15 Of The Most Tragic And Outrageous Fails From 2019
When Swedish model Hilla Abrahamson spent her first moments of the year being drenched by a bottle of champagne:
She really took poppin’ bottles to the extreme.
When this little boy tried to place a couple of rogue water bottles back where they belonged . . . and then this happened:
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He was just trying to be helpful!
When Space X’s Mk1 Starship failed its nitrogen pressure test:
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Just last month, SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 prototype suffered a major structural failure on its Boca Chica launchpad in South Texas. Looks like the Mk1 won’t make it to the moon (or Mars), after all.
The time someone stamped this on at least one $5 bill:
Yeah…that’s definitely not the White House. Although, let’s be real—even if it was, Trump barely even lives there. He owns a long list of properties, and until September of this year, he listed New York as his primary state of residence. Since then, his primary residence has been listed as Mar-a-Lago, Florida—not Washington, D.C.
When this person tried to get a pentagram tattoo, but ended up repping the Star of David:
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There’s nothing wrong with getting a Star of David tattoo, especially if it holds special meaning for someone. But if your aim was a pentagram . . . well, those symbols mean very different things. At least this person didn’t notice until someone broke the news to her.
Oh, and the time Ariana Grande got the kanji for “Japanese BBQ Grill”—later “Japanese BBQ Finger”—tattooed on her hand:
Poor Ari . . . it’s an honest mistake, and she’s definitely not the only person to get a badly translated tattoo. This whole ordeal was truly an epic saga for the internet, though. In case you missed it: Ariana Grande wanted to get a Japanese kanji tattoo to celebrate the release of her album Seven Rings. But when her tattoo was finished, it quickly became clear that it read “shichirin,” which means is a Japanese-style grill. Later, when she misinterpreted advice from her Japanese tutor and tried to edit the original tat, she ended up with ink that now means “Japanese BBQ finger.” Yikes.
When a street in Brooklyn was mysteriously covered in raw chicken, with no explanation:
BuzzFeed tried to investigate this bizarre occurrence, but still hasn’t come up with answers. Whether the chicken fell off a delivery truck or was placed there as experimental art . . . this was an undeniably epic fail.
When Joe Biden said he wasn’t ready to legalize marijuana, and Cory Booker responded like this:
Joe Biden’s stance on marijuana is seen as a problem by many reform advocates. Not only does the criminalization of marijuana put Black and Latino folks at a disproportionate risk of incarceration, but it can create difficulties for people who require the use of medicinal marijuana products. However, Cory Booker’s response, though it definitely drew laughs, apparently got him in trouble with his mom.
She allegedly responded like so:
“Did you really accuse the vice president of the United States of smoking marijuana on national TV? Did I raise you better than that?”
When this hamster was photographed “eating oats” and “not” engaging in illicit activities:
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The time an audience member of RuPaul’s talk show won a ticket to see Paula Abdul in Vegas and reacted like this:
Maybe this woman was uncomfortable being in the spotlight. Either way, please note how Paula is clapping. Please also note how this woman just does not react. Hilarious.
When teens were doing the #KylieJennerChallenge to the horror of dermatologists everywhere:
In response to the #KylieJennerChallenge, dermatologists warned against its dangers. Turns out treating your lips this way can not only produce immediate bruising and swelling, but it can also damage the collagen in your lips and make them even less plump in the future.
When a large, mildly-poisonous snake escaped inside the Bronx zoo:
Did they ever find it? We don’t know.
When the fortune cookie factory forgot to hire a proofreader:
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When this Twitter user almost burned down her house on Thanksgiving:
She didn’t even get to calm down with a piece of pumpkin pie! Well, better to burn the dessert than your entire house.