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Y'all know that one Hannah Montana song? “Everybody makes mistakes! Everybody has those days!" That's the song I sing to myself every time I accidentally burn myself while making ramen. It comforts me to know, however, that there are a lot of worse mistakes out there than some spilled ramen. Who knew?


In fact, some mistakes are so astronomical that they're remembered for decades afterwards, leaving the one who made the mistake a legacy of being a dumba**. Here are a few of them!!!

U/ronjans24 asked: What was the biggest mistake in human history?

Some may argue that the existence of the Universe was a mistake. I disagree. It was clearly Zayn leaving One Direction. But these next few were pretty bad too.

​If you do the math, this is also the reason why Hentai exists.

I'll say the wrong turn Franz Ferdinand's driver made that went right in front of Gavrilo Princip.

EDIT: yes I'm aware war may still have broken out even if Franz Ferdinand wasn't assassinated

UnconstrictedEmu

Imagine you're Gavrilo Princip. The assassination plot you and your friends had been cooking up for about the last year or so has been a complete and total disaster, just a monumental f*ck-up of the highest degree. You're staked out at this deli thinking maybe, just maybe the car will pass by, and by some stroke of sheer luck, it does.

If you're Princip, this is nothing short of serendipity.

DP487

​Petition to return to the ocean.

Ocean Surf GIF Giphy

"Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. And some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no one should ever have left the oceans."

Peterdeg

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move." - Douglas Adams

Suicide_bomber_83

This was, in fact, a monumental mistake.

Sears not beating Amazon to the punch.

Meissnerscorpsucle

Blockbuster not buying Netflix.

Four20Trades

​You thought THOSE were bad? Well gear up for their next few, because they are 100% accurate. Except the one about ​Cats, that movie slaps.

​I don’t know sports, but sure.

Seahawks not running it.

Averagebutgood

I used to wear a Seahawks jersey whenever I took a test because I knew I would pass when I shouldn't.

Tannumber17

​CATS is great, y'all are just boring.

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The Emoji Movie.

TheFearfulFeline

That live action movie about Cats is also up there.

LlamaLlimb

Very fair point.

Social Media.

Humans are not wired to have that many social interactions and maintain that many relationships. Plus the echochambers it allows people to create for themselves, no matter how conspiratorial or vile their beliefs, means that stupid/evil people are no longer shunned into changing their mind.

Not sure it was worth being able to see what a celebrity had for lunch or what new "dance" your younger cousin and her tween friends are doing.

Knuckles316

But in all seriousness, some horrible things may now have happened if the right thing was halted at the right time.

Washington called it.

George Washington Disney GIF by Hamilton: An American Musical Giphy

Voting for people based on what side of the political spectrum they're on. George Washington himself advised against political parties because he thought they would cause too much division in this country. Unfortunately for everyone, he was right.

Admirable_Surround_7

Big oops on that one.

Barack Obama mocking Donald Trump at the Correspondents Dinner might have led directly to his 2016 run....

"Now, I know that he's taken some flak lately, but no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald," Obama said. "And that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter — like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?"
Then he turned serious: "But all kidding aside, obviously, we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience. For example — no, seriously, just recently, in an episode of 'Celebrity Apprentice' — at the steakhouse, the men's cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks. And there was a lot of blame to go around. But you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership. And so ultimately, you didn't blame Lil Jon or Meatloaf. You fired Gary Busey. And these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well handled, sir. Well handled."

Dhork

​This is the best Star Wars and no one can change my mind.

I'll take 'Star Wars Christmas Special' for $100.

RoddBanger

I don't know about that one.

That atrocious pile of manure gave us Boba Fett, so without the Christmas Special there won't be The Mandalorian.

DeleteObsolete

Wow, in this article, I openly admitted my love for Cats AND The Star Wars Holiday Special. So maybe my existence was the biggest mistake of all.

ANYWAY, I hope you enjoyed, and I hope you all feel a little bit better about yourself. Because when push comes to shove, at least you didn't accidentally start World War I

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