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Miserable Flops

written by: Slava
 
Failure has always been the forerunner to innovative success. Do humans learn more from failures than successes? Play this quiz and find out about some major flops.

Question 1:


This was an attempt to establish the use of the metric system in the United States. However it was not accepted and the US never converted.
The 1975 Metric Conversion Act
The Common management interface protocol
ANSI Metric Conversions
IEEE Conversion RFC

Question 2:


This suspension bridge collapsed due to resonance - a twisting pattern never seen before, took the bridge down.
Willamette River Pedestrian Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge
The John Hancock Bridge

Question 3:


In early 1985 the manufacturer of this drink changed the recipe of the product, but after months of complaints, it was forced by the consumers to restore the original formula.
Coca Cola
Pepsi
Dr. Pepper
Yoo-hoo

Question 4:


At the time, this was the most complex ship, employing safety measures unseen before. She was double-bottomed and separated into 16 watertight compartments. Nevertheless, she sank on her maiden voyage.
Titanic
Andrea Doria
Britanic
The Empress of Ireland

Question 5:


This rap artist, born Stanley Kirk Burrell was known for his lavish tours and catchy hooks. However, his attempted restyling as a gangsta-rapper was a failure
Marky Mark
MC Hammer
Busta Rhymes
Vanilla Ice

Question 6:


This aircraft was proposed by Boeing in the 80s, but never entered production due to excessive noise from its unducted fan engines and high production costs.
Spruce Goose flying boat
Boeing Business Jet
Boeing 737
Boeing 7J7

Question 7:


This tank was built during World War II, but had weight and speed issues. It never saw battle.
Heavy Tank Charron 2C
Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär
Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus
M3A5 Grant

Question 8:


This 15,000 ton, German-built ship maintained a route from Tallinn to Stockholm. In 1994, it sunk to the bottom of the Baltic Sea due to a badly designed bow door.
Barge of Calais
Blak Bark of Ostend
Castor to Circe
Estonia Ferry

 


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