In the 90s, video game designer Kenji Eno learned he had blind fans, who played his games with great effort. So he designed a blank-screen game just for them: "Real Sound: Kaze no Regret." He made Sega send 1000 consoles (w/ the game) to blind people. It is still a popular game for the blind. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rea…
Ajay V. Bhatt, an Indian-born American computer architect who led the Intel team that invented the USB (Universal Serial Bus), regrets not making it reversible. It would have doubled the cost, which was a hard sell at the time, "[b]ut in hindsight, we blew it." He holds 132 patents and counting. pcworld.com/article/29998…
Stephen Baldwin has a tattoo on his left shoulder of the initials "HM" for Hannah Montana. He got it because Miley Cryus told him he could cameo on the show if he had the initials tattooed on his body. He was never given the opportunity to cameo and now regrets getting the tattoo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
A 28-yr-old Welsh man with a "no regrets" tattoo partying in Vegas in a bachelor party ended up at the Hoover Dam. He reported thinking: "fuck it! I'm going for a swim." His friends cheered as he swam across the Hoover Dam reservoir which luckily had 9 of its 10 turbines off. He was fined $330. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
Today I learned of Wally Conron, an Australian that takes credit for naming the Labradoodle in 1989. He asserts that healthy Labradoodles are "few and far between" and most are "crazy or have a hereditary problem." Conron has since repeatedly stated he regrets initiating the fashion for this type of crossbreed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lab…
Sir Alec Guiness HATED his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: "Apart from the money, I regret having embarked on the film," calling the dialog "lamentable." An autograph seeker told him he'd seen the movie over 100 times; he gave him an autograph on the condition he never see the movie again. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
The inventor of the USB had originally intended for it to be flippable, however that idea was scrapped due to the extra cost. Despite USB becoming the standard, he still regrets that decision. "In hindsight, we blew it," he said. pcworld.com/article/29998…
Tina Turner was diagnosed with kidney failure after she opted to take homeopathic remedies instead of high blood pressure medication, something she now regrets. She was considering an assisted suicide until her current husband donated a kidney to her, saving her life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
The root of the word "ruthless" the the verb "to rue" meaning β€œto feel sorrow or regret” word-detective.com/2010/1…
Gender reveal parties only became popular after a 2008 blog post, and the blogger now regrets popularizing the idea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
The man that came up with the password recommendations regrets it. nbcnews.com/tech/security…
In 72, after Led Zeppelin had released 4 platinum albums, a festival mgr. wrote manager Peter Grant requesting a booking of "Led Zeppelin and his backing group." Grant replied by taking out a full page ad in a music industry publication in the form of a letter captioned, "Mr. Zeppelin regrets." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Today I learned about the Dutch postal code lottery. They draw a postal code and if you live there and you bought a ticket, you win. That increases the feeling of regret for those who didn't buy a ticket, as they see their neighbors buying new cars, renovating, etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
Almost 1 in 4 people with tattoos regret it, meaning about 7.5 million Americans medicaldaily.com/tattoos-…
Peter Benchley, the author of "Jaws" regrets writing the book due to it's cultural impact against sharks, and has dedicated his life to oceanic conservation. peterbenchley.com/get-inv…
The surviving heir to China's imperial dynasty worked in Beijing, had no regrets, and thought his own simple life immeasurably superior to those of his ancestors. "I don't envy them at all. My guess is that even if they lived in palaces, they must have spent every waking moment worrying." telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Steve Jobs could have avoided a premature death from cancer by having it properly treated, he refused it for 9 months, believing an alternative-medicine diet would be better. It was one of Steve Jobs' most notable regrets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
In 2007, ESPN's Dan Patrick was asked to become the host of The Price is Right. The stipulation was that his salary wouldn't be disclosed until he agreed to the contract. Patrick declined and later discovered it would have been $10 million per year. He openly regrets his decision to this day. espn.com/espnradio/play/_…
The creator of the labradoodle regrets creating the breed. telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle…
Judas Priest turned down having their song Reckless on the Top Gun soundtrack and have since admitted they regret it. ultimateclassicrock.com/j…
The inventor of the labradoodle said that creating the mixed breed was one of his life’s regrets. nytimes.com/2019/09/25/us…
The man who invented the K-Cup coffee pods doesn't own a single-serve coffee machine. He said,"They're kind of expensive to use...plus it's not like drip coffee is tough to make." He regrets inventing them due to the waste they make. businessinsider.com/k-cup…
"Seinfeld" scrapped a claymation episode (that included Kramer with a pencil stuck in his eye) because "Home Improvement" did something similar. It was Jerry's biggest regret of the show. nydailynews.com/entertain…
Peter Benchley, author of the classic novel Jaws, has come to regret writing his shark thriller. He feels responsible for the mistaken view of sharks as evil creatures. He is now one of the world's most dedicated shark conservation activists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
A Japanese pilot who attacked a town in Oregon during WWII returned 20 years later to present his family's 400-year-old sword as a symbol of regret. His daughter later said, if he had received a hostile reaction, he would’ve used the sword to perform a ritual suicide by disembowelment instead. sharpen-up.com/japanese-w…
The line β€œ You shall not pass!” said by Sir Ian Mckellen in the lord of the rings was actually written by Tolkien as β€œyou can not pass!” He still regrets messing the line up youtu.be/ZWY7Fndhhqw
The woman who invented gender reveal parties now regrets it. Her child is gender non-conforming. npr.org/2019/07/28/745990…
The Japanese pilot who attacked a town in Oregon during WW2 returned years later to present his family’s 400-year-old samurai sword to the city as a symbol of regret. sharpen-up.com/japanese-w…
People who survived suicide attempts by jumping off the Golden Gate bridge often regret their decision in midair, if not before. Said one survivor: β€œI instantly realized that everything in my life that I’d thought was unfixable was totally fixableβ€”except for having just jumped.” newyorker.com/magazine/20…
Nearly 25% of people with tattoos regret getting one; about 7.5 million Americans! advdermatology.com/blog/s…
A Japanese pilot who attacked a town in Oregon during WWII returned 20 years later to present his family's 400-year-old sword as a symbol of regret. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loo…
Phil Vischer regrets creating Veggietales, for it taught only Christian values and not Christian beliefs or tenements bobthune.com/2011/09/vegg…
The inventor of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, has one regret: adding the double slash // to URLs. In retrospect, he says, it was totally unnecessary. bits.blogs.nytimes.com/20…
The inventor of the labradoodle deeply regrets his actions. nationalpost.com/news/lab…
Phil Collins never learned to read or write conventional musical notation and instead devised his own system. However, he regrets having done that. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
A survey in 2014 showed that 57% of Russians regret the collapse of the Soviet Union. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
After President Andrew Jackson left the White House he was quoted to have said to a friend that β€œ After 8 years as president I have only two regrets. That I have not shot Henry Clay or hanged John C. Calhoun.” nytimes.com/1984/02/12/ny…
When Nazis tried to verify Tolkien was Aryan, he snarkily replied "as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects," and as to being Jewish "I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people." lettersofnote.com/2012/03…
Today I learned of the Spotlight Effect, a psychological phenomenon where everyone is the center of their own universe, and has a microscope only on their own faults and mistakes. This results in others never even noticing nor remembering what we later regret doing or saying bc they only see their own mistakes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…
Today I learned about 25% of people with tattoos regret the decision, averaging to about 7.5 million Americans medicaldaily.com/tattoos-…
Willie Nelson sold his first song for only $50 and the cost of a restaurant bill that he couldn't afford. "Family Bible" went on to reach #7 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, but Nelson had no regrets about the sale, saying, "I felt if I could write one hit song, I could write another." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fam…
The inventor of the Keurig 'k-cup' pods regrets his invention because of how costly it is and due to the fact they are not recyclable. cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/…
Lottery winners in the U.S. tended to move house immediately to areas of established privilege, whereas Canadians tended to renovate. Nearly 80% of winners from both countries quit their jobs (often to their regret), and many who kept working were alienated from co-workers. thestar.com/news/canada/2…
The Number 1 regret of the dying is not having the courage to live the life they wanted theguardian.com/lifeandst…
Spike Jonze wanted to direct the film sequel β€œAce Ventura: When Nature Calls” but Jim Carrey voted against it. Carrey claims this decision to be one of his biggest regrets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace…
John Lennon referenced his beating women in the lyrics to Getting Better. In a Playboy interview he said. "I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence. I will have to be a lot older before I can face in public how I treated women as a youngster."" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get…
German poet "Heinrich Heine" left his entire estate to his wife, but with one condition: she had to remarry "because then there will be at least one man to regret my death." nytimes.com/1984/05/20/ma…
Keurig pod inventor regrets having invented it and doesn't own one. amp.businessinsider.com/k…
Ben Affleck was as disappointed by Daredevil as the rest of us, calling it the only movie he actually regrets. playboysfw.kinja.com/ben-…
Before The Hobbit was published in Nazi Germany, JRR Tolkien was asked whether he was Aryan. He replied "But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…

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