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 • 1 400

  • The Real Madrid
    The Real Madrid 7 дней назад

    George Lucas with the Savage "All mine"

  • Alex Rocio
    Alex Rocio 7 дней назад

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

  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump 7 дней назад

    imperial metric is dumb

  • Monk of Ben
    Monk of Ben 8 дней 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 8 дней 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 8 дней назад

    Never trust 'Made in China'😂😂

  • hennyapan
    hennyapan 9 дней назад


  • greenfingers gardener
    greenfingers gardener 9 дней назад

    Letting Donald trump be president, should be listed on

  • leandro arrua
    leandro arrua 9 дней назад

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

  • Prjndigo
    Prjndigo 9 дней 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 9 дней назад

    Made in China. Yucks!!!!!

  • dingleroot slinger
    dingleroot slinger 9 дней назад

    warning headphone users this video made my ears bleed

  • MissSassyPants
    MissSassyPants 9 дней 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 10 дней 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 10 дней назад

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

  • Ari Woof
    Ari Woof 10 дней 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 10 дней 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 11 дней назад

    Lol Star Wars for life

  • Smokin4CHRIST
    Smokin4CHRIST 11 дней 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 11 дней назад

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

  • Frank Well
    Frank Well 11 дней назад +1

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

  • Bill Johnson
    Bill Johnson 12 дней назад

    Obama was an expensive mistake.
    10 trillion $

  • whiteflag
    whiteflag 12 дней назад

    Prove anything went to mars.

  • Robert Downs
    Robert Downs 12 дней назад

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

  • Chris James
    Chris James 13 дней назад


  • Richard Stuckmeyer
    Richard Stuckmeyer 13 дней 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 13 дней назад

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

  • Guy
    Guy 13 дней назад

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

  • M K
    M K 14 дней назад

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

  • YaBoiRobb
    YaBoiRobb 14 дней 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 14 дней назад

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

  • Mike Wilhelmson
    Mike Wilhelmson 14 дней назад

    One million dollars. ...canadian

  • SlavStar Blin
    SlavStar Blin 15 дней назад

    that building was made in China lol

  • jerry firth
    jerry firth 15 дней назад

    NASA pa ha ha ha ha

  • Eamon Ahern
    Eamon Ahern 15 дней 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 15 дней 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 15 дней назад

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

  • Crackers Are Jolly
    Crackers Are Jolly 16 дней 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 16 дней 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 16 дней 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 18 дней 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 20 дней назад

    A pound is a currency America it looks like dis £

  • Alex Foster
    Alex Foster 20 дней назад

    just another click bate thumbnail. pah, typical.

  • Public Public
    Public Public 20 дней назад

    neoliberalism is the biggest mistake.

  • Damian Curie
    Damian Curie 21 день назад

    number 2 should be ww1 and number 1 should be ww2

  • Don Jones
    Don Jones 22 дня назад

    will bitcoin fit in that fuckers ass

  • thepartygod
    thepartygod 22 дня 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 22 дня назад

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

  • dragonfly
    dragonfly 22 дня назад

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

  • Nadeem Haider
    Nadeem Haider 23 дня назад

    Afghan war will be considered top expensive mistake very soon.

  • The Works
    The Works 23 дня назад

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

  • Leo German
    Leo German 24 дня назад

    americans and their fucking unit system. when will they learn

  • Jeffrey Allan Backowski II
    Jeffrey Allan Backowski II 25 дней назад

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

      ΛUTOMΛTIC JΛCK 19 дней назад

      That's three sentences for the price of one!

  • mike leschber
    mike leschber 25 дней назад

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

  • truepace
    truepace 26 дней 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 26 дней 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 26 дней 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 26 дней назад

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

  • Savage1776
    Savage1776 26 дней 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 17 дней 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 26 дней назад

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

  • rosekiller123
    rosekiller123 27 дней назад

    That Guitar lol now Shit that’s Funny 😂

  • Justin Y.
    Justin Y. 27 дней назад

    Number one: Lil Tay

    GOLF CODE WEEKLY 29 дней назад

    Never use Way Wong construction

    GOLF CODE WEEKLY 29 дней 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 29 дней 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 29 дней назад

    The guitar lol

  • OrangutangClan
    OrangutangClan Месяц 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.

  • Brooks Carlson
    Brooks Carlson Месяц 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 Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    Why isnt my Ex on this list.

  • Rob Rosen
    Rob Rosen Месяц назад


  • namasayanif
    namasayanif Месяц назад

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

  • Truro
    Truro Месяц назад

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

  • Truro
    Truro Месяц назад

    lame voice over ... pulease get another Narrator.

  • major600
    major600 Месяц назад

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

  • GodDamnSeaslugs
    GodDamnSeaslugs Месяц назад

    M I S T A K E S

  • Stretch MFE
    Stretch MFE Месяц назад

    Hubble Telescope? No?

  • Joon Park
    Joon Park Месяц назад

    Bamboo foundations is not a mistake

  • Joon Park
    Joon Park Месяц назад

    People sometime make errors?
    Yeah! Stupidity

  • carlistillu
    carlistillu Месяц назад

    Stupid imperial system

  • broomsterm
    broomsterm Месяц назад

    The most expensive mistake in history was to allow Karl Marx to publish his nonsense.

  • Jesus Borrego
    Jesus Borrego Месяц назад

    i used one of those makita on a daily for years, its all about dewalt now

  • dimitri kasztanovics
    dimitri kasztanovics Месяц назад

    Great vid! But I really doubt Steve jobs invented "Windows"... just sayin' ;-)

  • wotever99ninynine Hamilton
    wotever99ninynine Hamilton Месяц назад

    you can phrase it how you like. he definitely stole the mouse.

  • wotever99ninynine Hamilton
    wotever99ninynine Hamilton Месяц назад

    no.10 flippng hollywood dirty bastards.

  • Andy O
    Andy O Месяц назад

    My first wife was a pretty expensive fucking mistake!

  • Harry
    Harry Месяц назад

    trump sure is running a lot of ads on here , tax payer money ?

  • Bert Ramsay
    Bert Ramsay Месяц назад

    The building should not have toppled over, it should have fell down into its own footprint turning all the concrete into dust. Since 9 11 everyone knows that.
    Oh yeah it wasn't hit by a plane, sorry my bad.

  • David Rethmeyer
    David Rethmeyer Месяц назад

    B. Vcv cv.

  • JD FM
    JD FM Месяц назад

    #1 = me

  • Pota Unc
    Pota Unc Месяц назад

    Dick Rowe of Decca turned down the Beatles in 1962. I wonder how much money EMI earned from what the Beatles catalog and other related stuff. Should it made into the list?

  • Chris Bronner
    Chris Bronner Месяц назад

    Like 3

  • Chuck Spaeth
    Chuck Spaeth Месяц назад

    The Russia deal with Alaska came about during the expansion of the telegraph- there was competition as to who could be the first to run a line from North America to Europe. When a cable was successfully run under the Atlantic ocean first, this ended the deal. Because Russia was not supporting the deal, they found great value in the cables already run across their continent and instead of paying for the infrastructure worked out a trade giving us Alaska. 2 cents an acre- not to mention the invaluable strategic value!

  • Solgern Traveler
    Solgern Traveler Месяц назад

    The bit about the Mouse is BOGUS.
    The two guys that developed it sold it for next to nothing in the beginning.
    They had no affiliation with Apple or Xerox .

  • Zaps Zapper
    Zaps Zapper Месяц назад

    Air New Zealand bought Ansett Australia. For 600 million, and spent a further 1.5 billion b4 quitting in discuss. Der! Australia one, New Zealand nil.

  • bagariddum
    bagariddum Месяц назад

    no steel bars in the concrete pilings of the chinese topple tower. pathetic shite.

  • Dave Druid
    Dave Druid Месяц назад

    You could have included the British Columbia Government Fast Cat Ferry Fiasco of the Mid 1990s which caused the BC Gorernment to loose 500 Million Dollars.

  • Bartooc
    Bartooc Месяц назад

    How does one building compares to whole of Alaska? Your title states the most EXPENSIVE.

  • Saleucami
    Saleucami Месяц назад

    Why didnt they use a normal guitar?

  • CanadaCommunity Org
    CanadaCommunity Org Месяц назад

    Incompetence at levels...