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16 Truly Horrible Things That Unfortunately Happened to People

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Bad things happen, and that is a shame. No matter how hard you try, you can’t prevent bad things from happening. Bad things might happen to you, or they may happen to those around you.

Under normal circumstances, you don’t want bad things to happen to anyone. You may know people who you particularly loathe, true, but the fact of the matter is that you generally don’t want bad things to happen to them.

There really are things that can’t be controlled, however. Bad stuff tends to happen—no matter what anyone does.

Here are seventeen examples of horrible things that actually happened to people.

1. The Police Car and the Building

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I know of a house that has been crashed into by vehicles several times over the past few years because of exactly where it is situated. Apparently, having a car crash into your house is a terrifying experience.

I can’t imagine having a police vehicle crash into your home or business, though. For whatever reason, we expect police officers to be perfect drivers. We tend to forget the fact that they are human beings with personal lives and mortgages. Even the best police officer makes a mistake now and then.

I wouldn’t wish this particular scenario on my worst enemy.

2. The Mirror That Is Way Too High

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Being short is terrible. Myself—I’m not particularly short or tall, but I know people who are quite short.

According to them, it is an awful experience. People who are really tall complain, and they have their reasons, but being short is different. People just don’t take you seriously.

In this case, a short gentleman can’t even look at himself in a mirror, which is not right. Why is the mirror positioned so high on the wall? Is he in some sort of bar or restaurant that tends to attract giants?

Being short is bad enough. No one should have to be reminded of their height by a mirror. I agree with the guy that posted this picture. Lower the mirrors.

3. The Toilets and the Toilet Paper

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Someone designed this bathroom, and that person should never design another room as long as he or she lives. There is just so much wrong with this image. Why are the toilets so close together? Why aren’t there any dividers? Could you imagine having to use one of these toilets? How embarrassing that would be. Nobody wants to do their business in front of other people.

Also, why is there no toilet paper for the one toilet? The person who uses that toilet, in addition to having to do their business in front of others, has to borrow toilet paper? That just is not right. If this particular bathroom is in some sort of commercial establishment, I would boycott that establishment.

4. The Cartoon Character Toilet

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There are many times in life when it is appropriate to get a bit creative. However, one should not get too creative when designing a bathroom. There is no need. Bathrooms are not places in which most people tend to spend a great deal of time. You go into the room, you do what you need to do, and then you leave.

This bathroom disturbs me, and the toilet freaks me out. Why would anyone think it a good idea to make a toilet resemble a beloved cartoon character? It makes no sense. Any child that sees this particular toilet will probably be scarred for life. They’ll certainly never be able to watch a “Looney Tunes” cartoon again.

That’s a shame, too, because “Looney Tunes” is great. In addition to Bugs Bunny, who was turned into a toilet for some reason, the animated series introduced the world to many classic characters. Those characters include Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner, Speedy Gonzales, and Wile E. Coyote.

It should be noted that Bugs Bunny has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For that reason—and for many other reasons—he should not have been turned into a toilet.

I would not want to have to pee into this toilet. I wouldn’t want anyone else to have to, either.

5. The Fries On the Floor

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If we are being honest, most of us will eat food that has spilled on the floor of our car. It is kind of gross, sure, but you paid good money for that food.

In this case, the food just happens to be fries from McDonald’s, and it would be a sin to waste them. The restaurant chain makes great food, which is the reason the company has been around for well over 50 years. In fact, McDonald’s is the largest restaurant chain in the world in terms of revenue. The company has restaurants in over 100 countries, and it serves over 60 million people every day. It is also one of the largest private employers in the world.

6. The Rain

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No one likes getting caught in the rain. The people in this image did get caught, though, and it appears to be one heck of a storm. They are getting soaked.

I’m not sure exactly why the people in this image were out on a day like that. There are, after all, apps on smartphones that pretty accurately tell you what the weather will be like on any given day.

Even though it is probably their own fault, I do feel bad for the people in the image.

7. The Accident

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I have no idea how this happened. Frankly, it is kind of hard to ascertain what you’re looking at. It appears as if a helicopter crashed into a bus.

If that is indeed the case, I’m not sure what led to the unfortunate accident. The helicopter is certainly angled in a peculiar fashion. I just don’t understand how such an accident could have occurred.

The bus has definitely seen better days. It is basically scrap metal at this point. There’s no coming back from that sort of accident.

Let’s just hope that the pilot of the helicopter and the driver of the bus are okay.

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8. The Cyberattacks and the Chicken Wings

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I do not understand this. How is that cyberattacks can impact imports in such a way that a restaurant can’t offer chicken wings?

The sign is nice and all, but how difficult is it to acquire chicken wings? Couldn’t the restaurant just buy some from a store and then smother them in their special sauce?

I don’t understand the purpose of this particular cyberattack, but it undoubtedly ruined many meals. Not being able to order your favorite chicken wings? I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy.

9. The Young Woman and the Bugs

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I can’t understand how this woman was even able to stand still long enough to have this picture taken. Most people, myself included, would have been freaking out.

There is a reason a lot of people try to avoid nature. This picture sort of sums it all up, doesn’t it? The young woman in this image is being a good sport, but she’s probably not having very much fun. The people who told her that hiking would be fun? They were liars.

10. The Gum Situation

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So apparently people enjoy committing really stupid, pointless crimes. This was a stupid, pointless crime. Who breaks into someone’s car to chew their gum? I can understand breaking into a car to steal a brand new iPhone or a laptop, of course—but gum? That is just a waste of time.

I’m not surprised by this, though, to be honest. I have a relative who works in New York City. Someone once “broke into his car” and smoked a cigarette inside of it. The weather was particularly bad that day, and the “criminal” just wanted a warm, dry place to smoke. That is what you get when you leave your car doors unlocked in Midtown Manhattan.

11. The Wedding That Was Cancelled

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It is always sad when a wedding gets cancelled. I would not wish a failed engagement on anyone. That must be a rough experience.

You have to wonder what happened, though, don’t you? Why was the wedding cancelled?

I have never been to a bachelorette party, but I have heard stories, and apparently things can get a bit rowdy.

I am just guessing here, but I would bet that Pam did something at her party that she should not have done. You can go a bit wild at your bachelorette party, sure, but you should not go too wild.

12. The Iguana and the Wallet

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Apparently, iguanas can’t be trusted. They will steal your stuff.

If the story is to be believed, this particular iguana stole a wallet from someone who was eating lunch. It sounds unbelievable, I know. Even if it is not true, though, it is a funny scenario to imagine.

I have no idea why an iguana would want to steal a wallet, though. They’re herbivores, after all. The iguana probably didn’t want to eat the wallet.

13. The Person With the Chips

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When you buy a bag of chips, you expect multiple chips. You are not trying to purchase a clump of disgusting potato stuff.

Unfortunately, that’s what the person in this image acquired. It looks gross, sure, but it also looks sort of delicious. If you found that clump in a bag of chips, you would probably taste it. There is no shame in admitting it.

14. The Bizarre Tattoo

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There are a lot of things wrong with this tattoo. First of all, France won the World Cup in 2018. It was the country’s second World Cup title.

Also, this is just an ugly tattoo. I can’t imagine what the person who got it was thinking. You really do need to be thoughtful when getting a tattoo. They cost a lot to remove, and the process is extremely painful.

15. The Escalator and the Stairs

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Escalators definitely serve their purpose. If you are kind of lazy or have a chronic pain situation going on, you love them. In this day and age, why should anyone need to actually walk up steps? If you want to do so for the exercise, that’s great, but you should not need to.

The escalator in this image, however, is only accessible via steps that one needs to walk up—which sort of defeats the purpose of the escalator. What sick mind designed this?

16. The Lawnmower

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Apparently, lawnmowers can end up on fire. I was unaware. I have mowed one lawn or another for years now, but nothing has ended up on fire. I guess I have just been lucky.

I would not wish this particular scenario on my worst enemy. For one, lawnmowers aren’t cheap. There is no way the lawnmower in this image is salvageable. It will need to be replaced.

Also, there is a good chance that the lawn ended up on fire.

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Written by Kevin Barrett

Kevin Barrett is an award-winning reporter currently residing in one of the many suburbs of Philadelphia. In addition to working in journalism, he was worked in higher education and logistics. He is single, but does have a distracting little dog who keeps him from achieving maximum productivity.

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