Science & Technology
When the Millennium Bridge opened this past June it was expected to be a source of pride for the city of London. Instead, the structure had to be closed within days of opening due to excessive swaying.
It remains the most remarkable engineering failure in history.
It takes eight to 11 years to develop a new rose and bring it to market. Any given seedling has about as much chance of becoming a commercially available variety as a teenager has of growing up to be a rock star.
Who would ever name their firm The Failure Group and choose a stock symbol of FAIL?
Our choice for the greatest failure of the past 2000 years.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on Steve Jobs and the history of Apple Computer.