Some of the Biggest Mistakes In Human History

May 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm |

If only these had never happened...

British poet Alexander Pope once wrote that “to err is human.” This now famous line deftly describes the universal truth that despite our best intentions, we, as humans, all make mistakes in our lives. Whether from carelessness or misguided judgement, everyone makes mistakes. But throughout the ages, some mistakes have had massive consequences, not just for those who made them, but for countless others. Though there are mistakes of many kinds that fit this description, one way to measure a mistake’s impact, is the financial fallout from it. These massive mess-ups were all extremely costly and their financial impact has been calculated into today’s dollars.


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If only these had never happened…

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