Sweden's "Museum of Failure" pays tribute to flops, fails, and follies

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HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN (Reuters / CBS Newspath) -- Rather than celebrating mankind's achievements, a new museum that recently opened in Sweden has collected artifacts representing the times when things didn't quite go according to plan.

The "Museum of Failure" in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg opened on June 7 and hosts a number of famous inventions that failed to take off, such as Betamax video recorders, Google Glass and a board game featuring US president Donald Trump. Courtesy: Reuters / CBS Newspath

The "Museum of Failure" in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg opened on June 7 and hosts a number of famous inventions that failed to take off, such as Betamax video recorders, Google Glass and a board game featuring US president Donald Trump.

Museum curator Samuel West says the idea is to make people aware that failure is a necessary part of innovation, and that even big brands like Coca Cola can make mistakes.



 
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