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Updated on Aug 17, 2020. Posted on Dec 9, 2013

The 23 Most Painfully Awkward Things That Happened In 2013

2013 was the cringiest year on record.

1. This heartwarming moment on the subway:

2. This travesty of a three-way handshake:

3. This woman's long journey down the runway:

4. This man's noble quest to find a chair:

5. This tennis umpire's uncontrollable bowel movements:

6. This world record for longest failed high five attempt:

7. These girls' fiery dance moves:

8. The alpha and the omega of slippery hugs:

9. Chris Bosh enjoying his very first piece of confetti:

10. This four-way high five failure:

11. And this four-way disaster too:

12. This man's never-ending battle against the bubble gum he thought he could trust:

13. This unfortunate animation:

14. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's failed swoop-shake:


15. The chest bump that never was:

16. This very rare and difficult to execute elbow five:

17. This man's itchy neck cover-up:

18. The day this dude realized he was not a child anymore:

19. The ol' finger to the eye celebration:

20. George Dub's dance moves:


21. This subtle hand grab:

22. ...Yet another Finger Eye Five™:

23. And the saddest thumbs-up ever:


You can put your thumbs up all you want, bud. It's not OK.

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