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 • 742

  • Iansain 666
    Iansain 666 4 часа назад


  • Jared Ramirez
    Jared Ramirez 9 часов назад

    *Why not titanic!!!!!*

  • Deleted ions
    Deleted ions 10 часов назад

    Steve jobs stole his buisness model.

  • Percy
    Percy 12 часов назад

    The Millenium bridge does not have a nickname, just made up by this american tosser who cannot pronounce British names.

  • Andrew Denker
    Andrew Denker День назад

    Cargo ship:Can I please dock my ship?
    Cargo ship:breaks in half and spills oil
    Spain:what the heck

  • Cole Wayne Thornton
    Cole Wayne Thornton День назад

    The woman reading this is soooooo obnoxious.

  • The Stupid will Inherit the Earth
    The Stupid will Inherit the Earth День назад

    I'm 0.3s in. Oh I can just tell this video is going to be shit.

  • vulcanproject
    vulcanproject День назад

    How was the Millennium Bridge that expensive a mistake? They just retrofitted dampers to it. Fixed. It added $8m to the bill but that's a nothing mistake in the world of civil engineering and the bridge has been perfect ever since. I can think of dozens of other examples that ended up costing way more than that. They happen all the time. The foot bridge that totally collapsed sadly killing several people near Florida University is $15m down the drain.

  • RawhideProductions1
    RawhideProductions1 День назад

    I heard they saved the pre TimeWarnerAOL signs so it didn't cost them as much.

  • Kasper Nielsen
    Kasper Nielsen День назад

    You missing an importen one, Denmark giving Norway most of its oil fields, because the minister were drunk

  • Rene Salinas
    Rene Salinas 2 дня назад


  • Fuc kYourAds
    Fuc kYourAds 2 дня назад +1

    12:37 That happened to my Lego building when I was a kid. I guess they tried to save money by building a cheap foundation.

  • Fuc kYourAds
    Fuc kYourAds 2 дня назад +1

    3:10 So why not simply call the "bridge" a public "swing"? That would have been a far cheaper fix.

  • CaligulaClone
    CaligulaClone 2 дня назад

    You forgot the election of trump.

  • Game Boii
    Game Boii 2 дня назад

    '2 plus 2 is 4 minus 1 that's 3 quick maths'
    -Big shaq 'Man's not hot'

  • Sean Cauffiel
    Sean Cauffiel 3 дня назад

    Many of the photos/videos have nothing at all to do with the topics.

  • Zar TheMad
    Zar TheMad 3 дня назад

    The piles were hollow and didn't have the specified rebar within them.. In addition the building was loaded lopsidedly with an earthen mound on one side of the building.. add in weather.. and it toppled over.

  • tRapdontRap
    tRapdontRap 3 дня назад

    0:33 yo is that the chick from the tv show Atlanta? Glovers girlfriend?

  • SpencerFcp
    SpencerFcp 3 дня назад

    My wife should be on this list.

  • The Sludge
    The Sludge 3 дня назад

    How much was that guitar worth? Oh, $40,000? But it might have been worth more.
    The real question; who the heck loaned it to Tarantino?

  • Miles Coverdale
    Miles Coverdale 3 дня назад

    How about John Prescot, British MP who purchased millions of pounds worth of trains that did not fit on our tracks, or another member of parliament who spent billions of tax payers money on Identity Cards, and then realised the impracticality of them? How about the Millennium Down that remains one huge white elephant, that continues to cost thousands in security, a building that would be cheaper to burnt down.

  • Glow Path
    Glow Path 3 дня назад

    Lol Fox must have a grudge on lucas

  • MrLetsrage2
    MrLetsrage2 4 дня назад

    I got a joke why did the building collapse ...

    Because it was MADE IN CHINA.
    Get it... ok not funny but kind of.

  • Vietngocphong Luong
    Vietngocphong Luong 4 дня назад


  • Crimson Wolf
    Crimson Wolf 4 дня назад

    Anyone else live in Alaska

  • biggest dickus
    biggest dickus 5 дней назад

    NASA lies

  • shalakubass keke
    shalakubass keke 5 дней назад

    The voice is anoying as fuck!

  • Pete Gromov
    Pete Gromov 5 дней назад

    1) War on Drugs. 2) Cold War Arms Race.

    • Pete Gromov
      Pete Gromov 5 дней назад

      3) Voting Donald Trump.

  • Nic Pete
    Nic Pete 5 дней назад

    If a 125 Million dollar mar's orbiter disaster is the #11 why is a 40 thousand dollar guitar number 9?

  • Tuten Vanman
    Tuten Vanman 5 дней назад

    No1 After making the universe God put man on it. No 2 Beatles sold merchandise rights for peanuts. No 3 putting mosquitoes onto the ark. No 4 the concept of pension and insurance selling. I'm bored....going

  • PikPobedy
    PikPobedy 5 дней назад

    I don't believe the guitar story. Sounds like a publicity stunt hoax

  • Kitty Doom
    Kitty Doom 6 дней назад

    That we know of...

  • fleiva30
    fleiva30 7 дней назад +1

    Electing President TRUMP

  • Willem Malherbe
    Willem Malherbe 7 дней назад

    why do you use random footage like apollo footage when describing mars climate orbiter?

  • Atheist Avenger
    Atheist Avenger 8 дней назад

    yep I missed out on bitcoin too, I knew about them early and could've got them for 10 cents each-I never thought they'd go up so much. I would've been filthy rich right now if I did. However I'm a stock trader today and I think I can make a lot by other means-but bitcoin would've been best.

  • Tiger H. Lore
    Tiger H. Lore 8 дней назад +1

    What about Hitler’s invasion of Russia. Wasn’t that a blooper!?

  • Joseph Stine
    Joseph Stine 8 дней назад

    Trump's Wall will be a big mistake

  • usernameagainahcrap
    usernameagainahcrap 8 дней назад

    Most expensive mistake ever, a whole country ruined by the Brexit scam concocted by billionaire offshore bottom feeders helped by a corrupt UK government and its spineless opposition.

  • Parker Weatly
    Parker Weatly 8 дней назад

    IBM letting Gates to keep the rights to DOS software!

  • dan payne
    dan payne 9 дней назад

    How about the mirror on the Hubble telescope? We had to hang our heads on that one.

  • Gerardo Mendez
    Gerardo Mendez 9 дней назад

    I remember having all these old Star Wars toys each of them had there own gun the star troopers the guys with the weird helmets and the lightsabers like I’m not a big Star Wars fan but I used to love these toys

  • Erin
    Erin 9 дней назад


  • short step
    short step 9 дней назад +1

    Liberal party,..known to have scammed Canadians for years,and yet always ahead in the votes,..we do not have a say,our votes do not count,and the scams keep going on and on

    KILLER KEEMSTAR 10 дней назад +1

    number 1:
    Donald trump was born.

  • Winter Star
    Winter Star 10 дней назад

    Kinda like the 'Galloping Gertie'... bridge built in WA. That had to bet torn down and a new one engineered and saving that, since weather made it sway.

  • Russian Walk
    Russian Walk 10 дней назад

    #1 is my dad not wearing a condom

  • Fabio Szepan-Afele
    Fabio Szepan-Afele 11 дней назад

    inuit not escimo

  • Nathan Steffanic
    Nathan Steffanic 12 дней назад

    In the uk people can walk in unison on a bridge to try and save eachother.... In the US we run

  • Bill c
    Bill c 12 дней назад

    If Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor get a 6 month delay, Germany would have been the first to create the atom bomb

    • Dahoon
      Dahoon 11 дней назад

      Really? So close to stop the march of the States of evil? Damn -_-

  • yuli tsuker
    yuli tsuker 12 дней назад

    mortgage market collapse (4-5 Trillion $$) ...

  • bill Smyth
    bill Smyth 12 дней назад

    what about the Gun registry in Canada where it costed over 2 billion and was scrapped by the previous government?

  • Trinical
    Trinical 12 дней назад

    "in history" wow
    cant you just say ever made instead of in history

  • white tiger
    white tiger 13 дней назад

    This video sectin about mars is BS...we are under a DOME...

  • Mr. Waffleman
    Mr. Waffleman 13 дней назад

    2 cents an acre, WOW.

  • Brainstorm4300
    Brainstorm4300 13 дней назад


  • Scene N. Herd
    Scene N. Herd 14 дней назад

    Do one on how much women spend on hair and nails and makeup and handbags and shoes every year vs. on healthcare, or on books. Talk about a waste of money.

  • Scene N. Herd
    Scene N. Herd 14 дней назад

    soooo... yeah, Trump just caused 1.5 TRILLION in additional national debt which is 1000x bigger than all your cute little stories. The good news is everyone who's super rich just got paid big time and bought yachts and everyone else lost stuff that is too long to list here. Bye!

  • Blatantly Fake Name
    Blatantly Fake Name 14 дней назад

    You didn't de-interlace properly. #12 this is particularly obvious.

  • Sagar Raut
    Sagar Raut 14 дней назад

    Chelsea buying torress for 50m$ is not there in the list

  • Chris Atkinson
    Chris Atkinson 14 дней назад +1

    Wars in the middle east have cost up to $7 trillion, Deepwater Horizon cost up to $10 billion and the Exxon Valdez spill cost up to $7 billion. Those mistakes cost way more than anything on this list lol

    • Dahoon
      Dahoon 11 дней назад +1

      Those wars weren't mistakes. It was moving money from the state to the ruling class.

  • JizzonTheDark
    JizzonTheDark 14 дней назад +1

    Uh.. War in Iraq & Afghanistan?

  • Jobie wan-kanobie
    Jobie wan-kanobie 15 дней назад

    NASA sucks Space X is better

  • Acers2K
    Acers2K 15 дней назад

    How many land was lost.... Germany should not have attacked Soviet in WWII :)! and Japan should not have attacked Pearl Harbor

  • Dave Hibbs
    Dave Hibbs 15 дней назад

    I lost all my money once and had to file for bankruptcy! That was 2004 to the tune of 44 million dollars! Now it's 2018 and made it all back +1.1 billion! It's not mistates! It's lessons!!!

  • Dj Death
    Dj Death 15 дней назад

    the orbiter crashed into the earths dome

  • Arturo Mucino
    Arturo Mucino 15 дней назад

    That ending was so cringy

  • Eric H
    Eric H 15 дней назад

    Obama's Iran deal giveaway and Terrorist Swap !

  • MrMethadrine
    MrMethadrine 15 дней назад

    fuck i hate bimbo narrators

  • jimmyfly
    jimmyfly 15 дней назад

    Why would they use the real guitar? That’s so fucking stupid.

  • Dakota Valdes
    Dakota Valdes 16 дней назад

    Su is for the bitcoin guy

  • Dakota Valdes
    Dakota Valdes 16 дней назад

    Who is the big titted woman on number 2

  • PokeMaster22222
    PokeMaster22222 16 дней назад

    1:50 Which is exactly WHY Imperial units should be dumped like the obsolete, archaic things they are.

  • fadetounforgiven
    fadetounforgiven 16 дней назад

    Saying that fishing industry in Galicia was destroyed... is a bit of an exageration. It was seriously hurt, but not destroyed.

  • M Tomo
    M Tomo 16 дней назад

    the city of toronto

  • Steven S
    Steven S 16 дней назад

    It's not called math it's called math's

  • Joe Clavette
    Joe Clavette 16 дней назад

    lol at all the idiots making this video political

  • Bijaya Malla
    Bijaya Malla 17 дней назад

    fake news

  • mads kristense
    mads kristense 17 дней назад

    So let me get this stright, steve jobs createde windows?.....

  • JiveDadson
    JiveDadson 17 дней назад

    The "tinker" split in half.

  • JiveDadson
    JiveDadson 17 дней назад

    "Synchroneous" Snort.

  • Rock Balancer
    Rock Balancer 17 дней назад

    you'd get more views if you just showed us your tits

  • Stalker 627
    Stalker 627 17 дней назад

    Attacking Poland with all of the military power you have using BLITZ KRIEG strategy and making a whole new world war and after you understand what you have done kill yourself in a bunker(WWll)

  • jocko8888
    jocko8888 17 дней назад

    Not such a great deal for Lucas. He got two and a half cents for every dollar brought in. Kenner got 95 cents and Fox two and a half. That lasted for over ten years. Hasbro bought out Kenner and let the contract run out by not paying monies owed. Lucas redid his contract for 18 cents royalties and Kenner/Hasbro got very little profit this time. Side note...I spent zero, zilch, nada, nothing on any Star Wars product including the films. I did watch/rented Spaceballs which had to be better.

  • Nakoruru The Extra Terrestrial
    Nakoruru The Extra Terrestrial 17 дней назад

    Add Brexit to that list.

  • sahel Mehrabani
    sahel Mehrabani 17 дней назад

    These somehow make me feel better about my own mistakes. 🍹

  • sly
    sly 17 дней назад

    Bitcoin guy.. i know you cried

  • Pellazget E lashte
    Pellazget E lashte 17 дней назад

    Alaska was the biggest mistake! No one justification for this : just a shameful act

  • Figaro Figaritz
    Figaro Figaritz 18 дней назад +1

    Hi. Funny; "sychronious lateral excitation"~?was that a term that always existed for such a phenomenon, or was the embarassing blunder of the Millenium Bridge so expensive that they had to come up with very technical and complicated sounding words to excuse themseves. Wonder if anyone apologized to the taxpayers..Thats a lot of public money to make something decorative and unprooven when a tried and true style of bridge would function way better and be way cheaper. Money that couldv gone to hospitals or whatever else.. would probably anger me if I lived in the UK... oh well, no offence; my city is almost definitely dumber than London regardless. But, Ha-ha! on them anyways.. pretensious crumpet eaters!

  • Steven Castaneda
    Steven Castaneda 18 дней назад +2

    The first one is wrong , true that George Lucas did have all rights to licensing star wars but! At the time no one thought the movie would hit, so no toy company wanted to make star wars toys untill George found a small toy company that agreed to make the toys, unfortunately George was forced to sign a contract that he would only get 10% of all sales, something he would regret later on

  • ThomeTeque
    ThomeTeque 18 дней назад +1

    America and its imperial system, there you have it.

  • Placidbott890
    Placidbott890 18 дней назад

    Steve jobs didn't make windows bill gates did

    • Placidbott890
      Placidbott890 17 дней назад

      Kristian S oh

    • Kristian S
      Kristian S 17 дней назад +1

      She most likely means "a system with windows" not Windows with a capital letter.

  • Forgiven Because Of Grace
    Forgiven Because Of Grace 18 дней назад +1

    Oh and making Justin trades the prime minister of Canada. Big mistake bro

  • Forgiven Because Of Grace
    Forgiven Because Of Grace 18 дней назад

    You forgot one . The biggest one . rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ

  • Wolf Larson
    Wolf Larson 18 дней назад +2

    Why wasn't the Hillary campaign on this list?

  • Let's get 10,000 subs With no Videos!
    Let's get 10,000 subs With no Videos! 18 дней назад

    $1000000 Canadian, that’s like $1000 American

  • john cuppje
    john cuppje 18 дней назад

    wow they broke that martin bitches

    LORD CYNTHIA GUNDAN Viloria 18 дней назад

    COMMENT: Be it known that RUSSIA NEVER OWNED ALASKA, WE NEVER PAID RUSSIA FOR ALASKA. ALASKA is the 48th State of the United States of America being that the ARISTOCRACY OF ALASKA is CZAR ALFERO MOUTTOUT, the 5th Ancestral Generation of Makara Johnny Kenedy who are a real AMERICAN INDIAN from the State of British Columbia, known as the USA NORTHERN TERRITORY signified by the HUDSON BAY on the NORTH.

  • Jimmy Brannan
    Jimmy Brannan 18 дней назад +3

    Not much chance of them falling over lengthways to obtain the domino effect, but it makes the story more exciting and fake.