10 Human Blunders That Changed the Course of Modern History

The last “oops” moment you suffered didn’t result in history books having to be re-written, did it? Yeah, we didn’t think so.

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Mistakes happen. Hindsight, as we are all often reminded by those who have made a blunder or two, is 20/20.

1. The Alaska Purchase was a huge waste of money

In 1867 when the United States sealed the deal with Russia on the purchase of Alaska for roughly two cents an acre, it was viewed as a major mistake by the U.S. Congress.