We had 15 people tell us their most embarrassing stories that they'd rather die than relive. Here are their brave, true stories:
"I accidentally uploaded an entire album of topless photos of myself to Facebook. Didn't notice for a few hours. Even worse, my friend's 14-year-old son had gone through it and only liked three out of 15 of them."
"When I was a pleasantly plump 8 years old, I went to a water park and stumbled upon the giant vertical drop slide that they have at every large water park.
"I walked up and down the stairs to the top of the slide four times. Finally, I built up the courage to go down, but when I got to the bottom of the slide, I had the worst wedgie you could ever imagine.
"When I non-discreetly fixed myself, I realized that the wedgie and pressure also ripped a giant hole in the back of my bathing suit. The locker room was on the complete other side of the water park...of course."
"I accidentally liked someone's 57-week-old Instagram photo. Another time, when I was lurking, I accidentally favorited a tweet an old flame sent to a new girl."
"I ran track in school and was doing the 800m...only, I thought I was running the 400m. It was the school sports day, so it was in front of the whole school, and I sprinted the entire lap and "won" by a mile...then everyone started laughing at me as the other kids sprinted past me. I was very embarrassed. Then I vomited. A lot."
"On the bus ride to a field trip to Medieval Times, I had to use the bus' tiny restroom to, like, pee. All of the cool boys of the grade were sitting in the back of the bus next to the restroom, so I tried my hardest not to make loud pee noises.
"As I was finishing and about to pull my jeans up, our bus hit a huge pothole or something, and the door SLAMMED OPEN, and the cool boys were staring at me and everything I didn't want them to see. I slammed the door shut and, when I finally got out of the bathroom and dashed for my seat, one of the boys exclaimed, 'Mandy, do you pee standing up?'"
"In high school, the football players used to go out on stage during assemblies and shout out their graduation year. The entire school would respond enthusiastically and start chanting. One time, I had to make an announcement, so I went out on stage alone. And there, in the darkness with a sole beam of light on me, I shouted triumphantly, 'OHHHH SEVEN.' To silence. Like, deafening silence. Like, the audience managed to get quieter somehow even though it was already silent."
"Once, at the end of a date with a bald guy, he leaned over to kiss me, and I managed to deflect, but then ended up kissing the top of his shiny head."
"Two weeks after I got my driver's license, I was backing out of my family's very tall driveway. I was in a hurry and accidentally backed off the edge. My car rolled backwards and flipped upside down onto a tree, which collapsed on top of the car, trapping me inside — I rolled my car in my own driveway.
"My mom saw the overturned car — wheels still spinning — and flipped out. My sister called 911, and they sent three police cars, an ambulance, a fire truck, and a fire rescue vehicle. My neighbors — who happened to be my principal and my band director — heard the commotion and came outside in time to watch a group of firemen haul me (completely unscathed) out of the car. After I gave a statement to the police, my principal offered to drive me to school.
"On the way there, she said, 'Do you want to talk about it?' And I said, 'I really, really don't.' And she said, 'I get that.'"
"I was so nervous about prom that I forgot to put on deodorant and only realized it when people started asking what that smell was. It was me. Or maybe it's more embarrassing that Nick Lachey performed at my prom? You decide."
"In first grade, I went to school with a pair of undies stuck to my shorts because someone forgot to put a dryer sheet in with the laundry so it was all staticky. Nothing beats the humiliation of having underwear stuck to your shorts when you're already wearing underwear UNDER your shorts. I died that day."
"For my fifth grade talent show, I wrote a sketch and performed it in front of the entire student body plus parents. It went like this:
"I'm sitting at a table in a restaurant. Waitress comes out and says, 'What do you want to order?' I say, 'Hamster a la mode, please.' Waitress leaves, comes back with a covered plate, and places it on the table. I lift the cover, and my live hamster Kirby is revealed. Black out.
"I thought it would change lives."
"In high school, I was listening to Biggie's Ready 2 Die album and that awkwardly hilarious sex scene came on. My stepdad poked his head into my room and said, 'Jess, can you turn down your porno? It's rude.'"
"In third grade, I was standing in line waiting to leave our classroom for lunch when I got into a discussion with two girls — Lindsay and Lindsay — and Bryan, the boy I had a crush on. We were talking about making our faces turn red. I'm always up for a challenge, so I started holding my breath...and kept holding it until I passed out. The last thing I remember hearing was my crush saying, 'Lindsay can make hers redder.' Apparently, I hit my head on a desk on the way down."
"In seventh grade, I walked into the gymnasium with a good two feet of toilet paper flapping out of the top of my gym shorts. I had no idea my new tail had followed me until my teacher started hysterically laughing and pointing. I turned around quickly, and the TP swirled around me. I was like a gymnast practicing her floor routine with a ribbon, only, instead of ribbon, it was shame and embarrassment."
"In middle school, in a desperate ploy for attention, I pantsed myself in front of my class because I thought I had my P.E. shorts under my school shorts. I didn't."