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Brain Farts With History-Altering Consequences

Everybody experiences brain farts from time to time, but the fallout is usually more along the lines of forgetting to pick up 2% milk than accidentally causing thousands of deaths. But the more important a person is, the more we get small mistakes with big consequences. Although nobody besides your disappointed seven-year-old will learn of your failure to procure quality milk, history's biggest brain farts have sometimes left a lasting stain on the world. 

Sometimes, small, catastrophic mistakes are years in the making, and sometimes they happen in a split second. In the best cases, the ship can be righted before going completely under, but there are several instances throughout history of brain farts leading to death, destruction, and mayhem. 

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