I'm sure most of us, at one time or another, have accidentally put our foot in our mouths. That's not literal, of course. I don't imagine past infancy one can accidentally put their foot in their mouth. But it's easy to not realize we're preaching to the choir or making fun of someone to their face and not have a single clue we are doing it.
You're not alone, but some people have taken these embarrassing moments to epic, public scales. Teasing celebrities... to their faces. Mocking scientists about not knowing science. Oh, the Internet has done so many wonderful things for us. Especially when it comes to making us laugh at people embarrassing themselves.
1. Some fans, eh?
Now this is impressive, telling an author her own motives as if she may be wrong about what SHE WROTE. Kudos.
5. Swing and a miss.
I hope he saw this tweet and never stopped kicking himself.
6. Oh, Annie.
I'm sure this is totally the break she's been waiting for.
7. Whoops! Can't say we're surprised.
This Twitter user did a number on himself when he told someone with a PHD in Astrophysics that she needs to "learn some science."
9. For your comfort:
Those big words probably don't mean much to him anyway.
10. He's going to need some ointment for that burn.
It's easy to assume everyone on the Internet is an idiot but there's a surprising amount of people who know what they're talking about, too. Better check yourself.
11. Can't get NO respect these days.
This one should make you chuckle.
14. A classic.
This Tumblr post is no spring chicken but it's yet to make us stop laughing.
Some people go online to social media and confess their embarrassing moments. You can only help that your significant other wouldn't dishonor you by sharing these terribly embarrassing secrets.