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Dumb Design Fails from The Lazy and Incompetent

People are asked to make a lot of things, but sometimes we're not up to the challenge. This leads to some prime fails of people not doing their jobs correctly. Words get left off of shirts, signs stop making sense, and people start building pathways to nowhere. We're not mad, we're actually pretty stoked about it.

funny design fails in construction, products and signs | ONLY UNICS pencil case unicorn misspelling | concrete tracks above the ground floor leading to a garage door on the second floor unsafe scary wtf
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Classic Facepalm Moments of Stupidity

If you think you're stupid, don't worry, there's someone out their saying or doing something that would make you look like a great big brain lord. People are producing classic facepalm moments of incompetence at a rate that surprises everyone around them. Humanity is just boiling over with incompetent facepalm moments.

funny stupid fails and facepalm moments | Apparently took 3 my aunts way too long figure out why candle wouldn't light. 2xC batteries Made China 12:41 PM 19 Jan 18 electric candle
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Monday Misfortune: Mistakes and Messes

Life has it's conventional and sometimes expected lows, like getting fired or missing the bus, but sometimes it has refreshingly unconventional mishaps. Sometimes you're having a decently fine breakfast and a bat flies into your food. Sometimes you're tire is flattened not by a screw but by a throwing star. It's a reminder that oftentimes, uneventful days aren't bad days.

Unlucky mishaps, mistakes and messes | person on the phone standing next to bicycle that completely dented a car while remaining undamaged | engraved pen that reads PLEASE USE UPLOADED LOGO
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Unprofessional Times People Failed at Their One Job

We've all witnessed some majestically unprofessional "not my job" moments. Maybe someone at work was running out of time, money or patience and just went with what they had. Those moments can result in stairways to nowhere, cans of peaches that magically contain peas, and countless other mistakes resulting in people and things failing at their one job.

Funny and stupid "you had one job" moments | wooden rocking chair with the legs rockers built sideways so that it rocks side to side instead of back and forth | spoon with a wooden handle with the word FORK written on it
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We'll admit that the first one here is arguably a BS technicality on pronunciation. That said, the next two are some bummers. He even had the million and the car, and it just slipped away. You can see it in his eyes.

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Very Public Computer Errors

Everyone knows that electronics don't work perfectly all the time, but we don't expect them to not work in an official or commercial setting. It must be weird to have to say "well it looks like we should turn the road signs off and on again." Here are some excruciating moments of tech support gore for some more things not working as they should.

Big public computer screens and electronic billboard fails | apple store with a screen installed on a wall displaying a windows starting screen | electronic billboard showing a computer's desktop and a folder named cool sign
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Confused Times People Forgot What They Were Holding

It's probably happened to you. You're holding two things with incredibly different purposes. Maybe it's a phone and a banana. You're on autopilot and prone to brain farts so you're not thinking. You take a bite and realize "oh crap I just bit my phone." Then you think that's funny and want to tell someone so you take your banana off its charger to text your friend. For some more mistakes here are some classic facepalm moments of dumbness.

Funny dumb times people mistook things they were holding | jmckay88 2.5k points 1 day ago Rolled blueberry and ate dice dungeons and dragons game roleplay
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Metric Mistake Has Wife Buying Over a Hundred Pounds of Bird Seed

For all the Americans, metric conversion can be a challenge. Honestly its better when it happens at times like this rather than something like miscalibrated airplane parts. Still, sacks on sacks of 12.5 Kilos of bird seed is a whole lot of bird seed. We all make mistakes. Here are some of people's dumbest purchases.

Guys wife does error converting to metric and buys hundreds of pounds of bird seed | O r/tifu Posted by u/EdgarTFriendly 6 hours ago TIFU by getting my wife buy bird seed So spent last 20 minutes hypervnetlating with laughter and promised my wife wouldn't tell anyone know because she's bit humiliated so this is my way getting off my chest. Since lockdown, my wife and have found new appreciation garden isn't big isnt prett but 's way get outside and, given cabin fever experienced, this is nice fo
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Misfortune Monday: Messes, Mistakes and Chaos

A lot of bad things happen in life. Sometimes these moments of misfortune take the form of something a little more outside of the usual. Sometimes people spill ungodly amounts of eggs. Other times people crash into a truck transporting a bunch of eels. The flavor of unconventional mishaps can be unpredictable.

Mistakes, mishaps, misfortune, fails an messes | several men looking down at a large amount of broken eggs on the floor of a warehouse | fancy ship sinking in a port
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Monday Misfortune: Refreshingly Unconventional Mishaps

As life gets weirder and weirder, strange moments of misfortune are still going on. While the world has it's challenges, people are still dropping mountains of eggs, having their lives invaded by cows, and leaving their car parked in the exact spot where it can get crushed. So here are some more Monday misfortune moments.

Chaos, mistakes and failures | man coming down a staircase to find a deep hole being dug at the bottom | cat being held by its scruff covered in Styrofoam balls
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Attempts That Hit the Ground with the Sound Of Failure

Life is a series of attempts. Some are more earnest or desperate than others. Some people are just trying to do their job, or finish a project. Some people are trying to make a good point, or seem cool on the internet. Many of these attempts will fail to work out. Here are those tries that stumbled into a heap of fail.

Funny attempts that failed | As child promised my mother would win Nobel Prize Physics. 50 years later said my mother See have kept my promise won Nobel Prize No said my mother promised would be physics Kenzaburo Oe, awarded 1994 Literature Prize. cat sitting and looking at a plate with a whole orange in it. Toddler asked feed cat.
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Instances People Saw a Vibe Go from Good to Horrible

It doesn't take much to bum out whole roomful of people. A bad tv connection, a stupid fight, or bad work news can throw an entire room into complete disarray. A lot of these include weird ways people got laid off. For more social job related moments here are some HR nightmare stories.

Askreddit stories of times a room shifted from good to bad | cover image of story of employees that arrived at work on holiday when managers could be off and found the door locked and were told they could go home if no one opened the door for them by 8:00 am and someone a manager showed up to unlock the doors at 7:55 AM and everyone still had to stay and work for the day.
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Unfortunate Moments of Failure and Chaos

There's a lot of ways things can go wrong. Seriously, life has an almost unlimited supply of unfortunate times life got derailed by chaos. Engines start on fire, tanks of paint burst, pizzas get burned, and children cry. We're all just trying to get through the day, but sometimes the day has moments that give us grief.

Unfortunate moments, messes and fails.
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Unfortunate Moments That Gave People Grief

We're all just trying to get through the day without having our everyday lives derailed by chaos. Thankfully for most of us, we do that. For a select few, unfortunate moments give people a bad time. It's sort of cathartic to see just how every little thing can go bad, and you can count your lucky stars that a day went by without some horrible crap happening.

Unfortunate events and moments.
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Brain Farts So Bad They Could Clear a Room

People shared their stupid mental mistakes and switch-ups, commonly known as brain farts. It's not really your fault, most people have so much to focus on on a daily basis that sometimes we don't put enough effort into our own speech. But still, switching up a few letters can mean the difference between saying you've just been hit in the shins and you've just shit in the bins.

Brain farts and mental mistakes that made people look awkward.
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Design Fails That Need Some Time To Better Themselves

Some things aren't gonna be perfect on the first try. Whether it's a sign that accidentally says "fart", a bus stop with a stupid roof or a pole literally in the middle of the road, there are design fails out there that need some work.

Funny design fails and mistakes.
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