Top 10 Scary Mistakes In History You Won’t Believe

Hey everyone welcome back to most amazing top 10 I’m your host Che Durena Throughout history there have been great conquests, inspiring people and moments that have changed the world for the better but there has also been some massive screwups

People dropping the balls so hard that they will forever be remembered as the guy who screwed up I did some digging to find some of the biggest flubs in history for todays list of Top 10 scary mistakes in history you wont believe As always make sure you like comment subscribe and hit the little notification bell, also make sure you stick around for the whole list because a lot of these are pretty famous so I want to see how many of you can recognize all of them And without taking any longer, lets get into it 10 Chernobyl If you screw up at work whats the worst thing that will happen? Maybe that report dosent get finished or the investors get salty but I bet you wouldnt cause the biggest nuclear meltdown in history

The Chernobyl incident involves a nuclear power plant located in the ukraine back in 1986 What happened was couple scientist were running a test, they wanted to check if some of the safety systems could work in the event of a power outage They botched the test when they turned to power down and it plumited to 1 percent, then it shot back up and caused one of the reactors to blow Then basically a bunch of science stuff happened, with chemicals interacting with other chemicals which caused a steam explosion That blew the top off the reactor and started a massive fire which took them 10 days to put out

The heat from the power plant was so intense it was melting the fire fighters shoes This was such a serious incident that if they had fail to contain the reactor and the whole plant exploded it would have made all of europe unlivable for over 100 years 9 Titanic We all know this one, James Cameron is still back stroking through 100 dollar bills from this movie The Titanic was built as the beautiful and luxurious cruiser of its time, it was thought to be such a marvel of engineering and completely unsinkable But as the old saying goes, Clip 2 Because that baby sunk, it sunk so hard

It hit an iceberg at nearly full speed and slashed a hole in it bigger than all friends post secondary debt From here the mistakes started to pile up There were only 20 lifeboats on board, was enough for less than half of the people on board They simply thought it would be impossible for a boat as incredible as the titanic to sink before another boat came to rescue them This is why you never wanna be the first person to do anything

Everyone who took the maiden voyage on the titanic are like all the people sitting at home with 3D TVs and those dumb glasses The closet boat to answer the distress call was over 4 hours away and by the time they got their to pick up the survivors over 1500 people had died 8 The Hindenburg This was the biggest passenger airship ever built, this blimp was nearly the size of the titanic with zero bud light ads on it At the time, this was thought to be the future of air travel Everyone who bought stocks in Blimps was probably watching the hindenburg disaster like uhhhhh I guess I better invest in mustache wax, theres no way moustaches will go out of fashion

But it was pretty impressive, at this time airships were able to things that were unthinkable in planes One of those unthinkable things was making float with hydrogen, which is highly flammable and putting smoking room on it This wasnt even the first airship to go down, people knew that hydrogen was dangerous but they thought you could make it work if did it properly What ended up happening is the Hindenburg sprung a leak and were it was supposed to land, a huge thunderstorm had just passed through so the air was charged with static energy They tried to land too fast which caused a spark and then kaboom

7 Napoleon's failed invasion of russia Back in the late 1800s the baby faced Napoleon was the baddest dude around, he had expanded the French empire further than ever before and now he wanted to put the squeeze on britain He wanted to do this by stopping other countries trade with them, so he did what Napoleon did best, war He was going to invade russia to screw up their trade with britain Napoleon came with an army of four 422,000 troops and heavy artillery The russians did not have the military power to go up against such a force so they used whats called the scorched earth tactic, slowly retreating while taking all the supplies from every village and burning them to the ground

This meant the French could not properly set up camp and had to constantly go through reserves with many men dying of starvation By the time they reached Moscow it had been burned to the ground and winter was setting in Of the 422,000 who entered russia only 20,000 made it out alive 6 China Closes its doors Back in the 14th century colonization was the new black Everyone was doing, the french, the spanish, the portuguese, the english

Everyone except for China China had arguably the largest and most advanced naval fleets of all of these countries They had technology that would allow them to keep food and water fresh for much longer periods of time allowing them to cover much greater distances Some historians even believe that they reached america way before any of the european nations But everything changed when China implemented a new closed borders policy

This made it illegal for chinese people to even trade with other countries If wasnt for this change we might all be speaking chinese right now 5 World War birthday There are some occasions where its fine to miss somones birthday like if your in the middle of a world war or if you dont like them Well Erwin Rommel was a German senior officer during world war two and he was incharge of keeping the french northern coast Hitler was probably like this is really important, dont screw this up

Spoiler alert for any who dosent know how world war 2 ended, he screwed this up On June 5 1944 it was Rommels wifes birthday and because it seemed like an attack on the french coast would be unlikely he flew home to Germany Of course the next day was D-Day, while Rommel was opening presents with his wife 156,000 American, canadian and UK soldiers stormed France By August France was liberated, and within the year the war was won I wonder what would be worse? Forgetting your wifes birthday or telling hitler you lost France

4 The Girl Who Cried Wolf Sometimes people just need to learn to be happy with what they have and stop trying to reach some level of god like power In 1856 a young girl Nongqawuse told her tribe, the Khosa people of south africa, that she had had a vision She said while she was at the river getting water for the village an ancestor spoke to her and told her that if her tribe killed all their live stock and destroyed all their crop they would be given god like power This was the tribes whole food supply And without anyone taking a moment to second guess a teenagers fever dream, they did it

Why did anyone listen to her, weve all been teenagers with bad ideas and most of us have the tattoos to prove it The tribe killed 300,000 to 400,000 animals and around 78,000 people died from famine After everything was said and done and it became clear that nobody was getting super powers they threw her in jail It seems like such a strange clash to use the legal system to prosecute someone who was wrong about a prophecy That's like arresting your parents because santa isnt real

3 Marie Antoinette Here's a big one Youre the queen of France, your people are starving and everyday they beg you to help them So what do you do? Party baby! Marie Antoinette wasnt the sole cause of the french revolution but she definitely got the french people motivated to cut of some monocratic heads When she was confronted about little the french people had to eat, about how they didnt have a scrap of bread, she famously said “let them eat cake” Yeah I would have cut her head off too

Her biggest mistake was probably her get away When the french people had finally had enough and it was obvious that it was time for the monarchy to make an escape they had a plan They king and Queen would take separate small inconspicuous carriages to sneak out of the city, this way it would very hard to spot them But Marie Antoinette in all her wisdom insisted that they escape together in a slow, six horse carriage They obviously got spotted, the people arrested them, tried them for treason and lobbed their heads off

The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand Who would have thought that the assassination of a simple duke would have sent the world into such chaos So there were a bunch of mistakes on this one So first, Franz Ferdinand was the duke whose assassination sparked the first world war Big mistake But before that the first assassination attempt was flubbed and the duke got away, then his driver took a wrong turn and one of the assassins was eating a sandwich at a cafe, saw the duke pass by and finished the job

That was mistake number two And on top of all of this, the assassination lead to ww1 which we already covered Which lead to the treaty of versai, which embrassared germany, which lead to the rise of the NAZI party, which lead to world war two Im sure if the assassin sitting in cafe could see how big of a mistake he was about to make he would have just ate a second sandwich 2 The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand Who would have thought that the assassination of a simple duke would have sent the world into such chaos

So there were a bunch of mistakes on this one So first, Franz Ferdinand was the duke whose assassination sparked the first world war Big mistake But before that the first assassination attempt was flubbed and the duke got away, then his driver took a wrong turn and one of the assassins was eating a sandwich at a cafe, saw the duke pass by and finished the job That was mistake number two

And on top of all of this, the assassination lead to ww1 which we already covered Which lead to the treaty of versai, which embrassared germany, which lead to the rise of the NAZI party, which lead to world war two Im sure if the assassin sitting in cafe could see how big of a mistake he was about to make he would have just ate a second sandwich 1 Killing Genghis Khans envoy Genghis Khan is probably the deadliest dude who ever lived, it thought his rule caused the death of around 40 million people Well one day he sent an envoy to what would now be Iran to make trade with the Shah

The Shah didnt like the deal so he did what any good business man does and cut off the envoys head and sent it back to gengish khan Gengis Khan being a super chill dude went to the city and killed everyone, merced the whole place, 100,000 people blasted And then started a full on assault on the rest of the middle east They crazy part about this is Genghis wanted to trade with the Shah to fund his war on China, he didnt even care about the middle east But this Shahs stupid move made Genghis Khan flex on the whole region and literally caused millions of deaths

All right everyone thats our list! Let us know in the comments how many of this massive mistakes you already knew about and how many of them were brand new to you As always make sure you like comment subscribe and hit the little notification bell As always I’ve been your host Che Durena and I will see you next time

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