Men's Journal

Failing Forward: The Top 11 Misadventures of 2016

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This year we were inundated with a host of inspiring record-breaking adventures. But for every success, there are a dozen failures, many of them worth remembering. Whether they're about government bureaucracies creating Kafka-esque expeditions, oddball feats that defy description, or simply inspiring losses, these noteworthy misadventures have carved out their own special place in the history books.