Category: Mistakes

Magdalenian Girl.

Woman whose 15,000 year old remains were previously mistaken for a girl had the earliest recorded case of impacted wisdom teeth.

Tags: Age Diet Discovery Mistakes People Teeth.

Look both ways.

Bilingual road sign tells pedestrians to look left in one language and to look right in the other. (via)

Tags: Language Mistakes Woopsie.

Causing grievous hurt.

Indian man mistakenly held in prison for 54 years.

Tags: Mistakes People Prison.

Can’t you see I’m in a hurry?

Impatient bank robber takes off his mask to yell at teller, thus blowing his cover. (via)

Tags: Busted Caught Crime Mistakes People Robbery Woopsie.

Never Waste Tree.

Bank issues credit card to a tree.

Tags: Business Culture Discovery Humor Mistakes Money Woopsie.

Check yourself.

WiFi does not stand for Wireless Fidelity.

Tags: Language Mistakes.

Deja vu.

Prisoner escapes after posing as his identical twin brother.

Tags: Crime Escape Getaway Mistakes People Prison Woopsie.

Your bad.

Indian astrologer fails to die after predicting his own death because too many people had ‘prayed for him to live’.

Tags: Death Magic Mistakes People Prevention Survival Unexplained.

Alien zapper.

Object initially mistaken for a bomb was in fact a device that was ‘supposed to set off vibrations that would keep aliens away. (via)

Tags: Bizarre Bogus Discovery Gadgets Mistakes UFO.

It’s just fog.

Fire destroys historic replica that was initially disregarded by a 911 operator as ‘fog’. (via)

Tags: Fire Mistakes Phone Woopsie Workplace.

Disappearing act.

Dead woman found in wrecked vehicle one day after the accident. (via)

Tags: Accident Cars Death Mistakes Woopsie Wrecks.

All talk.

The poorly-designed Norwegian Sound and Braille Library ‘is less suited for the visually impaired’ than most other buildings.

Tags: Build Design Irony Mistakes Woopsie.

There’s no such thing as Rudolph.

Danish airforce has compensated Santa Claus for accidentally killing Rudolph.

Tags: Accident Animals Bizarre Culture Death Mascots Mistakes Pets Woopsie.

Stuck in gear.

Wannabe car-jacker that could only drive an automatic stalls out when stolen vehicle turns out to be a stick shift.

Tags: Busted Cars Caught Crime Getaway Irony Mistakes People Theft Woopsie.

Toby Russel Rhodes.

Dog in New Zealand was successfully registered to vote in elections.

Tags: Animals Bizarre Discovery Mistakes Pets Politics.

First-level wizard.

Woman in Tokyo complains to police after the hitman she hired fails to get the job done. (via)

Tags: Busted Caught Crime Mistakes Murder People Spouse Woopsie.


Legos.com is a redirect page owned by LEGO that correctly informs you that the brand name LEGO is not plural. (via)

Tags: Language Marketing Mistakes Propaganda Web.

Honey, I burnt down the house.

German woman trying to kill spiders with fire accidentally burns down her house instead.

Tags: Accident Escape Family Fire Lucky Mistakes People Pests Woopsie.

Half the man.

Russian man survives after cutting himself in half with circular saw. (via)

Tags: Health Injury Lucky Mistakes People Survival Woopsie.

The easiest arrest ever.

By taking pictures with a cell phone they stole, thieves in Argentina unknowingly published themselves on the stolen phone owner’s personal Web page.

Tags: Busted Caught Crime Mistakes People Phone Photos Theft Woopsie.

Too late.

Innocent maid criminally convicted and executed in 1945 posthumously pardoned in Georgia.

Tags: Change Crime Culture Death Forgiven Legal Mistakes Murder People Prison Punishment.


Be careful not to put diesel fuel in your unleaded engine when trying to steal gas.

Tags: Busted Cars Caught Crime Mistakes People Theft Woopsie.

Not armed or dangerous.

Radio station stunt that had three listeners dress like escaped inmates trying to hitch a ride backfired when dozens of ‘terrified’ motorists called 911.

Tags: Bogus Contests Fear Marketing Mistakes Parody Prank Prison Woopsie.

Damn milkman.

One in 25 men worldwide is not the biological father of a child he believes to be his.

Tags: Accident Deception Discovery Family Hers His Kids Mistakes Research Sex Spouse.

Poetic lysinse.

Pissed off artist reluctantly corrects her misspellings on murals she created for the Livermore public library in San Francisco. (via)

Tags: Accident Art Caught Change Discovery Education Ego Embarrassing Followup Humor Language Mistakes People Woopsie.

Don’t quit your day job.

Shot putter who missed world qualifier due to flight mix-up instead enters javelin qualifier and loses big time.

Tags: Challenge Contests Embarrassing Games Humor Mistakes People Sports Woopsie.

Lifesaver and the Jerk.

Pet owner teaches dog to dial 911.

Tags: Animals Bizarre Caught Crime Escape Fear Fire Ideas Mistakes Movies People Pets Phone Prank Security Survival.

Honey, I forgot you.

Man forgets, leaves wife at gas station for six hours.

Tags: Cars Family Mistakes People Spouse Travel Woopsie.

Partisan politics.

Republicans and Democrats in South Carolina are fighting over beer money.

Tags: Alcohol Beer Decline Discovery Legal Mistakes Politics Protest Woopsie.

Asking for trouble.

Drunk man asks cops where his car is.

Tags: Alcohol Busted Cars Caught Crime Drunk Mistakes People.

Woo hoo! Doh!

Florida Lotto to woman: $250,000 winning ticket was a misprint. (via)

Tags: Accident Bogus Contests Decline Discovery Mistakes Money People Protest Woopsie.

Richard Cranium.

Man’s debit card embossed with crude name.

Tags: Accident Business Embarrassing Language Mistakes Money Prank Woopsie.

Didn’t you notice?

Del.icio.us had a minor database issue yesterday and comes clean, quickly. Kudos Joshua.

Tags: Accident Blog Celebrity Crazes Email Forgiven Mistakes RSS Search Survival Tags Web Woopsie.

What was she spitting?

Kansas City driver falls out of her car on the freeway, survives. (via)

Tags: Accident Cars Embarrassing Mistakes People Survival Woopsie.

Didn’t get the memo.

Danish police break up ‘street fight‘ that was being filmed for a movie.

Tags: Embarrassing Entertainment Mistakes Movies Woopsie.

Jesus speaking.

Phone number mistakenly shown in the movie Bruce Almighty actually belongs to Florida woman who receives ‘15 to 20 calls an hour from people asking for God‘. (via)

Tags: Accident Culture Entertainment Mistakes Movies Phone Prank Religion.

Stolen stash.

Be careful what type of merchandise you declare was stolen from you when filing a police report.

Tags: Busted Caught Crime Drugs Lefthanded Mistakes.

Art confusing life.

Album cover depicting a barcode being mistakenly scanned for real barcode at record stores. (via)

Tags: Art Discovery Entertainment Irony Mistakes Music.

Wrong car.

Wrong minivan is victim of a botched rescue drill.

Tags: Accident Cars Embarrassing Mistakes Rescue Woopsie.

There you are.

Wanted woman asks a cop for a ride home. (via)

Tags: Cars Caught Crime Irony Mistakes Wanted.

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