From politics to pop culture, fashion, sports, and more, this collection of facts, photos, and "Top 10" lists chronicles history's famously bad ideas.

Includes ideas like:

- The inventor of Coca-Cola trying to sell the cocainelaced syrup as a health-care product

- The official who postponed President McKinley's meeting with the inventor of the bulletproof vest right before he was shot

- M&Ms turning down the greatest product placement opportunity in movie history because seeing E.T. eating their candy might "scare" kids