Here Are The 16 Most Simple Yet Disastrous Decisions Ever Made. #3 Hurts So, So Bad
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1.) Tiger Woods chooses to cheat on Elin Nordegren (costing him possibly $12 billion).
2.) Captain Edward Smith crashes and sinks the Titanic (losing $7.5 million and countless lives).
3.) Elderly man throws away winning Euromillions lottery ticket on accident (losing $181 million).
4.) NASA used metric and Lockheed Martin used the English system to build an orbiter together. It was lost in space (losing $125 million).
5.) Faulty equipment causes a stealth bomber to crash on takeoff (losing $1.4 billion).
6.) A hunter using a signal flare starts the worst fire in California history (losing an insured $1.2 billion).
7.) Rupert Murdoch has an affair with Wendi Deng after 32 years of marriage (losing $1.7 billion).
8.) Faulty equipment causes Three Mile Island meltdown (losing $836.9 million).
9.) Safety inspectors forget to replace valve at Piper Bravo oil rig (losing $3.4 billion).
10.) The Prestige oil tanker sinks off the coast of Spain, killing over 300,000 birds (losing $5.7 billion).
11.) A drunk Captain Joe Hazelwood crashes Exxon-Valdez into Prince William Sound (losing $4.4 billion).
12.) Faulty equipment causes the Challenger to explode on liftoff, killing the 7 crew members (losing $5.5 billion).
13.) Faulty equipment causes Columbia to crash on liftoff, killing its 7 crew members (losing $13 billion).
14.) TEPCO and regulators ignore the Fukushima Power Plant wouldn’t stand up to a tsunami, and it was slammed by one (losing $12 billion).
15.) BP, Halliburton, Cameron or Transocean made a mistake, causing the Deepwater Horizon to blow up, dumping 5 million barrels into the water (losing $40 billion).
16.) Faulty equipment causes the Chernobyl meltdown, killing plant employees, spreading radiation and emptying the town (losing $358 billion).