The Most Awkward Moments Captured At The Perfect Moment

Published on May 5, 2020
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Sometimes we encounter situations in which we really wish we had a camera to capture the moment forever. This can be for a happy occasion or just one you want to commemorate for years to come. However, some of the best photos are the ones that are captured at just the right time, whether intentionally or not. These are some of the best and most awkward moments immortalized for good.

What a Vision

Glasses really are one of mankind’s greatest inventions. Poor eyesight fixed by bifocal lenses on our faces? Genius! However, the one drawback is when glasses fall off right when we need them the most. This guy was traversing up a cliff when his glasses came sliding off. There’s really no recovering from that. We hope he made it safely back down!

What A Vision

What A Vision

Home Run

Baseball: America’s favorite pastime. Our love for baseball is passed on from generation to generation, with baseball-loving parents passing on the proverbial torch (or baseball glove in this case) down to their kids. This parent wanted to commemorate his son’s first baseball experience with a photo, but unfortunately his kid’s aim was a little too good and it ended up right in his face.

Home Run

Home Run

Caught in the Act

There’s an unspoken rule in most relationships: you don’t snoop in your partner’s phone. However, sometimes shady behavior leads to suspicion, leading some partners to sift through their significant other’s personal device. This woman caught her man in the act of liking another woman’s Instagram, while their dog looks on concernedly, with the classic “I told you so!” face.

Caught In The Act

Caught In The Act

Scoot Along

The scooter was one of the best creations for kids’ entertainment. It offers much more stability than a bicycle or roller blading and is simply a blast to ride. However, just because it’s more stable than a bike, it doesn’t mean that it is totally fall-proof. Just look at the mess that one kid caused after falling right into a newly cemented pavement. His fall is forever preserved on the sidewalk!

Scoot Along

Scoot Along

Overboard!

There’s nothing quite like hanging out with your favorite group of friends, especially if you’re enjoying time outdoors together. These guys were having a great time by their favorite lake, when Brad started to dramatically retell a story, gestures and movements included. They never got to hear the story’s end, as Brad tripped backwards and straight into the water. For a brief moment when this photo was taken, it looked like brad could fully balance on water, but just ask him…that wasn’t really the case in the end.

Overboard!

Overboard!

Bai Chay Bridge is Falling Down

When it comes to structural integrity, it is of utmost importance when it comes to public areas that need to support immense amounts of weight. This is especially true with bridges, that tend to suspend over bodies of water. Bai Chay Bridge’s engineer may have miscalcuclated something along the way while planning this bridge, as it came tumbling down like a bunch of dominoes.

Bai Chay Bridge Is Falling Down

Bai Chay Bridge Is Falling Down

Elmer’s Milk

Who doesn’t like a tall glass of milk with a side of delicious, warm cookies straight out of the oven? However, the situation can get a little sticky when your milk isn’t actually milk, but is in fact, glue. We’re not sure why this person purchased a gallon of glue and then proceeded to place it in the fridge, but it could easily lead to some very unpleasant mishaps.

Elmers Milk

Elmers Milk

Winter is Coming

Harsh winters are brutal to deal with. From bundling up with multiple layers to go outside to defrosting your iced-over car, sometimes it’s just a nightmare. However, nothing could be worse than this situation: leaving your car window cracked a bit open during a snowstorm. It certainly won’t be easy to clear up this mess, and sitting in a freshly de-snowed car won’t be too fun either. We hope they have seat warmers!

Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming

Wake-Up Call

Sometimes, as a fully grown adult who graduated from college years ago, I still have dreams that I missed my final exam and failed my class. Poor Diego woke up to a text from his friend only to find out that this nightmare scenario was in fact his reality, and that he had slept through his final exam. We hope he has a forgiving professor who will give him a second chance.

Wake Up Call

Wake Up Call

Cats Out of The Bag

Cats are very sly creatures, and they always find a way to slither into the most unlikely places. This cat did just that, and managed to slink onto his owner’s decorative figures shelf. The owner spent years cultivating his collection, which could all come crashing down with one swift movement. Hopefully he managed to get the cat off the shelf without breaking anything!

Cats Out Of The Bag

Cats Out Of The Bag

About as Exotic as it Gets

A good marketing campaign can really make all the difference when it comes to selling a product. I mean, some of us really do shell out $5 for a small bottle of water because it has a cool, exotic name and nice packaging. However, sometimes these marketing tricks miss the mark, as was the case with this “exotic salad” consisting of peas and carrots. It really doesn’t get any less exotic, so we’re not sure what angle they were trying to go for here.

About As Exotic As It Gets

About As Exotic As It Gets

Let It…Oh No

Freshly fallen snow is the best kind of snow: it hasn’t been marred by footsteps and the ensuing mud that causes that unsightly snow sludge we all hate walking through. Fresh snow is the best for playing and making snowmen. However, if you’re not too careful, your friends may lob a freshly packed snowball right in your face!

Let It...Oh No

Let It…Oh No

What Goes Up

BMX biking is a popular extreme sport that while dangerous, can be very exciting and exhilarating. That being said, it is really important to make sure you know exactly what you’re doing in order to avoid potentially catastrophic accidents. This poor guy is suspended in mid-air, knowing that in just a few seconds he will end up in a very painful position on the ground. Hopefully he didn’t get too hurt.

What Goes Up

What Goes Up

I Swear It’s Not Me

We’ve all seen ad campaigns that make us wonder why these actors signed up for the gig in the first place. This guy signed up for the job not knowing that the posters would be plastered all over the town he lives in. Now, everyone thinks that their local struggling actor is also a criminal!

I Swear It's Not Me

I Swear It’s Not Me

No Time To Dodge

Dodgeball is easily many kids’ favorite game during gym class. It’s easy to understand why, it involves strategy and a whole lot of adrenaline. However, for those of us who are less deft, the actual dodging part can be quite difficult. Just ask this girl, who really does not have the reflexes to avoid a dodgeball that’s heading right for her face, even while she is not playing the game.

No Time To Dodge

No Time To Dodge

Bye Bye Groceries

Grocery shopping when you have no car and live on the fourth floor of an apartment building is quite the laborious task. It involves a lot of bicep strength and also a decent amount of structural integrity of the grocery bags involved. The worst case scenario is your bag ripping apart with your groceries tumbling out when you’re about to get home. Just ask this girl, though her panic-stricken face is enough to undesrtand.

Bye Bye Groceries

Bye Bye Groceries

Having a Splashing Time

These days, capturing moments to post on social media is one of the most important part of some people’s lives. A lot of people go out and do things just for the sake of posting the photo! Fate had a cruel life on the day that this girl tried to capture the perfect pose for her Instagram. Unfortunately for her, all the time she spent on her hair was in vain as this giant wave came and drenched her from head to toe.

Having A Splashing Time

Having A Splashing Time

Is This a Mirror?

Many of up get caught up by sweeping fashion trends, for better or worse. Sometimes these trends are not too embarrassing to look back at, but others will have us covering our faces in shame, asking ourselves “what was I thinking?” The other drawback of following a trend is that you’re likely to end up dressed exactly like many others, especially when on public transportation.

Is This A Mirror?

Is This A Mirror?

U.F.O. Umbrella

While many of us love rainy days, most of us hate the practical issues that arise on rainy days. If you live in a city and you tend to walk around everywhere, it can be especially frustrating to have to tote an umbrella around. The worst situation to be faced with is a faulty umbrella, or one that just falls apart due to the wind. This poor guy’s umbrella tore in half and was gone with the wind, leaving him drenched.

U.F.O. Umbrella Flew Off The Stick

U.F.O. Umbrella

The Longest Line Ever

Spending long hours at the mall is an exhausting experience. After hours of searching, trying things on in the fitting room, and finally finding your perfect fit, the worst part of shopping comes: waiting in line to pay. This woman was so out of it and ready to go home that she simply didn’t realize that she was waiting in line behind several mannequins. She’ll be forever for quite some time in this particular line.

The Longest Line Ever

The Longest Line Ever

A Dedicated Son

There’s nothing in this world quite like a mother’s love. This son was so appreciative of his mother that he decided to tattoo himself with a dedication for her. However, while his love for his mother is strong, his grammar could use a bit of work. Next time, maybe he can ask her to proofread his tattoo idea before inking on such a silly mistake for good.

A Dedicated Son

A Dedicated Son

Not Who I Thought You Were

There’s a special moment, especially when you’ve imbibed a few alcoholic beverages, when you feel a warm and fuzzy feeling towards someone who have just met while on a night out. The magnetic pull of meeting someone new is quite exciting. However, sometimes this could just be a hazy illusion caused by the drinks, as was the case with this poor guy. He felt a great connection with who he thought was an interesting person, who ended up being just a mask. We hope he wasn’t too let down when he figured it out.

Not Who I Thought You Were

Not Who I Thought You Were

Kiss Cam?

The infamous Kiss Cam! This device that is meant to cultivate cute on-screen moments is notorious for some awkward situations. Sometimes, the kiss cam focuses on a pair of siblings like these two, who react in funny ways like pushing each other’s faces away. Other times, they can painfully point out just how alone somebody feels, like this poor guy in the red shirt.

Kiss Cam?

Kiss Cam?

Caution! Friend Zone

Ryan has been in love with Jessica from the moment they first met freshman year of college. They’ve cultivated a great friendship, but he was hoping that things could move to the next level at the next party he was throwing. However, his status of “just a friend” was fully solidified at the party, when Jessica kissed his friend Brady while literally sitting on Ryan’s shoulders. We feel your pain, Ryan!

Caution! Friend Zone

Caution! Friend Zone

Life Is A Wave

Taking a nice stroll on the boardwalk is always a fun and usually relaxing activity. However, when the weather is a bit stormy, relaxing waters can quickly become powerful and often quite terrifying waves. While most of the people nearby realized that they should quickly run away, one woman decided to face her fears head-on and be one with the oncoming waves. We hope she’s okay!

Life Is A Wave

Life Is A Wave

Front Row Action

Scoring first row, floor seats to a basketball is as exciting as it gets. You can’t get any closer to the action…that is, unless the action comes directly AT you full-force. This poor guy truly felt part of the game when a basketball player came flying right at him. Hopefully both of them weren’t hurt too badly and the game could continue on.

Front Row Action

Front Row Action

A Real Tip

Tipping your server is quite important, as often servers make less than minimum wage, with tips filling in those gaps in their payment. However, one woman felt that her waitress got a little too friendly with her husband, and she decided to leave her a written tip instead of a monetary one.

A Real Tip

A Real Tip

Grin and Bear It

Going out and exploring the great outdoors is quite the exciting activity to pursue. This guy has always wanted to go hiking and adventuring through the caves in his local national park. What he didn’t expect was this bear to greet him once inside the cave. Hopefully the bear was friendly and truly welcoming rather than threatening.

Grin And Bear It

Grin And Bear It

Locked In

There’s nothing worse than running late to work on a day when you have an important meeting. The only way things could get worse is when you’re literally locked into your parking space, with absolutely no way to get to your car. We hope this person’s boss was understanding when she explained the situation. Luckily she could provide photo evidence of why she was absent!

Locked In

Locked In

Call Me Maybe

Living in places like Florida mean living alongside many creatures that people living in other states would deem “exotic.” While lizards and even iguanas are run of the mill sightings for Florida residents, an alligator sighting is still not all-too-common. This gator had a field day when he snatched a woman’s iPhone off an outdoor table. Hopefully he’ll return it quickly, as everyone knows gators prefer Androids to iPhones.

Call Me Maybe

Call Me Maybe

Fried Apples

Some people find that lighting candles help create an ambiance of peacefulness and calm, especially while they are working. However, it’s important to remember to keep candles away from flammable objects like curtains, tablecloths, and oh…your very expensive laptop. Hopefully this guy had a warranty on his computer!

Fried Apples

Fried Apples

Swing When You’re Not Winning

Sometimes even us grown-ups enjoy reliving moments of childhood by swinging on the local playground’s swing. However, if you’re not too careful and forget that the swings were built for much smaller bodies, disaster can ensure. Just ask this girl, who found out the hard way by flying off the swing and straight on to her face.

Swing When You're Not Winning

Swing When You’re Not Winning

Putting the Rage in Garage

Let’s be honest here. We really have absolutely no idea how this Jeep ended up on TOP of the garage and crashed into the top of this building. It’s really unclear what’s going on, but what is clear is that the car’s owner is really not going to be happy when he sees what is left of his vehicle. Let’s hope he’s got good insurance!

Putting The Rage In Garage

Putting The Rage In Garage

Who Hauls

Most of us driving normal sized cars don’t usually pay attention to clearance signs on the sign of the road when we’re about the enter a tunnel. That’s because we don’t really need to worry about it. However, this U-Haul clearly didn’t pay enough attention to the dimensions of the truck and the height of the tunnel as he cut it quite with making it through. He definitely scratched the top of the vehicle, but on the bright side, at least he wasn’t stuck!

Who Hauls

Who Hauls

It’s All Downhill From Here

Driving around San Francisco is no picnic. It takes a lot of patience and a fair bit of practice if you’re not used to it. This poor stretch limo driver had no idea what he was in for when he tried to maneuver around SF with his unusual vehicle. Luckily, some friendly locals who are well-practiced with these situations were around to help out.

It's All Downhill From Here

It’s All Downhill From Here

Emergency Exit

Many people are terrified of getting on an airplane, and we can understand why. While getting into a car is significantly more dangerous than getting on an airplane, plane accidents are very terrifying. Luckily nobody was in this plane when it was being moved around, as it ended up completely upside down and crushed on the ground.

Emergency Exit

Emergency Exit

Like Riding a Bike

We all know the expression “like riding a bike.” It refers to the fact that once you learn how to ride a bike, your body will remember how to do it, even if it’s been a while. At least, that’s how it works for most people. This guy’s muscle memory seems to have forgotten the right way to ride a bike, and it looks like his precarious way of riding is costing him his front wheel. Yikes!

Like Riding A Bike

Like Riding A Bike

Incoming!

Rugby is known to be one of the most physically demanding and injury-prone sports out there. It makes sense, since it’s a full-impact sport played without any protective gear at all! These two women faced a face-first collision that was captured at just the right moment for us to see just how painful this crash was. We hope they don’t have any permanent damage.

Incoming

Incoming!

Falling for You

Veronica thought that she could finally fess up her feelings for her friend Chad while they were at their favorite music festival. She thought that when he offered to put her on his shoulders so she could see the stage better, it was his way of conveying feelings towards her. She quickly found out that he was trying to get close to Sarah, he best friend. How heartbreaking!

Falling For You

Falling For You

Netflix & Not So Chill

Many times, people who feel guilty try to overcompensate and act like everything is totally normal and not unusual. This poor guy’s girlfriend thought she could get away with two-timing him by sending him a picture of her Netflix screen. Unfortunately, she didn’t realize that the surface was reflective and gave her away. At least he found out now, rather than later!

Netflix & Not So Chill

Netflix & Not So Chill