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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.
IEEE Conversion RFC
The Common management interface protocol
The 1975 Metric Conversion Act
ANSI Metric Conversions

Question 2:


This suspension bridge collapsed due to resonance - a twisting pattern never seen before, took the bridge down.
The John Hancock Bridge
Willamette River Pedestrian Bridge
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge
The Golden Gate 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
Dr. Pepper
Pepsi
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.
The Empress of Ireland
Britanic
Titanic
Andrea Doria

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
MC Hammer
Marky Mark
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.
Boeing Business Jet
Boeing 7J7
Boeing 737
Spruce Goose flying boat

Question 7:


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

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.
Estonia Ferry
Castor to Circe
Blak Bark of Ostend
Barge of Calais

 


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