Luck is one hell of a tough nut to crack. You never have enough of it, and when you do, it always betrays you at the most crucial point. So when Jimmy Fallon announced his hashtag challenge, everyone felt it hitting a teeny tiny bit too close to the bone.

“It’s Hashtags time! Share a funny or weird story about a time you had bad luck and tag it with #MyBadLuck,” Fallon tweeted, stirring an avalanche of painfully funny and all too real responses. Scroll down below for some very relatable moments of luck turning its back on people that show how we are all no strangers to it.

After you’re done reading this post, be sure to check out some more funny responses to Fallon’s challenges #MyWeirdRoommate, #WeddingFail and #WhyImSingle.

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago (edited)

You rocked it.

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My O My
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3 months ago

Technically the seagull is the one with the bad luck

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Robert T
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3 months ago

Go and buy a lottery ticket. You could easily have been dead!

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“We’ve all been in those situations where we have a run of seemingly bad luck,” Lynn How, the author of “Positive Young Minds” who specializes in supporting parents, teachers, and children navigating through mental health issues, told Bored Panda. “We question what on earth we have done to deserve this?”

Lynn said that when you are in the middle of this misery, it is a challenge to see your way out. “With situations like these, the phrase, ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’, does hold some weight, there are lessons to be learnt about yourself from a bad situation and you need the shadow to appreciate the light.”

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

And things got awkward at the construction site.

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Nor
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3 months ago

i don't know whether to laugh or cry for you

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Monday
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3 months ago

I feel like in that situation just being specific would help a lot. "Please help, I don't work here and I hurt my ankle" will probably get more attention...but they did say they were young so they probably didn't think about it.

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Moreover, “often you don’t appreciate these lessons when you are in the thick of it and it is only in hindsight that you can spot them. You may notice yourself emerge as a stronger person. It is useful to remember this to help get you through and also that any situation is temporary.”

However, Lynn reminds that if your situation is particularly difficult, reaching out for support will help you through. “Don’t suffer on your own,” she said.

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Gabi
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3 months ago

That's not a bad luck, that's an amazing luck that you got out unscatched!!!!

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Caro Caro
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3 months ago

The SH!T hit the fan ?

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William Alexander Bradley Putera
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3 months ago

Not your bad luck my friend 😂😂😂

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When asked whether things we see and read online can have a negative effect on our mental wellbeing, Lynn confirmed that “the media is designed to be full of negativity and scaremongering as this is what people are drawn to and it sells.”

“If you are particularly sensitive to these stories, I would suggest that you limit your exposure to negativity or at least balance it up by seeking out some good news stories,” she said and added: “Also combat the issue by putting the likelihood of a similar situation happening to you into context for example, considering that the probability of you or someone you know being kidnapped in your lifetime is so tiny, it is not worth worrying about.”

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smugdruggler
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3 months ago

Oh the joys of children.🤣

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William Alexander Bradley Putera
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3 months ago

Oh dear...

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Gabi
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3 months ago

... and then Captain Blake surfaced from the fog and demanded his stolen gold back.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago (edited)

So both of them were doing the same stupid thing at the same time. The story would have been funnier if both of them were pulled over by the police.

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Robert T
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3 months ago (edited)

Ah, the Arab spring. We joke about my parents causing this. They did a mediterranean cruise along the North African coast and shortly afterwards most of those countries had some form of revolution. No idea what sort of propoganda a cruiseship full of grannies (and granddads) were spreading!

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3 months ago (edited)

And then she gave you a lecture for being drunk, I'll bet.

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Anthony Nizza
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3 months ago

That's not bad luck the kid was a jerk

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Rick
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3 months ago

Propose as in marriage? Presumably they weren’t in a relationship otherwise why would she readily agree to marry someone else?

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Kona Pake
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3 months ago

Great, put your phone in the bag.

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lazy panda
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3 months ago

Is it really bad luck if you escaped getting hit in the temple by a puck unscathed?

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Leo Domitrix
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3 months ago

What kind of condition were the femurs in, and why?! Stress fractures like that I'd expect from overdoing weight training... or malnutrition.... Yikes....

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April W
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3 months ago

Not buying it. Old enough to date and first time having dairy?

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Gabi
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3 months ago

*furiously googles water bra*

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My O My
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3 months ago

Did you cook your friend over a camp fire that night?

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tuzdayschild
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3 months ago

That's sounds like Marx Brothers slapstick comedy.

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Boudica
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3 months ago

And I hope you found some new friends too!

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William Alexander Bradley Putera
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3 months ago

Thank you janitor

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Gabi
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3 months ago

So. Many. Questions.

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Madzdad the bard
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3 months ago

You didn't miss anything, it was terrible.

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Two_rolling_black_eyes
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3 months ago

He had no chance of actually winning the solo recording contract from the show against the most successful contestant ever. I'm all for a person chasing their dreams but no amount of practice was going to beat her pure talent and charisma. There's no shame or bad luck in losing or realizing your limitations. He can continue a life of enjoying singing and it didn't take 13 weeks of travel expenses and no income to discover he had reached his potential. The woman finishing 200th in a marathon should not consider it bad luck to lose to someone who set a new world record. They should be proud of what they did instead.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

Dutch people: " Excuse me, could you go sit in the cargo space with the other bagage filled with dirty underwear? "

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Vic D
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3 months ago

My brother is the first recorded case of brown recluse bite in Canada...all the doctors in the hospital wanted to see the bite, we had no record of Brown recluse in Canada before this incident. Climate change !

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

Much better than winning a lottery. There are calculations that show that the chance of being killed in a car accident on the way to collect your $15 million prize exceeds the chance of winning $15 million.

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Natalie Bohrteller
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3 months ago

I'm not sure that would have been any better on your tongue...

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Vic D
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3 months ago

My brother had a accident with my car, total loss, buy a new car, 1 week later got hit by a woman from UK driving the wrong way.

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Analyn Lahr
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3 months ago

Demons after you?

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AzKhaleesi
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3 months ago

When I was 17 my BF broke up with me so he didn't have to buy me a present. ON MY BIRTHDAY. Jokes on him though he ended up a drug addicted loser and I am almost retired from my first career with three beautiful children and about to be married to the love of my life..... so yup. #Win.

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MAL
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3 months ago

Sorry, but I'd have left you too.

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Rick
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3 months ago

Can someone explain this? If it’s a specific state lottery, why would you check numbers for the other 49?

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3 months ago

😳

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Erla Zwingle
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3 months ago

Silently? You mean so he wouldn't have noticed? How does that work?

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