orbiter & show video of an Apollo-era astronaut, or the Space Shuttle. It would be like if you are reporting about Star Wars and show pictures of a different movie on the screen.

  • Fidel Castro
    Fidel Castro 12 дней назад

    The hateful 8 sucked

  • Phelpington
    Phelpington 12 дней назад

    Really interesting stuff! One definitional comment about "mistakes". Mistakes are errors in judgment. Good judgements sometimes lead to bad outcomes. If I bet even money that a fair coin won't land heads three times in a row, that would be a smart bet... even though I will sometimes loose. A few of the "mistakes" in this video might have been wise decisions that just didn't pay off in this particular instance (eg the Lucas deal; the sale of Alaska)

  • Tim Shelby
    Tim Shelby 12 дней назад

    I don't think a old guitar, or Alaska purchase should be on this list.

  • Jonz snow
    Jonz snow 12 дней назад

    it's 4 am, I'm watching this shît for god knows what reason & just realized that I should be number 1 and just kms

  • BIlly the SMall Bong thorton from india

    pretty sure that dudes lost bit coin purse is worth $26 in 2018

  • manualLaborer
    manualLaborer 14 дней назад

    Expensive Mistake #0: I opened a NEW bag of plain potato chips and one fell on the ground.

  • King Bolt
    King Bolt 14 дней назад

    Nothing crashed on Mars.........LOL The earth is flat with a firmament over it. Nothing gets out or in.

  • Brian Cash
    Brian Cash 15 дней назад

    the guy who lost the Bitcoins he accidentally threw it away and at the time it was only worth about $90

  • Patrick Neylan
    Patrick Neylan 15 дней назад

    "Punctuation matters, friends," says a channel that can't spell 'millennium' or 'artefact'.

  • ELITE_gamer
    ELITE_gamer 15 дней назад

    Why was the captain on number 7 convicted when they refused docking permission

  • sdsdaddas
    sdsdaddas 15 дней назад

    Quentin is great.

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    pamela jean 15 дней назад

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  • Eric Dixon
    Eric Dixon 16 дней назад

    NASA used metric and Lockheed Martin used imperial on the Mars satalite.

  • Marc Bondura
    Marc Bondura 16 дней назад

    Seems pretty damn clear why the oil tanker was refused entry from several countries... And they were proven right as you say in the very next line.... The oil tanker split in half after refusal.

  • Stout Theirish
    Stout Theirish 16 дней назад

    Fucking my butt was an expensive mistake!

  • chris goodwill
    chris goodwill 17 дней назад

    How annoying can a commentator be!! 🤨

  • River Mao
    River Mao 17 дней назад

    too many ads

  • radiofun232
    radiofun232 18 дней назад +2

    The computer mouse was invented by the US Army in the 1950's or 1960's. Article available.

  • Harley Man
    Harley Man 18 дней назад

    # 12teen.....33 trillion lost when a cabbage fart outbreak happens in the state of Bloohtgamerastownvilleovington.

  • Black And White Covers
    Black And White Covers 18 дней назад +1

    I'm not smart enough to understand the coma mistake, can anybody explain?

    • The Paper Pineapple
      The Paper Pineapple 18 дней назад

      Is "A, B and C" two objects: (A) and (B and C) or is it three objects: (A), (B), and (C)

  • chazz Lucas
    chazz Lucas 18 дней назад

    Why on earth would you fix the Millennium Bridge ??? Unless it was in danger of collapsing

  • Cowboy Bob
    Cowboy Bob 18 дней назад

    1:54 F.U. for the titles of the graphs. I don't G.A.S. about your opinion.

  • Ant Thompson
    Ant Thompson 18 дней назадвидео.html?t=1m54s 'Arbitrary Retarded Rollercoaster' - Now that's the most fitting description of the US I've heard.

    STELLAFELLA 18 дней назад

    Mars aint real....

  • John Archer
    John Archer 19 дней назад

    Could your voice be anymore annoying?

  • desmondjr brownjohnson
    desmondjr brownjohnson 19 дней назад


  • Southbound
    Southbound 19 дней назад

    Hey, how come the double election of Obamy as US Prez did not get in near the top, or would that come under the most expensive crime spree ever?

  • Howard Treesong
    Howard Treesong 19 дней назад

    No money amount on #1, sad. Also, misses the calamity that is the 'development' of the F-35 which makes most of the other mistakes look like a rounding error.

  • bern Habubbi
    bern Habubbi 19 дней назад

    Tarantino 100% did that on purpose, such an egotistical twat

  • robert smith
    robert smith 19 дней назад

    3 billion in one year from toys.

  • David Elliott
    David Elliott 19 дней назад

    150 year old guitar? Who fucking cares?

  • KarlBunker
    KarlBunker 19 дней назад

    Fucking stupid stock footage makes this unwatchable.

  • jamil ahmed
    jamil ahmed 19 дней назад

    You forgot to mansion Sainsbury’s buying argos and merging with asda

  • Steve Etzkorn
    Steve Etzkorn 19 дней назад

    #3. Never heard about Xerox missing out on a stock option proposal from Steve Jobs.. that was an investment 'mistake'. and a costly one at that. A much costlier mistake was made a few years prior by the third founding partner of Apple... Ronald Wayne. He sold his 10% stake in the early stages of the company's formation. He didn't wait a few years for the company to grow before cashing out & becoming a multi millionaire. He sold his stake in April 1976 for $800! Ouch!!

  • xCurlyFry
    xCurlyFry 19 дней назад

    7:50 wtf is that idiot doing? laptop in the bath and its touching water, Must be autistic to do that...

  • Luis Ortega
    Luis Ortega 20 дней назад

    did i get it wrong? does the video suppose to show less expensive mistake (#13) to more expensive mistakes (#1)? or it's just a random expensive mistakes sequence... I doubt the mars-probe crashing event was less expensive than that of the single building collapse in china...

  • Ale Ba
    Ale Ba 21 день назад

    if number 4 selling Alaska never happened cold war would be real war.

  • sko ducks
    sko ducks 21 день назад

    The imperial system is superior. Fuck metric.

  • Brendan Zandin
    Brendan Zandin 21 день назад

    I'm probably one of them... Or at least should be one of them

  • uHu
    uHu 22 дня назад

    Most expensive mistake ever made:
    Opening borders to welfare migrants.

  • Lauren
    Lauren 22 дня назад

    Damn, young George Lucas was FINE 😛

  • Bryan Shoemaker
    Bryan Shoemaker 22 дня назад

    From what I was told Alaska was sold to the United States because at the time Russia was at war with another country and they didn't have the force to protect Alaska. So instead of losing it to whoever was they decide to sell it to the United States.

  • Coleman Adamson
    Coleman Adamson 22 дня назад

    There is/was no Mars orbiter or rover for that matter (at least not on Mars). Folks, Mars as well as Venus and the other planets are not made up of dirt and rock that something can land on. Get a really good telescope or a Canon P90x zoom camera and see for yourself. The Planets are simply wandering stars, like any other stars, except they "wander" from their station in the sky (go backwards and loop from time to time.)

  • Joshua Allison
    Joshua Allison 23 дня назад

    7:49 He's a good actor.

  • steven tate
    steven tate 23 дня назад

    ted turner had to pay a lot of money to the city of boston from the bomb scare from the aqua teem hunger force movie promotion that turned into a bomb scare

  • steven tate
    steven tate 23 дня назад

    bying Alaska wasn't a mistake. Russia selling Alaska was.

  • steven tate
    steven tate 23 дня назад

    those crazy brits and their wobbly bridges. will they ever learn?

  • sumguy8
    sumguy8 23 дня назад

    Never underestimate the power of human stupidity

  • Dave Trotter
    Dave Trotter 23 дня назад

    Funny that when talking about the Rogers comma era, you have written Roger's :) Touche!

  • Ádám Jakab
    Ádám Jakab 24 дня назад

    Number 12...tipical american autism...The Imeprial system should be banned like.....50 years ago.

  • Don Miata
    Don Miata 24 дня назад

    the Dutch (Nederland aka Holland) sold New Amsterdam to the English for 25.000 daalder the predeccesor of the Dollar, and the English changed the name in New York the rest is history

  • allan fulton
    allan fulton 24 дня назад +2

    Canada should have gotten Alaska and thrown out the Americans.

  • The Watermelon Factory
    The Watermelon Factory 26 дней назад +1

    thought i'd be on this list XD

    • Born Again Atheist
      Born Again Atheist 17 дней назад

      The Watermelon Factory wasa wasa wasa-upppppp bitconneeeccct!!!

  • xXExxolasXx xXExxolasXx
    xXExxolasXx xXExxolasXx 26 дней назад +1

    #1, Donald j Trump