40+ Moments Seconds Before Disaster Struck


By Louise P

“Hold my beer” is the inevitable start to either an epic triumph or a painful failure. In the following exhibits, it is more of the latter. Seconds before disaster struck some unfortunate person; there was someone around who was lucky enough to catch these moments on camera. There is something poetic about the way these photos have us holding our breath, wishing for a different outcome, but deep down, we can see what is about to happen. We have all wanted to freeze time, but these photos are the closest thing we will get to that. So, hold on to your beer, get away from the pool, and fasten any loose nuts and bolts because things are about to get crazy!

Run Like the Wind

So, Jesus could walk on water, but have you heard of José that could run on water? We are pretty sure he also didn’t know he could do this. But if it takes an angry bull hot on your heels to discover this ability, then go right ahead!

No one in the photo looks like they were about to help the poor guy out either. But if you want to partake in a cruel and unnecessary sport like bull running, you better believe it, but you won’t see us coming to your rescue either.

That’s a Bullseye

One of our favorite games as kids was playing cops and robbers, or the less PC version, cowboys and Indians. Nerf guns were blazing, couches turned into fortresses, and it was each man for himself. We remember it like it was yesterday.

Some adults just can’t let go of those fond memories and try to recreate the magic. It is all fun and games till someone loses an eye (we sound just like our mothers now). Unfortunately, this guy came a little too close to that reality.

Have Your Cake and Eat It

Ozzy Osborne bit the head off of a bat, The Red Hot Chili Peppers wore nothing but socks at a show, and Jimi Hendrix lit his guitar on fire. Now that’s what we call rock ‘n roll. Then we have modern-day dance DJ Steve Aoki.  Steve throws cakes. How very sensible.

Unfortunately, this isn’t much of a deterrent for the basic girl always climbing on her BF’s shoulders and blocking the view. It is more of an invitation, actually! This is a split second before said cake hits said basic girl to the sound of “Cake Face.”

Roller Derp

The iconic image of ladies with epic perms, high-cut swimsuits, and roller skates cruising effortlessly down Venice Beach promenade is pretty fantastic. Old school blond babes like Farah Fawcett and Olivia Newton-John in their white skates come to mind.

Then there is this less than proficient individual trying to reimagine such an iconic picture. Unfortunately, she is going down in history for less ideal reasons. Her epic fail was captured a moment before she hit the floor, and we assume it wasn’t a soft landing.

Someone Call a Priest

What we have here, friends is a scene from the yet unreleased box office belly-flop: The Exorcism of Calamity Jane. It was at the annual family mud wrestling day where everyone first realized; something isn’t quite right with aunt Jane…

Kudos to the photographer who risked life and limb to stand in the splash zone to capture this crazy moment. It looks like most of the mud has been splashed out already, so auntie Jane over here is going to hit the ground hard.