History is littered with amazing mistakes - from the fatal flight of Icarus to the famous meeting of HMS Titanic and an iceberg, many incredible events have been shaped by a simple mistake.
Of course, it would be a huge mistake to claim that Most Amazing Mistakes is the definitive book on blunders. But there are examples of all sorts of them - some funny, others tragic; famous ones, trivial ones; no matter, they all share a common thread. They were events never meant to happen, beliefs that we now know are completely unfounded or wrong, words never meant to have been said (or heard), or perhaps spoken but wrongly attributed. They are all amazing and fascinating mistakes.