97. The reporter and his chicken.
Why it matters: Above all, the important thing to take from this is that you should always unmute Vines.
91. The volleyball practice.
Why it matters: Because it shows how adequate training facilities are crucial if you want to master a sport.
90. The curious cat.
Why it matters: The disappointment. Both at oneself, and at life. One of those fails that quite simply encapsulates existence.
84. The grown-ass man and his menu fort.
Why it matters: Because in so many other fails we will see adults attempting to recapture their childhood. This man wasn’t even trying.
83. The (literal) iPhone 6 release.
Why it matters: Because however much hype there is, somehow people only ever remember the fail.
81. The hoverboard catastrophe.
Why it matters: Because there can be only one hoverboard catastrophe on this list, and this is it.
79. The bottle rocket.
Why it matters: Because it’s an important reminder of the daily risks that journalists take every single day.
73. The dove.
Why it matters: “Ooh!”
68. The ice bucket challenge.
Why it matters: Because sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you raise for charity; true altruism comes in the form of a monumental fail.
65. The kiss.
Why it matters: Because sometimes being polite can be so much harder than it looks.
64. The cake maker.
Why it matters: Because we often underestimate the importance of linguistic precision, when it’s vital to the core of our being.
63. The lack of chill.
Why it matters: Because there’s a little bit of Kevin in all of us.
61. The hockey incident.
Why it matters: Because it’s a reminder that protective equipment can come in useful when you least expect it.
57. The man who tried to recreate “Wrecking Ball” at home.
Why it matters: Because there is nobility in the futility. And in the injury.
56. The Belieber.
Why it matters: Because sometimes there is a question of where, exactly, fail begins.
53. The romantic gesture.
Why it matters: Because the path of true love never did run smooth.
50. The bow and arrow.
Why it matters: Because the most painful fails seem to encapsulate life better than most.
47. The guy and his chairs.
Why it matters: Because some pranks can escalate far more than you ever thought possible.
41. The mini baller.
Why it matters: Some fails are unexpected. Others are completely expected, yet that doesn’t diminish them.
40. The photo op.
Why it matters: It’s a crucial illustration of the importance of framing a picture meticulously.
34. The caption writer.
Why it matters: Because it is possible to give too much information.
33. The lil’ badass.
Why it matters: Because it’s a harrowing indictment of just how hard it has become to tame the next generation.
32. The cat’s dinner.
Why it matters: Because some would say the basis of societal evolution is our tendency to put too much faith in the young.
31. The inevitable goat incident.
Why it matters: Because sometimes it’s the anticipation rather than the fail itself that matters. Also, this Vine must be unmuted.
28. The exercise routine.
Why it matters: Look at her face. Just look at it.
26. Sue’s chicken.
Why it matters: Because it’s a reminder that humanity’s quest for convenience carries with it terrible peril.
19. The man who took a photo and ruined a news report.
Why it matters: Because, once again, we see the importance of living in the moment.
18. The job application.
Why it matters: It’s one of many reminders that one man’s fail can be another man’s win.
15. The firework disaster.
Why it matters: Because it’s never a good idea to make a spectacle of yourself.
13. The summer’s here.
Why it matters: Because, as TS Eliot almost had it, somewhere between the optimism and the excruciating pain, there is fail.
12. The dog that ended up at an alpaca orgy.
Why it matters: Because sometimes life gives you lemons. But other times it gives you three alpacas having sex with each other.
11. The pornographic disaster.
Why it matters: Because technology carries with it terrible risks, even to the young.
9. The furious frog.
Why it matters: Because nature, however adorable it might be, is forever red in tooth and claw.
6. The tragic child.
Why it matters: Because the greatest fails generally carry their own internal elegance.
3. The mess.
Why it matters: Because life is nothing but a chaotic muddle, all too often punctuated by excruciating pain in the genitals.
2. The man who fell off a trampoline and then had his head humped by a dog.
Why it matters: It’s hard to say what the definitive fail would look like. But it’s a reasonable statement that a man falling off a trampoline before having his head humped by a dog is, at the very least, something resembling a definitive fail.