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# Sticky Situation
Woman accidentally superglues lips together
She mistook superglue for cold sore cream.
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Toy soldier loses the head at Disneyland
Quite literally.
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Embarrassing 'Obama in Ireland' headline fail
Wow, the Obamas look different.
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How fake ‘celebrity geniuses’ fooled the internet
A story of Mensa, the media and Shakira.
# Confused
Francois Hollande confuses Japanese with Chinese on State visit to Japan
The French president made the error on a three-day state visit to Japan.
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Alert! The gardaí have an important message
AKA an amusing Twitter blooper.
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16 signs that really shouldn't be spelled wrong
Spelling: it’s impotent.
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You can still buy a Hitler Kettle!
But you’ll have to wait. Here’s how the dictator-resembling utensil took over the internet.
# reverse reverse
13 of the biggest mistakes in the history of the world
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'A tremendous amount of sex' - embarrassed sports reporter's blooper
Now THAT is what I call a pre-game warmup.
# biker fail
This motorbike rider did NOT see that coming
Wait for it…
# Austerity
Typo of the Day: Austerity hits Ireland's budget for World Food Programme
We are living way beyond our means…
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Local newsreader says 'f***ing s**t'... on his first day
You’ll want to put your headphones on if you’re in an office.
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Will your tweets get you fired?
This app can check that out for you…
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Has Ireland accidentally given 'fraping' to the world?
Maybe not quite – but we definitely tried.
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This company accidentally advertised a plasma TV for €7
But there’s bad news for anyone who snapped up the ‘offer’…
# scarleh
US Secretary of State John Kerry invents new country: Kryzakhstan
We think he meant Kyrgyzstan. Easy mistake.
# Careful Now
VIDEO: WHAT did this newsreader just mime on air?
Did she imitate… a popular bedroom activity? (Possibly NSFW.)
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Official Police Tweet of the Day
Morto for the Dallas Police Department.
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VIDEO: Weatherman’s hand gestures are accidentally very suggestive
Let’s just say he finds it hard going.
# map fail
Sarcastic Tumblr of the Day: The Amazing iOS 6 Maps
And you thought Ireland had it bad?
# Safety announcement
'Alan Shatter concerned over fake Apple airport' Statement of the Day
The Minister for Justice is concerned about the error in Apple Maps, which he says could mislead pilots not familiar with the area.
# Whoopsie
Picture: Dublin gets new 'airport' courtesy of iPhone's new map software
With Google Maps gone, the latest version of Apple’s iOS has designated Airfield Park in Dublin as an airport on its new mapping software.
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Wait, that's the other team! Papers print wrong Olympic photo
Somebody will be apologising fulsomely this morning.
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VIDEO: Protestor gets more fire than he bargained for
This demonstrator against same-sex marriage tried to make his point outside a corporate HQ. It didn’t go according to plan.
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Olympic torchbearer gets tattoo to celebrate... but there's just one problem
Ah, the Oylmpics. Nothing like ‘em.
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Happy 'Graduataion': Students get misspelled school diplomas
The principal of a US school said the typo was an “inadvertent mistake”.
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VIDEO: Andriy Voronin's shocking miss
Oleh Blokhin can only turn his face away in disgust.
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VIDEO: Dark Shadows director Tim Burton falls off stage...
…and is caught by a quick-thinking handler.
# so fresh and so clean
School evacuated after student uses too much deodorant
Well, that’s a danger nobody saw coming…
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Obama caught on mic telling Medvedev things will change AFTER he wins re-election
# Finger malfunction
Apology issued after M.I.A. flips the finger during Super Bowl show
The British singer also appeared to swear during the half-time show watched by tens of millions of people.
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Watch: Gary Lineker's autocue fails him during MOTD
Gary Lineker’s smug exterior temporarily dropped during a broadcast of Match of the Day on Saturday. At least we know it goes out live.
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Medics drop heart being rushed for transplant
After exiting a helicopter carrying the heart for transplant, a medic stumbled and the plastic-wrapped heart tumbled out of a cooler onto the street.
# Recession
Celeb chef apologises after arrest ‘for shoplifting cheese and wine from Tesco’
Antony Worrall Thompson was accused of stealing at the self-service checkout area five times before being arrested.
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Watch: Norwegian news show's eye-test graphic blooper
Instead of showing a graphic of a routine eye-test chart, viewers were greeted with a chart containing slang abbreviations…
# Review 2011
Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes
From the government’s €3.6bn ‘accounting error’, to confusing a Hollywood actor with a serial killer, here are this year’s most memorable gaffes.
# Ouch!
Man accidentally donates suit - with entire life savings in it - to charity
A search is underway after the unidentified man mistakenly donated his suit, containing $13,000, to a charity clothing store.
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Diner leaves $1 million in a suitcase at Australian pizzeria
Sydney police are searching for the man who left a suitcase full of cash at an Italian restaurant this morning.
# Air Scare
Pilot's toilet trip causes terror scare on New York flight
When a passenger with an accent tried to alert the co-pilot in the cockpit that the pilot was stuck in the toilet, the alarm was raised.