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Over two thousand years ago, the great Roman philosopher Seneca said "To err is human", and with this phrase in particular immortalized his name. Now we don’t know exactly on what occasion the legendary thinker put it this way, so we can only guess. Here is one of these guesses - given that in Seneca's notes a lot of attention is paid to delicious food, it is quite possible that the philosopher was simply upset by some unsuccessful dish, his own or someone else's cooking.

Yes, we all make mistakes, including when we cook something. Cooking is like art - an extra drop of sauce or oil, and now a new ingenious recipe is ready. However, it is much more likely that because of this very extra drop, something really disgusting will come to light, which will forever ruin your culinary reputation, even in your own eyes.

It is believed that the key to a successful stand-up is funny jokes about yourself, because people like irony. This is probably the main reason for the popularity of the Reddit community under the self-explanatory name "Cooking Fails", where there are already more than five hundred people sharing images of their self-created cooking disasters, accompanying them with some witty comments.

So Bored Panda has put together a selection of the funniest, most unexpected and absolutely incredible food fails for your own enjoyment, so please feel free to scroll this list to the very end, mark the submissions you like best - and the next time after failing at the stove, rather than being angry with yourself, just remember this post, and it will definitely help you perceive everything through the prism of humor. Bon appétit (but not exactly)!

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#1

Just Learned The Hard Way That Curcuma + Hot Water + Rice Noodles = Satan's Pasta. I Shrieked

Just Learned The Hard Way That Curcuma + Hot Water + Rice Noodles = Satan's Pasta. I Shrieked

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#2

I Dropped The Cheesecake While Unmolding It

I Dropped The Cheesecake While Unmolding It

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A Friend Writes: "Apparently I Bought A Brining Bag Instead Of A Baking Bag"

A Friend Writes: "Apparently I Bought A Brining Bag Instead Of A Baking Bag"

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#6

I Tried To Make A Churro, But I Made Chookies

I Tried To Make A Churro, But I Made Chookies

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#7

Pickled Avocado. Good Lord It's Bad

Pickled Avocado. Good Lord It's Bad

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Paulo Freitas
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nop, nop, nop, Im from Madeira island, and we do a lot of stuff with avocado, like cut it in half sprincle a bit of sugar and eat it like a grape fruit ( realle really good ) or cut it in thin slices and eat it with bread ( also great ), but that.....

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#8

My Mom Cooked Some Eggs In The Oven At 400f For 30 Minutes, And The Top Was Almost Plastic In Texture, With A Dry, Hard Centre

My Mom Cooked Some Eggs In The Oven At 400f For 30 Minutes, And The Top Was Almost Plastic In Texture, With A Dry, Hard Centre

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#9

Cooking A Egg With Worcestershire Sauce. Ended Up Making Dog Turds

Cooking A Egg With Worcestershire Sauce. Ended Up Making Dog Turds

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This looks exactly like my old cat's throw up. I miss you, Blackie Sue, but I don't miss cleaning up after you tried to eat my plants.

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#12

Someone Bakes These Cupcakes For Our Pta Halloween Party.... Something Just “Semen”ed A Little Off

Someone Bakes These Cupcakes For Our Pta Halloween Party.... Something Just “Semen”ed A Little Off

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#13

I Somehow Managed To Fail At Cooking Pop-Tarts!

I Somehow Managed To Fail At Cooking Pop-Tarts!

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#14

Carrot Cake - It Doesn’t Just Look Bad , It Also Tastes Bad

Carrot Cake - It Doesn’t Just Look Bad , It Also Tastes Bad

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#15

I Tried To Make A Mug Cake. Something Somewhere Went Horribly Wrong And It Exploded In My Microwave

I Tried To Make A Mug Cake. Something Somewhere Went Horribly Wrong And It Exploded In My Microwave

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#17

The One On The Right Is My Friends Christmas Cake. The Left One Is My Absolute Failure Of A Cake

The One On The Right Is My Friends Christmas Cake. The Left One Is My Absolute Failure Of A Cake

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#18

Forgot The Toast In The Panini Press :(

Forgot The Toast In The Panini Press :(

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#21

My 12yo Made French Toast For The First Time This Morning

My 12yo Made French Toast For The First Time This Morning

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#22

My Mother In Law Served This For Lunch. Luckily I Was At The Park With My Son And Warned Not To Return

My Mother In Law Served This For Lunch. Luckily I Was At The Park With My Son And Warned Not To Return

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#24

We Tried Making Cookie But This Happened... Tastes Pretty Good Though

We Tried Making Cookie But This Happened... Tastes Pretty Good Though

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#25

Pesto? More Like Pestoh No! Tried Making Homemade Pesto And It Turned Out More Like Avocado

Pesto? More Like Pestoh No! Tried Making Homemade Pesto And It Turned Out More Like Avocado

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Paulo Freitas
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Só Im not a cheff by any means, but last time i checked pesto is preety much a liquid, that guacamole.....

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#26

I Tried Making A BBQ Pizza Because I Was Really Hungry. Tastes So Bad I Literally Regurgitated The First Bite

I Tried Making A BBQ Pizza Because I Was Really Hungry. Tastes So Bad I Literally Regurgitated The First Bite

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#27

My Grandma Tried Making Bread Using A Slow Cooker Epic Fail

My Grandma Tried Making Bread Using A Slow Cooker Epic Fail

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Hugh Cookson
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OMG, I can almost feel the knife losing it's tip .... don't eat it you'll lose teeth.

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#29

I Tried Making Cookies-

I Tried Making Cookies-

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M O'Connell
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I could forgive someone for accidentally leaving out pretty much any ingredient EXCEPT for the flour. How did you manage that?

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#30

Y'all Know That Bread Machine?? Well, I'm Not Sure Why, I Didn't Work This Time

Y'all Know That Bread Machine?? Well, I'm Not Sure Why, I Didn't Work This Time

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