Many hilarious mistakes and accidents have happened long before people were carrying around cell phones and filming everything. Now, cameras don't miss a single moment. There's always someone taking pictures, and there are a few people lucky enough to capture that perfect moment which shows the strange serenity a split second before a hysterically funny accident takes place. We all secretly like to watch others get in a bit of trouble every now and then (we’re unapologetic about it). So, we have compiled a collection of the best and most perfectly timed photos capturing the last moment right before disaster struck. Grab your popcorn and let’s dig in.
1. A Coke Catastrophe
Hey, do you remember that "Share a Coke With..." marketing campaign? Well, someone took it to the next level. This is an unplanned photo because the guy had nanoseconds to realize what was about to him right in the face.
We highly doubt that he was still smiling once the coke reached his face. Incredible shot though!
2. Walking On Water... For A Second At Least
Well, this man is clearly inspired by Jesus, or maybe Michael Jackson. Who really knows?
We know for sure that he is simultaneously putting Michael Jackson and Jesus Christ to shame in this photo. He looks like the true lord of the dance.
3. 3, 2, 1... Splat!
You're imagining the splash sound of a belly flop in your head right now, aren't you? Don't tell us that you want to try it... although honestly we really want to give it a shot.
This photo is taken in the Mudpit Belly Flop competition during the Summer Redneck Games on July 6, 2002.
4. Heads Up
This photo is pure gold. There is a whole array of emotions that you can see in the photo. It looks like two women are in the middle of scaring off a bird, and one guy has Mentos in his mouth.
The guy with a red cap looks like he is already regretting the decision of coming to watch the game.
5. That’s Pure Evil By All Definitions
Any cat parent out there can tell you that their feline friends are mischievous and always super curious. The kitty in the photo is ready to attack and kill its prey (which in this case might just be his owner's girlfriend's butt).
Cats are natural predators and love capturing things. The person who came up with this idea of using a laser pointer has an evil mind.
6. Epic Fall
This photo is taken a second before the fun ended (at least for the lady). Who told her that she could walk on water?
Well, she took an unexpected dip and we have to say that life is a ditch (wow, that rhymed), so please be careful.
7. When She Says She Likes Hot Guys
There was a time when Hollywood heroes had a lot of chest hair and ladies loved them. It seems like this guy wanted to take it up a notch and impress the ladies by setting his chest hair on fire.
So, this $5 copy of Robin is about to get some serious scars. At least the emergency room staff will be delighted by his costume.
8. Bad Day To Wear White
It's not that a swing breaks so often, but capturing the moment is something really special. Grass stains, dirt stains...that white dress is not going to have a good day.
Hey, are you also thinking that the girl on the other swing looks like she somehow planned this whole thing out?
9. That "Oh Crap" Moment
If you ever wondered why women get to live longer, here is your answer. These men clearly don't have any plans of having kids in the future.
On the extreme left, the guy knows that he made a big mistake agreeing to a stupid idea. We really want to know what happened next!
10. A Tasty Disaster
You can ruin a birthday party, or at least make it more memorable, by intentionally throwing the cake and pretending it wasn't your mistake. This guy genuinely tried saving the cake. But he was going for the impossible save.
At least, he has a composed look on his face, but we can't say the same about the others.
11. Is This A New Kind of Wheelie?
This one looks like it hurt. We can assume that the kids in the background had a bit of fun watching a fully-grown man fall from a bike that he stole from a 10-year old boy.
It must have been one painful experience. He did learn a valuable lesson that day: always ride an adult's bike.
12. This Sport Sucks Big Time!
This poor guy tried to play soccer for the first time and look at what happened. It is safe to assume that it was his first and last kick.
Hey, at least it didn’t hit him in the face. As the game requires good hand-eye coordination, he needs to train a lot more or retire from the sport. We’d recommend going with the second option.
13. Maybe Next Time She'll Actually Watch The Concert
At every concert there are always a few women who are up on someone's shoulders in order to get a better view of the stage. While up there though, it needs to be pointed out that you should keep your eye out for... oh, let's say something flying towards your face.
By the way, the girl on the left looks like she's holding the back of the blonde's head. Maybe she's holding her brain.
14. When You're a Down-To-Earth Person
That's going to hurt a lot. We feel bad for this guy because he knew nothing in the world could save him from crashing to the ground.
At least he is using his hand to save his face. Nope, we are so wrong. One wonders if he ever heard about a helmet.
15. One Memorable Bridal Shower
Do you ever fear that the bride and the groom might forget that you attended their marriage? If yes, you can pull off one of the stunts like this one. That guy's face says it all. Did he make out alive?
Maybe it was like, “If anyone objects to this Union speak now or forever hold your beer.”
16. Not As Lucky As You Thought
This person's girlfriend (might be ex-girlfriend after what happened) found a four-leaf clover. She must’ve thought, “today is my lucky day.”
As four-leaf clovers are so rare, they are considered lucky. It is so ironic that she found the leaf and got hit by a Frisbee.
17. I Believe I Can Fly
We cannot make assumptions here because there could be endless reasons why this professor is trying to fly. Is he a distant cousin of Clark Kent (aka Superman)?
One thing we know for sure based on the photo, his students are quite used to seeing such unusual stuff.
18. Celebrating #WorldBookDay
Why celebrate #WorldBookDay by reading a book when you can throw it at someone to create awareness... right?
So, this is how your murder someone by words. By the way, the book is Mierinājums Ādama kokam (A Solace for the Adam’s Tree), a collection of short stories.
19. Bloody Nose Coming Up in 3, 2, 1...
We cannot really understand one thing: were these fans trying to grab the ball or looking for an excuse to hold hands?
We like the guy's commitment at the left because he is ready to use his forehead to catch the ball.
20. A Slip To Remember
In this photo, the lady was wandering around southern Utah when she slipped and they're looking for her to this day. Legend has it that she is still sliding down the slippery slope. We hope she's okay.
We're pretty sure the husband was like, "Honey, I told you it could get slippery." The doggo doesn't really care about any of it.
21. When There is No Coming Back
This kid learned one important lesson that day: sometimes, you have to accept what is coming your way.
If not for the helmet that he is wearing, his fall could've been really painful...oh, never mind. When will they understand the importance of wearing helmets?
22. When You Get An 80% Discount On Bike
This has to be the top 10 haunting photos taken moments before the disaster.
This has to be one of those moments when his whole life passed in front of his eyes. Was he like, "Oh look, a penny!" before going down?
23. Perfectly Timed Memories Of High School
This high school party photo couldn't have been timed any better. The best part about the photo is that everyone looks SOBER.
Why is the person who looks the least drunk at the receiving end of something like this? By the way, she has a beautiful smile.
24. Someone Catch Him
We can understand that catches win matches, but not if you're not playing the match. It is actually a bit scary.
We hope he did not go over the fence. But you got to admit that grandpa still got it. Is the woman on the left using her powers to stop him from falling?
25. When Your Grip Game is Weak
This guy is probably wakeboarding for the first time or has a very weak grip. After all, it doesn't require a lot of experience to do it right.
Maybe he wanted to try something different... breathe underwater? One thing we know for sure is that his grip game is weak.
26. Right When You Lose Your Lunch
This perfectly timed photo taken seconds from disaster will make you feel sad for grandma. She was so excited and looking forward to eating her pastry.
We're guessing that she had stopped for a minute to have a photo taken of her with this scone which forces us to remind her: don't play with your food!
27. Whatever You Do, Don't Turn Around
We understand that nature may seem cruel for how it unfairly treats us humans. However, sometimes it does make perfect sense.
Take an example of this photographer who is taking photos of gorilla babies unaware of the angry parent creeping up on him
28. When You Can Feel This Image
Ohhh, it has to be one of the most painful experiences of this boy’s life. We feel sorry for him, as he doesn’t even know what will happen in the next 2 seconds.
Perhaps, he learned a lesson that life is not a bed of roses. He learned that one should be ready for any unexpected thing to happen.
29. Running Away from Responsibilities Be Like
When you see the danger, run as fast as you can – even if it means leaving your friend behind.
Well, someone knows when to get out of dodge. By the way, he was the one who encouraged his friend in the first place.
30. We All Know How This is Going To End Up
This skateboarder is about to experience pain in one of the most severe and humiliating ways. Sure, his video will get popular on the internet, but at what cost?
If you ask any man out there, they will tell you that fame is nothing compared to the pain.
31. Getting Wet in 3,2,1…
This photo was taken in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on August 13, 2014. A tidal bore sent the people nearby running for their lives.
When these waves surged past a barrier in China, people knew only one thing to do: run away.
32. Right Before Impact
Hey, when life hits you hard, keep on smiling. As selfie obsession is not slowing at all, we think this photo might make some people feel good.
Not that we don't feel bad for these girls, there is a part of us that is still laughing. We know karma will laugh at us in the end though.
33. When You're a Fan of Old School Skating
Anyone who has done skating can remember that first painful fall.
It must have hurt a lot with only a hardwood floor to cushion her fall. Well, at least she looked good while doing it.
34. It's Lunch Time
The jaguar is like, "Come here human, I wanna hug you to death." This Malaysian jaguar escaped from the zoo and the staff went looking for it.
We believe that a wild animal should be in the wild. Maybe the jaguar was fed up with eating the usual meal and that’s why it tried to hunt its lunch.
35. Can You Turn Chainsaws Off Mid-air?
This man clearly thinks that he's a pro. But he is going to find out in 2 seconds how fast he can turn off the chainsaw.
It seems like someone wasn't overburdened with brains when they lined up the ladder. Sometimes you just have to let natural selection do its thing.
36. When Harry Potter Went Crazy
It seems like Harry Potter worked a lot on himself after killing Lord Voldemort. Now he has a rockin' body.
However, he has lost his mind. Take this photo as an example. Why is he playing Quidditch?
37. Memorable Sweet Sixteenth Birthday Party
We're pretty sure these parents still wish they could forget the moment they dropped their kid's cake.
But one family member was able to take a photo of the disastrous moment. The photo will stay on the internet as a constant reminder for the parents and remind them of their unforgivable error.
38. One Last Shot
The photographer was like, "I didn't know why the ball was getting bigger, and then it hit me."
One can hope that the photographer wasn't wearing glasses. Maybe the photographer was the lady’s husband and she did it on purpose. Hmm…
39. Still Want To Photobomb?
This group of friends went skating. One of the friends wanted to photobomb their photo and got what he deserved. Karma had plans for him.
But if you come to think about it, he did achieve the purpose of photobombing, right?
40. No More Playing Fetch
Although this doggo loves playing fetch, he does it with a stick or a ball. When the hooman thought that the doggo might love Frisbee as well, they were wrong.
The dog has not gotten the hang of it and we can see that it might take some time to master the art of catching a Frisbee.
41. Guide 101 On How To Walk On Water
We know that Jesus walked on water, but Pedro here impressed everyone with his hidden talent.
Perhaps they should stop that cruel sport already or more people like Pedro will discover their hidden talents.