All hail Paris Hilton - the alleged inventor of the selfie! Really though, it's not sure who did the first one, but let's think that it was the Hilton heiress back in 2006. With that being said, aren't selfies just great? You don't have to rely on somebody else's camera skills (or lack of) to get a good picture and also you can do that anytime you want, without needing any extra help.

As Charles-Guillaume Étienne once said, "If you want something done right, do it yourself," and nothing can possibly go wrong if you're the one with your finger on the button...right? Well, not quite. While you might want to document every aspect of your glorious life, sometimes taking a photo of yourself might go in a different direction of being a total disaster.

Check out this list of hilarious selfie fails compiled by Bored Panda to see what we mean. From people getting caught out by mirrors they forgot were there, to folks who simply didn't check behind them before they snapped their picture, this collection of selfie background and mirror selfies fails should serve as a funny reminder that doing something for yourself isn't always such a good thing. Check the list of funny selfies below - hopefully, there's isn't one of yours!

#1

Spider Photo-Bombs A Selfie

Spider Photo-Bombs A Selfie

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#2

I May See A Better Selfie Of A Man, A Baby And A Dog This Month But I Doubt It

I May See A Better Selfie Of A Man, A Baby And A Dog This Month But I Doubt It

vinnyty Report

#3

Even This Dog Is Sick Of Her Selfies

Even This Dog Is Sick Of Her Selfies

reddit.com Report

#4

Mama's Big Boy

Mama's Big Boy

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#5

Probably The Best Photobomb Of All Time

Probably The Best Photobomb Of All Time

cdurant Report

#6

When You See It

When You See It

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At least he got cleaned up for the picture!

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#7

Selfie Background Fail

Selfie Background Fail

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The literal meaning of "Being Caught with Your Pants Down!"

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#8

Mirror Selfie. Look Closely

Mirror Selfie. Look Closely

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#9

Reflection Fail

Reflection Fail

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#10

This Traffic Ugh

This Traffic Ugh

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John L Kelly
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Let's see, holding the phone in one hand, and a drink in the other, eh? Brilliant!

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#11

Australian Police Have Had Enough Of Your Shit

Australian Police Have Had Enough Of Your Shit

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#12

I Took A Selfie And Saw Myself 20 Years In The Future

I Took A Selfie And Saw Myself 20 Years In The Future

Naptownfellow Report

#13

Little Girl Selfie Gets Photobombed By Bear-Like Father

Little Girl Selfie Gets Photobombed By Bear-Like Father

trevortf Report

Crystllee
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

While he may not have the "conventional" body, I love that he is so comfortable in his own skin to do this!

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#14

You Could Have Left Something In The Shower

You Could Have Left Something In The Shower

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#15

That Moment Your Camera Focuses On A Horse's Butt Instead Of Your Selfie

That Moment Your Camera Focuses On A Horse's Butt Instead Of Your Selfie

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#16

Some Friends Took A Picture And Later Realized That The People In The Background Were Stuffing A Baby In A Cannon

Some Friends Took A Picture And Later Realized That The People In The Background Were Stuffing A Baby In A Cannon

99-LS1-SS Report

Kelly
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The baby is actually a photo bomb. As in Cannonball goes boom!

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#17

One Wrong Move And It's Mine...

One Wrong Move And It's Mine...

reddit.com Report

#18

Aww My Boyfriend Is So Sweet! Sneaking In Shower Shots Of Me

Aww My Boyfriend Is So Sweet! Sneaking In Shower Shots Of Me

UnsetJelly Report

#19

Buddy Sent Us A Picture Of His Turf-Burn. When You See It

Buddy Sent Us A Picture Of His Turf-Burn. When You See It

Sudz705 Report

#20

Just Me, Myself And I

Just Me, Myself And I

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#21

When You See It

When You See It

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#22

Yeah Sis', Another Selfie... Great Idea

Yeah Sis', Another Selfie... Great Idea

ziptoro Report

#23

So Happy With My New Hair

So Happy With My New Hair

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#24

I Had This On My Refrigerator For 6 Years Before I Noticed It

I Had This On My Refrigerator For 6 Years Before I Noticed It

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Just a Purpler
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bahahahah I was so focused on the window light on the left, lol I was like "looks normal to me" and then I saw it ahahha

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#25

Sneaky Selfie

Sneaky Selfie

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#26

Little Brother Fail

Little Brother Fail

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay, so was he opening or closing the bathroom door?? lol

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#27

My And My Friend's Selfie In The Train

My And My Friend's Selfie In The Train

gongas95 Report

jbingham
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm thinking they knew exactly what was in their background...

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#28

Three People, One Webcam

Three People, One Webcam

Fransbauer Report

#29

All Dressed Up For A Ke$ha Themed Birthday Party And I Couldn't Resist A Car Selfie

All Dressed Up For A Ke$ha Themed Birthday Party And I Couldn't Resist A Car Selfie

ronisneat Report

#30

I Know Voldemort Is In The Background

I Know Voldemort Is In The Background

ukarm Report

#31

Unfortunate Spelling

Unfortunate Spelling

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#32

Selfie Background Fail

Selfie Background Fail

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#33

When You See It

When You See It

PictureHelper Report

Lemur
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would be so damn funny if that's his mom :)

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#35

Mirror Reflection

Mirror Reflection

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John L Kelly
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Excuse me ma'am, but you missed a belt-loop.

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#36

Busted

Busted

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

While the cat's away... that mouse is GONNA PLAY!

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#37

Bae Caught Me Slippin'

Bae Caught Me Slippin'

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Cat Meow
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why would you want to share a picture like this with the internet?

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#38

Had A Caption Until The Lady In The Background Nailed It For Me

Had A Caption Until The Lady In The Background Nailed It For Me

SomeChefGuy Report

#39

When You See It

When You See It

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Crystllee
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That poor baby! Let's hope they give him as much attention as they do themselves when a camera isn't on them. Just sad women.

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#40

Selfie Background Fail

Selfie Background Fail

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#41

Mirror Reflection

Mirror Reflection

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#42

Hate It When My Girlfriend Takes Pictures Of Me Sleeping

Hate It When My Girlfriend Takes Pictures Of Me Sleeping

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Him and the chick taking her own shower selfie, need to get together.

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#43

Just A Quick Selfie Before I Start My Day

Just A Quick Selfie Before I Start My Day

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#44

Took A Selfie, Got A Surprise

Took A Selfie, Got A Surprise

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#45

Went To Take A Selfie With The Dogs And...

Went To Take A Selfie With The Dogs And...

momo_mauck Report

Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The way the selfie is centered on the dogs? She totaly did this on purpose. You fail at selfie fail girl.

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#46

My Friend Climbed A Mountain And Took A Selfie, Was Photo Bombed By Girlfriend Taking Selfie

My Friend Climbed A Mountain And Took A Selfie, Was Photo Bombed By Girlfriend Taking Selfie

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#47

That's An Odd Table Centerpiece

That's An Odd Table Centerpiece

whetz Report

Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OMG all the girl have dildos or what? I have no see any guy with an iInflatable doll

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#48

Selfie Background Fail

Selfie Background Fail

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John L Kelly
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Always put away the toys before advertising yourself.

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#49

My Friend Got His Tux In And Sent Me A Pic. I Had To Bring It To His Attention What Was Going On In The Background

My Friend Got His Tux In And Sent Me A Pic. I Had To Bring It To His Attention What Was Going On In The Background

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#50

That "What A Hell Is She Doing?" Look

That "What A Hell Is She Doing?" Look

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#51

My Friend Just Posted The Best Selfie I've Ever Seen

My Friend Just Posted The Best Selfie I've Ever Seen

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Hana Cheaib
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh god why!! Can't you stop using your phone!! Why taking selfie while you're peeing!! Seriously! 😂😂😂

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#52

Check Your Background Before You Post That Selfie

Check Your Background Before You Post That Selfie

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#53

That Mirror Reflection

That Mirror Reflection

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#56

A Rat Among The Clutter?

A Rat Among The Clutter?

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Flora Polvado
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kudos to whoever saw the rat first in all,that mess!

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#58

Sexy Selfie Gone Wrong

Sexy Selfie Gone Wrong