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.

The 14 Most Expensive Mistakes Ever Made in History

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

The guitar Jennifer Jason Leigh played in The Hateful Eight by Quentin Tarantino was a real 150-year-old rarity, rented from the Martin Guitar Museum.

The 14 Most Expensive Mistakes Ever Made in History

It was assumed that the 6-string 19th-century guitar would be replaced with a fake one for a particular scene. Yet it seems that Kurt Russell wasn’t informed of this fact, and he broke the museum exhibit into pieces.