The 10 Biggest Mistakes Politicians Have Ever Made

10. Gerard Schröder extinguishes a Holocaust memorial flame

The mistake: Apparently “lefty loosey, righty tighty” doesn’t translate well into German. When Chancellor Gerard Schröder was asked to raise the eternal flame burning at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Hall of Remembrances, he accidentally turned the knob the wrong way and extinguished it. A gas lighter was used to relight it.
10. Gerard Schröder extinguishes a Holocaust memorial flame