That lovely German word 'schadenfreude' describes the pleasure that one gets in witnessing another person's misfortune. While we don't necessarily condone this slightly evil feeling, it can be useful in putting one's own struggles and unfortunate events into perspective.

For example, you're not having a good time of things. You didn't get much sleep, the car won't start, and you're late for work. Seems like you're having the worst day ever! It's easy to feel grumpy and full of self-pity; you might even bring the people around you down as well, with your crappy mood.

However, one look at this list, compiled by Bored Panda, will immediately make you realize how much worse things can be. These people are having a really bad day, and it's sure to be worse than yours. Does that make things better? Yes. Should it really? Probably not. But somehow it does, so who are we to argue?

Scroll down below for your daily dose of schadenfreude, whether you need it or not, and feel free to tell us about your own funny accidents in the comments!

#1

This Amazon Review Though

This Amazon Review Though

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Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
1 year ago

Huddling?

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#2

Keys Inside Armored Truck

Keys Inside Armored Truck

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Oops

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#3

Today I Learned That I Sleepwalk

Today I Learned That I Sleepwalk

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

At least the neighbor didn't takes pictures

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#4

Oops

Oops

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Ha, ha, ha!

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#5

Two Brothers Won The Lottery On The Same Day

Two Brothers Won The Lottery On The Same Day

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Chris Watson
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope they shared

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#6

Oh Well

Oh Well

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice guy.

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#7

Probably The Greatest Picture Of Myself That’s Ever Been Taken

Probably The Greatest Picture Of Myself That’s Ever Been Taken

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Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
1 year ago

Plot twist, it's the guy in the red jacket.

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#8

Just Married Couple In Front Of Their Burning Car

Just Married Couple In Front Of Their Burning Car

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HorrorWeirdo
Community Member
1 year ago

The husband’s face tho

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#9

Poor Guy

Poor Guy

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

Fair enough

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#10

Well That Sucks

Well That Sucks

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
1 year ago

Even the fork is giving you the middle finger.

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#11

Sucks To Be You, Tom

Sucks To Be You, Tom

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HorrorWeirdo
Community Member
1 year ago

OH. BETRAYING NEWSPAPER!!!!

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#12

Spent $11.75 Growing Tomatoes This Year. Here's My Whole Harvest

Spent $11.75 Growing Tomatoes This Year. Here's My Whole Harvest

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Tee
Community Member
1 year ago

That would work perfectly in the tiny kitchen

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#13

Scene Outside My Apartment Today

Scene Outside My Apartment Today

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

I can almost hear the workers trying to figure out what to do

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#14

This Girl Was Bleaching Her Hair And Put A Plastic Bag From Walmart Over It To Help The Heat Stay In And It Printed The Ink Onto Her Hair

This Girl Was Bleaching Her Hair And Put A Plastic Bag From Walmart Over It To Help The Heat Stay In And It Printed The Ink Onto Her Hair

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Katchen
Community Member
1 year ago

Printing a design onto your hair could be so cool. Not this design, though.

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#15

Context Matters

Context Matters

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European other
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice boss ?!

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#16

Not Dead

Not Dead

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HorrorWeirdo
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW. CARRIE?! THIS IS AN AMAZING COINCIDENCE

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#17

I Give Up

I Give Up

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Tom Russell
Community Member
1 year ago

"First time in a few weeks".... riiiight

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#18

Lanyard Caught On The Handle And My Keys Swung Inside The Door As I Closed It. Stupidest Way To Lock Yourself Out?

Lanyard Caught On The Handle And My Keys Swung Inside The Door As I Closed It. Stupidest Way To Lock Yourself Out?

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David Jeu
Community Member
1 year ago

*Mac Gyver theme plays

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#19

So I Started Work As A Beekeeper Last Week

So I Started Work As A Beekeeper Last Week

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Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
1 year ago

And you're now an Instagram influencer!

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#20

Dammit!

Dammit!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, that's cold.

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#21

Control + V

Control + V

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Poor kid just learned about artificial tanning

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#22

Well, I Guess I'm The Chandelier Now

Well, I Guess I'm The Chandelier Now

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Dream Wolf
Community Member
1 year ago

I would like to know how this happened, I'm going to assume that he feel thorough the celling

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#23

Someone At Porsche Is Getting Fired Today

Someone At Porsche Is Getting Fired Today

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

I would've loved to hear the explanation the employee came up with.

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#24

It's A Me A-Marioooo ...oh

It's A Me A-Marioooo ...oh

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Vali F.
Community Member
1 year ago

kinda' weird when he masturbates

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#25

Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 year ago

hope you are okay!

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#26

Jonah Hill Dropping His Coffee

Jonah Hill Dropping His Coffee

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HorrorWeirdo
Community Member
1 year ago

This is too perfectly timed

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#27

I Received This Gift From My Crush

I Received This Gift From My Crush

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kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 year ago

Friendzoned.

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#28

Still Better Than a DUI

Still Better Than a DUI

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SAF saf
Community Member
1 year ago

Guy lucked out! happened to me and the cop gave me 10 mins before they towed it.

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#29

The Moment You Realize You Used The Wrong Spray

The Moment You Realize You Used The Wrong Spray

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

And realised you now have a perfect reason to turn the boring lawn into an amazing flowerbed.

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#30

When You Ignore The Foul Taste Of Morning Tea

When You Ignore The Foul Taste Of Morning Tea

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lilly nyangweso
Community Member
1 year ago

Nooooo way

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#31

Got A New Printer. The Old One Didn’t Go Out Without A Fight

Got A New Printer. The Old One Didn’t Go Out Without A Fight

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European other
Community Member
1 year ago

Nasty stuff that

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#32

Apparently The Kids Were Too Distracted To Shut The Door

Apparently The Kids Were Too Distracted To Shut The Door

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Tee
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my😯

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#33

Picked My Car Up From The Mechanic Yesterday After Having A Bunch Of Things Replaced Totalling $2100 Just To Have Burst Into Flames On Me This Morning. I'm Too Poor For This S**t

Picked My Car Up From The Mechanic Yesterday After Having A Bunch Of Things Replaced Totalling $2100 Just To Have Burst Into Flames On Me This Morning. I'm Too Poor For This S**t

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Amanda Starratt
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe they did something to cause the fire.

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#34

Looks Like I’m Not Getting My Bluetooth Earbuds Back For A While

Looks Like I’m Not Getting My Bluetooth Earbuds Back For A While

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David Jeu
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

They should bind them together.

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#35

Imagine Getting Your Name Excluded Like This In A Movie Credit Scene

Imagine Getting Your Name Excluded Like This In A Movie Credit Scene

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

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#36

When You Forget Your Friends

When You Forget Your Friends

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor girl

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#37

Chinese Man Chops Off His Own Finger After A Snake Bite ‘To Save My Own Life’, But Doctors Say It Was Totally Unnecessary

Chinese Man Chops Off His Own Finger After A Snake Bite ‘To Save My Own Life’, But Doctors Say It Was Totally Unnecessary

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HorrorWeirdo
Community Member
1 year ago

:(((((((

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#38

Took Mac And Cheese To A Different Level

Took Mac And Cheese To A Different Level

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ElectroPhoenix
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, that worked

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#39

Home Alone Cleaning The Roof And Gutters When I Heard A Loud Bang

Home Alone Cleaning The Roof And Gutters When I Heard A Loud Bang

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

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#40

A Statue Of Jesus In India Mysteriously Began Dripping Water From Its Toes. Worshippers Started Collecting It And Drinking It Believing It Was Holy. The Source Of The Water Was Later Found To Be Clogged Pipes

A Statue Of Jesus In India Mysteriously Began Dripping Water From Its Toes. Worshippers Started Collecting It And Drinking It Believing It Was Holy. The Source Of The Water Was Later Found To Be Clogged Pipes

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HorrorWeirdo
Community Member
1 year ago

I... have no words.

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