Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

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You fell, you were doused with water? Cat pee in your boots you bought expired milk? Do not worry and do not consider yourself a loser of the decade, because the story knows more than the ridiculous cases of bad luck.

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

1. Rejected J. K. Rowling

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

12 publishers rejected the manuscript of "Harry Potter" before Bloomsbury finally agreed to publish the immortal story of the boy who lived. It is thanks to the magic Board eight-year-old daughter of the head of the publishing house of Alice. The book was eventually translated into 60 languages, and Rowling has earned about $ 1 billion.

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

James Howells bought 7500 bitcoins in 2009 when the cost was almost zero. By 2013, one bitcoin was valued at 613 pounds. Thus, securities of Hawala was worth 4.5 million pounds sterling. The problem was only that Howells left the hard drive with the data in a drawer and forgot about it, and then threw away unnecessary papers. After realizing the terrible he tried to find the disk but he said that he was a total dump and could be anywhere.

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

The owners of Google Larry page and Sergey Brin entered into negotiations with the founder of Excite George bell in 1999 because he wanted to sell the search engine for $ 1 million. Bell was prepared to pay not more than $ 750,000. Well, today Google is estimated at 365 billion dollars. Oops.

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

In 1914, British soldier Henry Tandy, which was marked by the largest number of medals during the First world war among the rank and file, passed by unarmed and wounded Adolf Hitler lying in the gutter but decided not to finish.

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

In 2005, the Japanese employee of the exchange worth of the company 190 million pounds after a mistake on the stock exchange: he sold 610 000 shares at a cost of 1 yen (50 pence) instead of having to sell one share for 610 000 yen, as he commanded. Exchange rejected requests to cancel the sale so she had to purchase its own shares.

6. Enraged Genghis Khan

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

The first great Khan of the Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan tried to establish diplomatic and trade relations with Ala ad-DIN Muhammad, Shah of the neighboring State of Khwarezm (present-day Iraq and Iran) in the XIII century. However, after all the offers of Genghis Khan were rejected, and the Mongolian diplomat beheaded, Genghis Khan furiously reacted to this form of failure, and sent 200,000 soldiers to destroy the state.

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

Company Facebook didn't take on the job of programmers by Brian Acton and Jan godfather, when they were interviewed in 2009. After a few years, Facebook bought the rejected programmers their project WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars.

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

French state railway has spent 16 billion dollars on a new set of trains. Unfortunately, the trains were too wide to more than 1300 platforms at stations across the country. The solution is worth 50 million euros. It's almost like buy a car and not test, will it fit in your garage.

9. Contract with Brian Poole and The Tremeloes

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

In 1962, the Decca recording Studio was looking for new groups and new artists. They listened to two groups in their studios in London and signed a contract with Brian Poole and The Tremeloes. Know which group they refused? The Quartet from Liverpool, who would later become famous as The Beatles.

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

The British government sued for damages of 9 million pounds because of a bureaucratic error: the name of the company was written extra letter, resulting in the firm liquidated. More than 250 people were left without work when the company Taylor and Son took over the bankrupt in 2009, Taylor and Sons.

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