You may have heard of the German word schadenfreude, which translates literally to “harm-joy.” In other words, if you’ve ever experienced some kind of perverse pleasure from watching unfortunate things happen to others, you’ve experienced schadenfreude.
Obviously, nobody in their right mind really wants anything too terrible to happen to their neighbors. Still, in small doses, it can be nice to laugh and be happy that misfortune has decided to visit someone other than yourself.
Here are 25 upsetting-yet-hilarious failures that exemplify schadenfreude. Just be prepared, because some day this could be you!