The 14 Most Expensive Mistakes Ever Made in History

Every person on Earth makes mistakes. No one is perfect. Yet sometimes a combination of incorrect actions leads to such large-scale consequences that there’s only one question left in mind: How could this happen?

Bright Side collected the biggest mistakes in the history of humanity, the effects of which cost a fortune.

14. The fall of an apartment building

The residential complex Lotus Riverside in Shanghai was comprised of 11 high-rises. Until one morning, when one of the 13-story buildings collapsed. It was a miracle that it avoided hitting other buildings and causing a knock-on effect. The reason for the collapse was noncompliance with construction standards and a poor-quality foundation.

13. The accidental destruction of a 150-year-old guitar

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