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# whoops - Monday 10 June, 2013

How fake ‘celebrity geniuses’ fooled the internet
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From The Daily Edge
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How fake ‘celebrity geniuses’ fooled the internet

Jun 10th 2013, 4:07 PM 111,697 Views 1 Comment

A story of Mensa, the media and Shakira.

# whoops - Friday 7 June, 2013

Francois Hollande confuses Japanese with Chinese on State visit to Japan
# Confused
# Confused

Francois Hollande confuses Japanese with Chinese on State visit to Japan

Jun 7th 2013, 10:02 AM 6,198 Views 17 Comments

The French president made the error on a three-day state visit to Japan.

# whoops - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Alert! The gardaí have an important message
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From The Daily Edge
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Alert! The gardaí have an important message

Jun 5th 2013, 11:12 AM 10,638 Views 1 Comment

AKA an amusing Twitter blooper.

# whoops - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

16 signs that really shouldn't be spelled wrong
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From The Daily Edge
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16 signs that really shouldn't be spelled wrong

Jun 4th 2013, 10:30 PM 49,445 Views 53 Comments

Spelling: it’s impotent.

# whoops - Thursday 30 May, 2013

You can still buy a Hitler Kettle!
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From The Daily Edge
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You can still buy a Hitler Kettle!

May 30th 2013, 1:32 PM 2,868 Views 3 Comments

But you’ll have to wait. Here’s how the dictator-resembling utensil took over the internet.

# whoops - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

13 of the biggest mistakes in the history of the world
# Reverse Reverse
From The Daily Edge
# Reverse Reverse

13 of the biggest mistakes in the history of the world

May 28th 2013, 10:30 PM 44,601 Views 52 Comments

Whoops.

# whoops - Thursday 2 May, 2013

'A tremendous amount of sex' - embarrassed sports reporter's blooper
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From The Daily Edge
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'A tremendous amount of sex' - embarrassed sports reporter's blooper

May 2nd 2013, 10:09 AM 11,243 Views 8 Comments

Now THAT is what I call a pre-game warmup.

# whoops - Monday 29 April, 2013

This motorbike rider did NOT see that coming
# Biker Fail
From The Daily Edge
# Biker Fail

This motorbike rider did NOT see that coming

Apr 29th 2013, 10:18 AM 2,028 Views 2 Comments

Wait for it…

# whoops - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Typo of the Day: Austerity hits Ireland's budget for World Food Programme
# Austerity
From The Daily Edge
# Austerity

Typo of the Day: Austerity hits Ireland's budget for World Food Programme

Apr 23rd 2013, 2:15 PM 14,933 Views 36 Comments

We are living way beyond our means…

# whoops - Monday 22 April, 2013

Local newsreader says 'f***ing s**t'... on his first day
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From The Daily Edge
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Local newsreader says 'f***ing s**t'... on his first day

Apr 22nd 2013, 8:55 AM 3,987 Views 4 Comments

You’ll want to put your headphones on if you’re in an office.

# whoops - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Will your tweets get you fired?
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From The Daily Edge
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Will your tweets get you fired?

Mar 27th 2013, 12:49 PM 10,862 Views 27 Comments

This app can check that out for you…

# whoops - Monday 11 March, 2013

Has Ireland accidentally given 'fraping' to the world?
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From The Daily Edge
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Has Ireland accidentally given 'fraping' to the world?

Mar 11th 2013, 7:45 PM 39,342 Views 55 Comments

Maybe not quite – but we definitely tried.

# whoops - Monday 4 March, 2013

This company accidentally advertised a plasma TV for €7
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From The Daily Edge
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This company accidentally advertised a plasma TV for €7

Mar 4th 2013, 1:15 PM 24,946 Views 50 Comments

But there’s bad news for anyone who snapped up the ‘offer’…

# whoops - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry invents new country: Kryzakhstan
# Scarleh
# Scarleh

US Secretary of State John Kerry invents new country: Kryzakhstan

Feb 26th 2013, 10:56 AM 7,915 Views 31 Comments

We think he meant Kyrgyzstan. Easy mistake.

# whoops - Thursday 14 February, 2013

VIDEO: WHAT did this newsreader just mime on air?
# Careful Now
From The Daily Edge
# Careful Now

VIDEO: WHAT did this newsreader just mime on air?

Feb 14th 2013, 9:59 AM 16,836 Views 14 Comments

Did she imitate… a popular bedroom activity? (Possibly NSFW.)

# whoops - Monday 28 January, 2013

Official Police Tweet of the Day
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From The Daily Edge
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Official Police Tweet of the Day

Jan 28th 2013, 9:54 AM 17,763 Views 10 Comments

Morto for the Dallas Police Department.

# whoops - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

VIDEO: Weatherman’s hand gestures are accidentally very suggestive
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From The Daily Edge
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VIDEO: Weatherman’s hand gestures are accidentally very suggestive

Oct 16th 2012, 9:00 PM 21,550 Views 16 Comments

Let’s just say he finds it hard going.

# whoops - Friday 21 September, 2012

Sarcastic Tumblr of the Day: The Amazing iOS 6 Maps
# Map Fail
From The Daily Edge
# Map Fail

Sarcastic Tumblr of the Day: The Amazing iOS 6 Maps

Sep 21st 2012, 10:52 AM 14,963 Views 42 Comments

And you thought Ireland had it bad?

# whoops - Thursday 20 September, 2012

'Alan Shatter concerned over fake Apple airport' Statement of the Day
# Safety Announcement
# Safety Announcement

'Alan Shatter concerned over fake Apple airport' Statement of the Day

Sep 20th 2012, 10:49 AM 35,730 Views 91 Comments

The Minister for Justice is concerned about the error in Apple Maps, which he says could mislead pilots not familiar with the area.

# whoops - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Picture: Dublin gets new 'airport' courtesy of iPhone's new map software
# Whoopsie
# Whoopsie

Picture: Dublin gets new 'airport' courtesy of iPhone's new map software

Sep 19th 2012, 9:46 PM 31,693 Views 84 Comments

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.

# whoops - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Wait, that's the other team! Papers print wrong Olympic photo
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From The Daily Edge
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Wait, that's the other team! Papers print wrong Olympic photo

Aug 8th 2012, 10:02 AM 3,777 Views 8 Comments

Somebody will be apologising fulsomely this morning.

# whoops - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

VIDEO: Protestor gets more fire than he bargained for
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From The Daily Edge
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VIDEO: Protestor gets more fire than he bargained for

Aug 7th 2012, 2:41 PM 5,152 Views 20 Comments

This demonstrator against same-sex marriage tried to make his point outside a corporate HQ. It didn’t go according to plan.

# whoops - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Olympic torchbearer gets tattoo to celebrate... but there's just one problem
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Olympic torchbearer gets tattoo to celebrate... but there's just one problem

Jul 19th 2012, 11:44 AM 13,895 Views 21 Comments

Ah, the Oylmpics. Nothing like ‘em.

# whoops - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Happy 'Graduataion': Students get misspelled school diplomas
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From The Daily Edge
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Happy 'Graduataion': Students get misspelled school diplomas

Jun 10th 2012, 11:56 AM 3,695 Views 16 Comments

The principal of a US school said the typo was an “inadvertent mistake”.

# whoops - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

VIDEO: Andriy Voronin's shocking miss
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From The42
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VIDEO: Andriy Voronin's shocking miss

May 29th 2012, 12:03 PM 609 Views 1 Comment

Oleh Blokhin can only turn his face away in disgust.

# whoops - Monday 14 May, 2012

VIDEO: Dark Shadows director Tim Burton falls off stage...
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From The Daily Edge
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VIDEO: Dark Shadows director Tim Burton falls off stage...

May 14th 2012, 1:40 PM 3,571 Views 10 Comments

…and is caught by a quick-thinking handler.

# whoops - Sunday 13 May, 2012

School evacuated after student uses too much deodorant
# So Fresh And So Clean
From The Daily Edge
# So Fresh And So Clean

School evacuated after student uses too much deodorant

May 13th 2012, 9:06 AM 8,371 Views 16 Comments

Well, that’s a danger nobody saw coming…

# whoops - Monday 26 March, 2012

Obama caught on mic telling Medvedev things will change AFTER he wins re-election
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Obama caught on mic telling Medvedev things will change AFTER he wins re-election

Mar 26th 2012, 4:04 PM 5,797 Views 6 Comments

Cringe.

# whoops - Monday 6 February, 2012

Apology issued after M.I.A. flips the finger during Super Bowl show
# Finger Malfunction
From The Daily Edge
# Finger Malfunction

Apology issued after M.I.A. flips the finger during Super Bowl show

Feb 6th 2012, 9:19 AM 5,956 Views 23 Comments

The British singer also appeared to swear during the half-time show watched by tens of millions of people.

# whoops - Monday 16 January, 2012

Watch: Gary Lineker's autocue fails him during MOTD
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From The42
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Watch: Gary Lineker's autocue fails him during MOTD

Jan 16th 2012, 3:00 PM 1,082 Views 0 Comments

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.

# whoops - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Medics drop heart being rushed for transplant
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From The Daily Edge
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Medics drop heart being rushed for transplant

Jan 12th 2012, 9:34 AM 5,322 Views 19 Comments

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.

# whoops - Monday 9 January, 2012

Celeb chef apologises after arrest ‘for shoplifting cheese and wine from Tesco’
# Recession
# Recession

Celeb chef apologises after arrest ‘for shoplifting cheese and wine from Tesco’

Jan 9th 2012, 1:35 PM 10,283 Views 4 Comments

Antony Worrall Thompson was accused of stealing at the self-service checkout area five times before being arrested.

# whoops - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Watch: Norwegian news show's eye-test graphic blooper
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From The Daily Edge
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Watch: Norwegian news show's eye-test graphic blooper

Dec 29th 2011, 4:30 PM 6,831 Views 8 Comments

Instead of showing a graphic of a routine eye-test chart, viewers were greeted with a chart containing slang abbreviations…

# whoops - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes

Dec 28th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,413 Views 2 Comments

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.

# whoops - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Man accidentally donates suit - with entire life savings in it - to charity
# Ouch!
From The Daily Edge
# Ouch!

Man accidentally donates suit - with entire life savings in it - to charity

Dec 1st 2011, 7:15 AM 6,091 Views 13 Comments

A search is underway after the unidentified man mistakenly donated his suit, containing $13,000, to a charity clothing store.

# whoops - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Diner leaves $1 million in a suitcase at Australian pizzeria
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From The Daily Edge
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Diner leaves $1 million in a suitcase at Australian pizzeria

Nov 22nd 2011, 4:50 PM 5,669 Views 16 Comments

Sydney police are searching for the man who left a suitcase full of cash at an Italian restaurant this morning.

# whoops - Friday 18 November, 2011

Pilot's toilet trip causes terror scare on New York flight
# Air Scare
From The Daily Edge
# Air Scare

Pilot's toilet trip causes terror scare on New York flight

Nov 18th 2011, 10:51 AM 5,960 Views 24 Comments

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.

# whoops - Friday 11 November, 2011

If you can't laugh at yourself... Perry goes on Letterman after debate gaffe
# Rick Perry
From The Daily Edge
# Rick Perry

If you can't laugh at yourself... Perry goes on Letterman after debate gaffe

Nov 11th 2011, 1:12 PM 964 Views 8 Comments

He couldn’t remember his policies but he could remember all ten of these funny excuses…

# whoops - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Ms Piggy and Yo Blair: 5 of the best open-mic political gaffes
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From The Daily Edge
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Ms Piggy and Yo Blair: 5 of the best open-mic political gaffes

Nov 9th 2011, 9:57 AM 1,926 Views 1 Comment

And one other that had far reaching implications for its protagonist: Brian Cowen…

# whoops - Friday 4 November, 2011

Overzealous cleaner accidentally damages €800,000 artwork
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Overzealous cleaner accidentally damages €800,000 artwork

Nov 4th 2011, 1:39 PM 1,307 Views 14 Comments

Officials in Dortmund say that the dried rain puddle cleared away by the cleaner was actually meant to be there.