THE BEST Fails

How Not to Launch a Rocket

How Not to Launch a Rocket

Launching rockets – even small ones – requires lots of precision math, engineering smarts, and attention to detail. So we appreciate this clip from BPS.space which shows off some of the many ways in which they screwed up, not the least of which being those first few launches in populous locations.

Car Vandal Play-by-play

Car Vandal Play-by-play

A vandal attempted to break into an employee’s pickup truck parked outside of Seattle’s KIRO Radio, and learned quickly why Toyota trucks are said to be indestructible. The station then decided to add some commentary to the bumbling criminal’s futile efforts.

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Soup-serving Robot

Soup-serving Robot

“The Soup Robot is as if the Beer Robot got the Breakfast Machine really drunk, and then they had a child.” For her latest build, the Queen of Sh*tty Robots Simone Giertz created a machine that’s designed to lift up a bowl of soup, and spoonfeed her. Naturally, it sucks.

Insert Card as Shown

Insert Card as Shown

A guy approaches an ATM to take out some cash, but the machine is clearly having some sort of technical glitch. Regardless of its problem, he decides to try and follow the on-screen directions as well as he can anyhow. (Thanks Stirling!)

Check Your Schadenfreude

Check Your Schadenfreude

We’ve all laughed at fail videos, but why is it that we get pleasure from watching the misfortune of others? Nerdwriter1 explores the nature of schadenfreude, the psychology that drives humans to bask in the glow of other’s foibles, and thoughts on where to draw the line.

Freeze Out

Freeze Out

Runner Nigel Talton aka “The Freeze” has been kicking butt and taking names of fans at Atlanta Braves games recently. The fan gets a massive headstart, but The Freeze can catch them all. This fan thought he had him beat, but his early celebration killed any hopes of a win.

Expectations vs. Reality

Expectations vs. Reality

People are Awesome put together this hilarious “wins vs. fails” compilation which compares some praiseworthy human feats against their groanworthy counterparts from FailArmy. We’re giving the official booby prize to the guy with the broomstick on the trampoline.

Revenge of the Tree

Revenge of the Tree

These guys seem hell-bent on pulling this tree out of the middle of a desert path with their SUV, but the tree is having none of it. But this plant isn’t merely interested in staying put, it wants revenge.

Cat, Fishing

Cat, Fishing

This cat is very excited at the prospects of a delicious dinner of fish, though one small obstacle stands in its way. Will kitty find a way to get the tasty sea creatures inside the aquarium, or will the fish have the last laugh?

Worst Amusement Park Ride Ever

Worst Amusement Park Ride Ever

Ever ride one of those tilting, spinning amusement park rides? Now imagine the same idea without seats or harnesses. The Tagada not only look horribly unsafe, we can only imagine that its riders leave with bruises, broken bones, and their lunch anywhere but in their stomachs.

Salad Tossing Robot

Salad Tossing Robot

Useless Duck Company shows off another ridiculous contraption they built. This one performs a basic kitchen chore. But unlike other single-task robots, this one actually has three distinctive operating modes.

How Not to Take a Pee Break

How Not to Take a Pee Break

When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go. So we don’t fault this guy for stopping his car and hopping out to take a bathroom break in the middle of nature. But if you’re gonna do it on a hill, make sure to set your parking brake.

Drone Changes a Light Bulb

Drone Changes a Light Bulb

It took Marek Baczynski and his friend Sven an entire day, and two different drones, but they eventually managed to use a drone to unscrew a light bulb, then screw a fresh bulb into the empty socket. And they only needed nine light bulbs, a broom, and a dustpan to do it!

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Shark Cage Mishap

Shark Cage Mishap

If you’ve ever considered diving in a shark cage, you might rethink that after watching this video, in which a great white swam right through the bars, with a diver inside. Incredibly, the guy wasn’t injured, but we can imagine his wetsuit is a few shades more brown now.

Bathing in Hot Sauce

Bathing in Hot Sauce

File Cemre Candar’s latest video under “dumb things to never try,” as he loaded up his bathtub with over 1200 bottles of chili sauce, then took a dip in it. This makes his chocolate and beer baths look like the work of a Rhodes Scholar.

How Not to Use Power Tools

How Not to Use Power Tools

A compilation of people (and animals) using drills, chainsaws, lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and other mechanical work machines in ways that were never intended. We were waiting to see Jim Carrey’s drill trick from Burt Wonderstone.

Fake It ‘Til Your Face Hurts

Fake It ‘Til Your Face Hurts

Cullen Melton tried the no look three-point celebration popularized by some of the NBA’s sharpshooters. But he bombed harder than Nick Young did. This is Dude Imperfect, and we call this the Soviet Russian Trick Shot.

Ernie Els’ Horrible Masters Start

Ernie Els’ Horrible Masters Start

Ernie Els is a golf hall of famer who’s won four major championships. But Murphy’s Law hit him hard on the first hole of the 2016 Masters. He ended up putting six times from 3ft, scoring a 9 on the par-4 hole. Slate’s got your Happy Gilmore mashup covered.

Divide by Zero Error

Divide by Zero Error

Even today, computers error out if you try to divide a number by zero, but check out what happens with this old Facit ESA-01 mechanical calculator when posed with that mathematical conundrum. We’re assuming the death spiral was only ended by unplugging the cord.

Bad Ideas in Aviation History

Bad Ideas in Aviation History

Footage from a Discovery program which documented the Piasecki PA97 Helistat, an experimental logging blimp, which used an ungainly configuration of four helicopters to lift it off the ground. Just looking at the thing, it seemed like a bad idea… and it was.

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The Lipstick Robot

The Lipstick Robot

After nearly cutting off a limb with her chopping robot, engineer Simone Giertz built another somewhat askew robotic assistant, though this one is much more likely to make her die from embarrassment than blood loss. We think she should marry Mehdi Sadaghdar.

2015 Fail Compilation

2015 Fail Compilation

(PG-13: Language) Some of the clips in FailArmy’s mega compilation are just people understandably freaking out. But there are hilarious ones like the truck driver with zero Fs to give and a stupid ass rock that you might want to pee on. First video here.

You’re So Stupid!

You’re So Stupid!

In order to truly enjoy the comedic timing of the kid drummer in this brief video clip, you must make the assumption that the other kid injured nothing more than his ego. After you do that, it’s comedy gold.

Car Surprise

Car Surprise

When we first saw how slowly this car was going around the racetrack, we figured that it had a mechanical problem. But it turns out it’s got much bigger issues than we could have ever imagined. (Thanks Robert!)

No Rhythm Dude

No Rhythm Dude

The guys from cover band Boston Naturals were performing at a post-wedding reception, when they noticed one guy in the crowd with the worst sense of rhythm ever. Apparently, his off-tempo claps were loud enough to make it hard for the guitarist to keep rhythm.

The Worst Car in the World

The Worst Car in the World

(PG-13 Language) Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky manages to cram his butt into a little known vehicle called The Hoffman, a hideous beast of a car that’s horribly uncomfortable, drives terribly, looks worse than a Pontiac Aztek, and seems hellbent on killing its driver.

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