We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failurePictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/we-tried-but-it-didnt-work-out-35-examples-when-everything-ended-in-failure
Sometimes plans just aren't meant to be realized, no matter how good they look on paper or in your head. The online community r/Therewasanattempt ("Tried, but failed") shares just such examples of failures, often very funny.
In 1913, Sarah Rector, a 10-year-old black girl, received a 160-acre parcel of land in Oklahoma. The best agricultural land was reserved for whites, so she got a barren plot. However, oil was soon discovered there, and Sarah became the first black millionaire in the United States.
During World War II, the Germans built a fake wooden airfield with wooden planes, vehicles and hangars to deceive the enemy. The Royal Air Force, knowing about the secret project for several months, patiently waited until the construction was completed, and then dropped a single bomb there. It didn't explode because it was made of wood.
On April 19, 1995, a man in the United States robbed a bank, smearing his face with lemon juice. He knew that lemon juice could be used as invisible ink, and thought it would make his face invisible to the surveillance camera.
The kitten gnawed the phone charging cable and brought his owner a snake as a replacement.
"Before closing, check if there is a cat's paw sticking out somewhere"
The American company A&W once introduced a "third-pound burger" to the menu, which was sold at the same price as a quarter-pound McDonald's burger. Buyers expressed sharp dissatisfaction — they decided that they were being deceived, because three is less than four. Sellers, realizing that they can't explain elementary school math to adults without giving the impression of condescending jerks, just quietly removed this burger from the menu.
Conceptual design of car seat belts from the 1960s.
He sees an eye, but he doesn't have a tooth.
"Don't kill your wife with work! Let the electricity do it"
"To the one who puts toy eyes all over the office. Please stop."
"If you want to live forever, plant a tree"
In 1998, Honduras built a bridge over the Choluteca River, but Hurricane Mitch changed the riverbed, shifting it to the side.