20 Times When Things Really Couldn’t Have Gone Much Worse

Sometimes, things escalate from bad to worse so rapidly that all you can do is laugh. After all, they can’t get much worse than some of the ridiculous situations in this list. Yes, from cars crashed in all manner of physics-defying locations to some curious culinary disasters, these really take the cake when it comes to having a bad day.

Really, it doesn’t get much more ridiculous than this. How do you get stuck on the roof with not one but two ladders at your disposal? On the bright side, we guess if they were taking a picture, they had their cell phone to hand to call for help.

Imagine coming downstairs in the morning to find this scene awaiting you in the kitchen. We’re pretty sure we’d call it a day there and then, and head off back to bed. After all, some things are just too much to deal with that early in the day.

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As culinary disasters go, this is pretty epic. Yes, this is in fact just caramel that’s been left simmering for a little too long, turning into a miniature volcanic eruption. It may look fascinating, but somehow, we don’t think that pan’s going to survive.

In isolation, frogs are undeniably cute and fascinating creatures. But when they descend upon your house like a plague, it gets a bit much. And when they then decide to congregate around your toilet? Yeah, good luck relieving yourself ever again.

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We always knew the machine revolution would come, but we didn’t think it would look like this. In fact, we didn’t really think it would involve a hand mixer at all. But here we are: the first step in the war versus robots has been taken by culinary equipment. The truth is stranger than fiction…

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This is really messing with our understanding of the laws of physics. If the bus is equal length to the width of the highway, how did it manage to get stuck perfectly perpendicular to it? And, more pressingly, why did it happen in the first place?

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This is just an accident waiting to happen. Surely whoever was behind the installation of this water fountain tested out its positioning beforehand? Then again, we guess if it was used correctly, the water would be drunk rather than sprayed over the electrical socket. But that’s a mighty big “if.”

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Somehow, we don’t think that’s a mistake he’ll be making twice. And we can probably say the same for the guy on top, because really, neither of them is making it out of this situation comfortably. Their faces do paint a hilarious picture though.

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We have so many questions. And, let’s be honest, most of them revolve around the raging fire that’s currently engulfing this washing machine. Really, we’ve no idea how this is even possible. Unless, of course, you use matches instead of detergent. And gasoline instead of water. But even then, it seems a stretch…

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Yeah, short of the wind physically lifting up your car and throwing it across town, it doesn’t get much worse than this. And really, the end result is the same: you need a new car. The really frustrating thing is that you can’t even blame anyone for this besides Mother Nature.

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A little bit of snow and everyone loses their minds. At least, anyone using the roads does. But that still doesn’t explain how this car ended up here. All we know is, it really doesn’t get much worse – or more ridiculous – than losing your car to an above-ground pool.

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There’s really no way this situation could get any worse for this guy. Not only has his friend buried him in the sand, but they’ve also thrown potato chips all around his head. You can just imagine the dawning realization as the seagulls start to flock, and the inevitable occurs…

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and that’s no truer than here. Yes, you can pretty much figure out for yourself what happened. Somehow, we don’t think this kid is going to have many worse days. Nor is the construction worker responsible for fixing this…

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Is this the most perfectly timed photo ever taken? Quite possibly. After all, the dawning realization on the faces of the guys is absolutely priceless, especially compared to the look of blissful ignorance on the woman’s face. Really, we don’t even need to see the aftermath: this is so much better.

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We all do crazy things when we’re drunk. Confess our love to strangers, for instance, or make impulsive online purchases. But inebriated shopping doesn’t get much weirder than this. Yes, someone really did buy a scorpion while under the influence of alcohol. Really, you have to wonder what the seller was thinking…

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Apparently, Italian pigeons are absolutely done with tourists. Yes, this girl decided it would be great to take a picture in Venice seemingly shooing away the flock of birds. Instead, they simply flocked to her. Clearly, they’d had enough of humans trying to disrupt their gatherings.

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We’re no chefs, but we bet even Gordon Ramsay would have no idea how this happened. After all, how do you melt away an oven tray but not simultaneously destroy your food? Maybe this oven is well versed in the dark arts. Or maybe it was just a plastic tray…

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Part and parcel of owning a convertible should be forever having one eye on the weather forecast. The slightest hint of rain, and you can bet your bottom dollar we’d be leaving the roof up. Otherwise, you could end up coming back to a scene like this.

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Yep, it doesn’t get much worse than this. Let’s just hope this unfortunate commuter wasn’t in motion when this calamitous catastrophe occurred. Either way, we’d love to know what car this is. After all, it’s hardly a great advertisement for it…

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To be honest, we’re almost impressed by this. Indeed, you probably couldn’t replicate the exact angle if you tried. We can’t imagine it’s going to survive the journey back down to the ground, though – and hence, things really couldn’t have gone much worse.

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