Life is all about learning.
Sometimes you learn from your parents or older brothers and sisters. Sometimes you learn a lesson based on seeing your peers mess up. But all too often, the most important lessons in life are learned after your own failures.
Nobody likes failing. It’s embarrassing, inconvenient, and sometimes even painful. It also just makes you feel pretty darn dumb.
But even though none of us enjoys failure, we do like watching other people fail. In fact, that’s obviously what brought you to click on this headline, isn’t it? Watching other people fail is one of the things that keeps the Internet world going ’round. Other than cat pictures, fails are pretty much what the Internet was made for.
May the fails you’re about to see inspire you to use a bit more caution than the people featured in them.
Lesson: Don’t get too close to a fox.
All things considered, this could have gone way, way worse.
I’m guessing whoever was filming has certainly learned their lesson now.
Lesson: Lily pads don’t work like that.
They can support a fair amount of weight, but you can’t just step onto them like that.
Lesson: That’s not how the sun works.
Also, when you post dumb stuff on social media, you will get caught and put on blast.
I guess that’s two lessons for ya.
Lesson: Your insurance company doesn’t care what your face looks like.
Bless Eva for complimenting Susan, though.
That was very sweet.
Lesson: There’s no such color as “Dark white.”
Not yet, anyway.
But I’m certainly not opposed to the idea of a new color!
Lesson: You’re eating hard-boiled eggs incorrectly.
The idea of chomping down on an unpeeled hard-boiled egg is giving me serious heebie-jeebies right now.
Lesson: Don’t judge a book by its cover.
We’ve covered this, haven’t we?
Next time you want to burn a book in protest, maybe read it first (or at least skim the back cover).
Lesson: If you’re going to rob a place, don’t leave your phone behind.
Hey, at least you got some free slushies out of the deal.
Totally worth it, right?
Lesson: J.K. Rowling wrote the Harry Potter books.
Come on, dude.
This is embarrassing for me to read, and I had nothing to do with it.
Lesson: Maybe there’s legislature surrounding raw milk for a reason.
Ah, the sweet taste of victory.
Oh wait, no. That’s vomit.
Lesson: Choose your lights carefully.
In their defense, there’s no way they could have known these overhead lights would be quite this…titillating.
Lesson: These pears are fake.
I see you decided to bite every single one just in case, though.
I admire your hopefulness. But I’m also confused.
Lesson: Leonardo DiCaprio is not Leonardo da Vinci.
So weird, right?
Can you believe two people can have the same first name and still be two completely different people?
Lesson: Crime doesn’t pay.
In the grand scheme of things, this “crime” is pretty low-level.
It’s also hilarious.
Lesson: Gravity still works in the winter.
At least this one looks like it was kind of fun.
Admit it: You’d probably try this too.
Lesson: Killing a spider isn’t always a good idea.
In fact, I’m gonna go ahead and say that was probably the worst idea you’ve ever had in your life.
I’m sure you agree with me after this experience.
Lesson: Don’t sit on glass tables.
I’m gonna be honest. I didn’t think anyone needed to learn this lesson the hard way. I kinda thought it was self-explanatory. So much for that.
Lesson: Puppies pee everywhere.
What are you doing with a puppy in class, anyway?
(At least he’s very cute!)
Lesson: Don’t practice your yoga moves on top of a chair.
You had to have known this was a terrible idea.
Lesson: Always check the ceiling before you do a high kick.
Otherwise, you might just end up standing there for a while.
(Still totally impressive, though!)
Lesson: Don’t wrap sausages with bacon.
I know it sounds delicious. And, to be honest, it probably would be delicious, too.
But it’s a bad idea, nonetheless.
Lesson: Don’t ever leave your child unattended.
Especially if there is something that could make a catastrophic mess within 50 feet of them. They will find it.
Lesson: Don’t tell Homer Hickam to suck your d**k.
At least Google his name first!
Lesson: Your generation didn’t invent “hashtags.”
Or, as us oldies call them, pound signs.
(Or as even older oldies call them, octothorpes.)
But maybe try again in another two hours.
You never know!
Lesson: Your dog isn’t vegan.
And refusing to give your dog meat is actually inhumane.
I’m glad you were embarrassed on television.
Lesson: Doors are not always what the seem.
When God closes a door, he opens a window.
Or sometimes He just makes you think there’s a door to mess with you. He’s got a good sense of humor like that.
Lesson: You have a ladder on top of your car.
The applause is what really seals this one for me.
He knows he messed up and has no one to blame but himself.