high-powered fails

Former Obama Aide Tina Tchen on Failing in the White House

When Tina Tchen and other advisors to President Barack Obama missed a huge red flag in a potential presidential appointee, she felt awful about it for weeks.
Broadly Staff
Video Games

Watch 'Jeopardy!' Contestants Fail to Correctly Answer a Single Question About Video Games

Video game-related questions have a habit of tripping up 'Jeopardy!' contestants at key moments.
Matthew Gault

A Swiss Supermarket Accidentally Baked Swastika-Shaped Bread

Apparently it was supposed to be a windmill.
Katinka Oppeck
the internet

A Frame-by-Frame Breakdown of a Man Falling into the River Thames

What can we learn about ourselves from this viral video of a man falling over? Nothing. It’s just funny. Stop trying to learn things about yourself.
Joel Golby
ruh roh

Canada’s New National Alert System Failed Spectacularly During Its First Test

Alerts didn’t make it to mobile devices in Quebec and Ontario.
Jordan Pearson
Bluescreen of Death

Iran's Most Famous Monument Briefly Became a Tribute to Windows 7

Video footage from Tehran shows a 150-foot projection of the Windows 7 desktop on Iran's Azadi Tower.
Daniel Oberhaus

Chaos Erupts After Taco Festival Runs Out of Tacos

The festival was already being criticized on social media for perceived cultural insensitivity.
Munchies Staff
gif six pack

These Extremely Unsatisfying GIFS Will Make You Cringe

Get ready to be mad online.
Peter Slattery

This Is the Incorrect Way to Send a Cake in the Mail

It's unclear whether what we're seeing is the end result of a legitimate effort to mail a cake or as a misguided attempt to leave a treat for the mailman.
Wyatt Marshall
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Guy's Tragic Waterslide Accident Is More Proof That Summer Is the Worst

Summer isn't all tanning and beaches and endless soft serve. Sometimes it sucks.
VICE Staff

The Worst Guide to Digital Security on the Internet Today

Please, do not follow this advice.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

An Undertaker Got Drunk at Lunch and Lost a Hearse with a Body Inside

An undertaker tasked with transporting a corpse from Italy to Poland made a pretty disastrous pit stop in Munich.
Nick Rose