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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Miss Kitty 1 week ago

All this is so tragical, but it still gave me a good laugh.

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#2

Keys Inside Armored Truck

Keys Inside Armored Truck

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#3

Today I Learned That I Sleepwalk

Today I Learned That I Sleepwalk

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 week ago

At least the neighbor didn't takes pictures

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#4

Oops

Oops

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Michelle Muirhead 1 week 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 1 week ago

I hope they shared

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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 1 week 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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Toujin C'Thlu 1 week ago (edited)

At least they're okay, and seem to have good sense of humor about the whole thing. It'll make an interesting story to tell the kids years later.(if they choose to have any)

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#9

Poor Guy

Poor Guy

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ADHORTATOR 1 week ago

Fair enough

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#10

Well That Sucks

Well That Sucks

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki 1 week 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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ElectroPhoenix 1 week ago

He asked to remain anonymous, but didn't get his wish

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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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Vicky Zar 1 week ago

Well, at least it will not show when she brushes her hair normally

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#15

Context Matters

Context Matters

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European other 1 week ago

Nice boss ?!

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#16

Not Dead

Not Dead

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Vilkas 1 week ago

She has a sense of humour about it anyway.

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#17

I Give Up

I Give Up

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Dorothy Parker 1 week ago

Their phone is devoutly religious and could no longer allow such behavior.

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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 1 week 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 1 week ago

And you're now an Instagram influencer!

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#20

Dammit!

Dammit!

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Raine Soo 1 week ago

Oh, that's cold.

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#21

Control + V

Control + V

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Demi Zwaan 1 week ago

Oh wow, you can really see his face in there! Awesome!

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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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ElectroPhoenix 1 week ago

Yes, you are the chandelier.

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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 1 week 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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Ronnel Samonte 1 week ago

This one is funny lol!

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#25

Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening

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MagicalUnicorn 1 week ago

hope you are okay!

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#26

Jonah Hill Dropping His Coffee

Jonah Hill Dropping His Coffee

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Dream Wolf 1 week ago

But why would you hold your coffee all the way up there?

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#27

Still Better Than a DUI

Still Better Than a DUI

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SAF saf 1 week ago

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

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#28

I Received This Gift From My Crush

I Received This Gift From My Crush

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Martti Laurson 1 week ago

That is an Oscar worth burn

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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 1 week ago (edited)

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

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#30

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 1 week ago

Nasty stuff that

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#31

When You Ignore The Foul Taste Of Morning Tea

When You Ignore The Foul Taste Of Morning Tea

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 week ago (edited)

Poor newt

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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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CherylTunt 1 week ago

More like the parents

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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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DemPugs 1 week ago

I remember reading the original Reddit post a few months ago, he posted an update saying he was suing the mechanic or something

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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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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#36

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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Toujin C'Thlu 1 week ago

That's one hell of an over-reaction.

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#37

Took Mac And Cheese To A Different Level

Took Mac And Cheese To A Different Level

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ElectroPhoenix 1 week ago

Well, that worked

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#38

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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Martti Laurson 1 week ago

How the hell did it fell over on its own?

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#39

When You Forget Your Friends

When You Forget Your Friends

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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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Asat Voong 1 week ago

Holy shit!

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