33 Supposedly Brilliant Ideas That Just Didn’t Have Legs

33 Supposedly Brilliant Ideas That Just Didn’t Have Legs

Not that we know, but it seems like confidence is a great feeling. We put a touch of emphasis on “seems like” because we found some instances where it got people in hot water. As you’ll see here, a whole bunch of incredibly confident people went full steam ahead with their “amazing” ideas without stopping to ask some important questions. Like, will cramming a ton of impressive tech into a baby monitor cause it to burn parents and explode? You’ll see…

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CRACKED.COM Terrible ideas about the future of movies Thomas Edison thought talkies would fail. No, I don't think the talking motion picture will ever be successful in the United States. Americans prefer silent drama... The American people do not want it, and will not welcome it. - Thomas Edison, March 4, 1927

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NASA forgot to convert units from English to metric. HOUSTON, TEXAS CRACKED.COM The avoidable mistake meant Mars Climate Orbiter burned up in space, costing NASA $125 million in 1999.

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Disastrous Comedy 2002 Baby Bob Folded Turning an ad into a sitcom, this talking baby got his own CBS primetime show after a string of Freelnternet.com commercials. It's 14 episodes of Wait, that baby can talk? moments that got old right away. CRACKED

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Disastrous Comedy 1993 George Thinking he was a draw, ABC gave former heavyweight champion George Foreman a TV comedy about a retired boxer running a youth center, forgetting that he's not an actor or comedian. The show bombed and was canceled in two months (leaving one episode unaired). CRACKED

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Disastrous Comedy 2007 Cavemen Geico's original so easy a caveman could do it ads were pretty funny, but did not warrant their own show. The ABC sitcom only lasted six episodes, and was dubbed one of the worst ever. CRACKED

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Radioactive toothpaste GERMANY Doramad Radioorative Zohncreme Sackers CRACKED.COM Produced in 1940 to 1945, Doramad toothpaste contained small amounts of thorium.

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Curing rheumatism by climbing into a whale carcass AUSTRALIA CRACKED.COM In 1896, health experts suggested patients climb into beached whales for up to 30 hours, despite no scientific evidence.

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In November 2014, amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, Bill Cosby tweeted the invitation Go ahead. Meme me! with a link to a graphic generator on his website. The unforgiving public obliged. REMEMBER WHEN I ATE CAKE? MORE THAN @ DOZEN WOMEN M LET'S REMEMBER THE CAKETIMES MY TWO FAVORITE INSTEAD OF THE RAPE - STUFF Bill Cosby @BillCosby JELLO PUDDING & RAPE BY 13 DIFFERENT WOMEN #COSAYMERI Go ahead. Meme me! http://t.co/uM3KSji8or #CosbyMeme GRACKED.COM

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