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
Community Member
7 months 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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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months ago

At least the neighbor didn't takes pictures

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#4

Oops

Oops

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
7 months ago

Ha, ha, ha!

glorytherainwing
Community Member
7 months ago

pfft HAHAHA

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Christie Wright
Community Member
7 months ago

Witness reflection program

Bettye McKee
Community Member
7 months ago

Nailed it!

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Mary Montejo
Community Member
7 months ago

Well, you see that's Mr. Y in the mirror!!

Night Owl
Community Member
7 months ago

"'Mr. X', who has been censored to protect his anonymity." 😂 Great protection

Phi
Community Member
7 months ago

Great Job! Is that you, Tom?

Jim Ellington
Community Member
7 months ago

Witless Protection Program

Ryo Bakura
Community Member
7 months ago

I hope he wasn't being hidden from the mafia.

David Garcia
Community Member
7 months ago

Pay no attention to the man in the mirror

European other
Community Member
7 months ago

Another fail !

Jace
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow. How did this get past all the eyes that are supposed to be checking the content? This could be horrific for someone if they’re afraid for their life.

Sam Stamp
Community Member
7 months ago

I hope they have reflected on their mistake!?!

Kristof De Smet
Community Member
7 months ago

You had one job!

Dei Midkiff
Community Member
7 months ago

Ops.. i thought if i blur it, it would be also automatically mirrored

Ashley Galyen
Community Member
7 months ago

Sounds like an interesting photoshop plug in.

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Kali Fugatte
Community Member
7 months ago

I love that they cropped this so the mirror portion fit.

glowworm2
Community Member
7 months ago

I guess the mirror didn't need his anonymity protected!🤣

Avital Pilpel
Community Member
7 months ago

The LATE Mr. X.

Josie Newburn
Community Member
6 months ago

i think you made a mistake

Turtleturleturtle
Community Member
6 months ago

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Elaine Dodge
Community Member
7 months ago

Depending on what he did that may have been deliberate.

ENEDELIA Soto
Community Member
7 months ago

wow that's my luck ha ha ha

Michael Rodrick
Community Member
7 months ago

Technology!

Roberto Durante
Community Member
7 months ago

safety of witness by the police

1k Phew
Community Member
7 months ago

"Mr.X', who has been censored to protect his anonymity" XD

JJM
Community Member
7 months ago

Not anymore he hasn't.

Ashley Wright
Community Member
7 months ago

😂😂😂

Artist Known As Lisa
Community Member
7 months ago

Lol.. yeah that's a fail.

OTTER
Community Member
7 months ago

Could this be at a police station? Naaaaaaahhhhhh, no way. Is it??

BusLady
Community Member
7 months ago

Posted by that same guy who photoshopped extra weights on his weightlifting post.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
7 months ago

Guys, you had one job!!!!!

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
7 months ago

LOL X infinity!

JV
Community Member
7 months ago

Major fail

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
7 months ago

Well done guys. No need for final check ups

Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
7 months ago

Otherwise...he finally confessed. Blurry or not.

MARCO SOLIS
Community Member
7 months ago

you tried

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
7 months ago

yeah, that works

Jjjane20
Community Member
7 months ago

🤦‍♀️

Kali Fugatte
Community Member
7 months ago

I love that they cropped this picture so the mirror portion fits.

Loretta
Community Member
7 months ago

Awkward.

NotWoke
Community Member
7 months ago

😂

Pineapple
Community Member
7 months ago

They blurred out his face but you can see it in the mirror

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Laana
Community Member
7 months ago

🤦🏻‍♀️

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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
7 months ago

I hope they shared

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#6

Oh Well

Oh Well

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months ago

Fair enough

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#10

Well That Sucks

Well That Sucks

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months ago

Nice boss ?!

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#16

Not Dead

Not Dead

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Vilkas
Community Member
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months ago

And you're now an Instagram influencer!

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#20

Dammit!

Dammit!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh, that's cold.

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#21

Control + V

Control + V

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months ago

This one is funny lol!

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#25

Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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#27

I Received This Gift From My Crush

I Received This Gift From My Crush

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
7 months ago

That is an Oscar worth burn

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#28

Still Better Than a DUI

Still Better Than a DUI

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SAF saf
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months 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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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Poor newt

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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
7 months 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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CherylTunt
Community Member
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months 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
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
7 months ago

That's one hell of an over-reaction.

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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
7 months 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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Martti Laurson
Community Member
7 months ago

How the hell did it fell over on its own?

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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
Community Member
7 months ago

Holy shit!

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