These Are the Fails That Made Us Wince in 2014

It's that time of the year again! As we all settle in for the winter months and ponder what happened in the months gone by, let's take a look back at the best of the worst in 2014. It's been a fantastic year for failing on social media, celebrity gaffes, and pranks gone awry. Check out our favorites here below!

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    Let's start things off right with 50 Cent, who made the worst opening pitch in baseball history:

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    Literally, the blind kid has an easier time making it over the plate than 50 Cent. Luckily he was a good sport about it.

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    The most adorable sports fail of the year went to these Mighty Mites:

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    The biggest celebrity flub, however, goes to John Travolta's creative interpretation of Idina Menzel's name:

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    But no, seriously, congratulations to the "Frozen" star Breadqueena Manzeal and her stunning performance in the animated movie that took the world by storm.

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    Meanwhile in Vogue magazine, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West became the victims of awful Photoshop:

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    Via Uproxx

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    The Ebola outbreak brought us a bevy of "too soon" Halloween costumes:

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    Via yeneewsc

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    And the viral juggernaut of the Ice Bucket Challenge gave us delightfully chilly fails:

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    Via Bing

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    2014 was the year of social media faux pas and facepalms. Case and point, this rant about Steven Spielberg and big game hunting:

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    Just how many innocent puppets of long-extinct beasts did Spielberg have to take down to make his Hollywood classic? WHAT OTHER SECRETS ARE YOU HIDING FROM US, SPIELBERG? Just how many "E.T."s did it take to make that movie, HMMMM?

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    The number one culprit in Twitter screw-ups this year? Airlines! Here's Delta not doing their homework about the wildlife in Ghana:

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    Via Delta
    Giraffes, of course, are nowhere to be found in the African nation. But hey, add in a sunset and a silhouette of a Serengeti animal and call it a day, right?

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    That all was nothing compared to US Airways, who tweeted a photo of a woman getting intimate with a toy plane:

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    We're not going to link you to the photo in question (there's some sort of Google device that can do that for you), but we will say this: There was a very special light-load single-engine plane that made a landing in difficult terrain, and there's pictures US Airways tweeted to prove it.

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    An Austin news station got in on the fun too, tweeting out some premium man-meat to balance things out:

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    The tweet in question (which did not feature our lovely hotdog photoshopping skills) was taken down immediately and TWC Austin has issued an apology. It's unclear if this was the result of a hacked or hijacked account, a vengeful employee, or what. Either way, TWC News Austin's 33,000 Twitter followers got an extra helping of meat that week.

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    The anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks also brought us a host of companies eager to jump on the tragedy for #PROFITS:

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    Via Neetzan
    Build-A-Bear's hastily-deleted tweet was just one of several brands caught in the act of turning one of the most deadly attacks on American soil into a chance to promote their #brand with #sales on Twitter. The worst of the bunch, perhaps, was from a company that makes prosthetic fappable lady-bits:

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    It wasn't just big brands smooching the pooch on social media, as the story of this failed lawsuit can attest:

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    Via Yahoo

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    Moving along, late in 2014 news broke of a dollar store children's toy that could probably be used to summon demons:

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    And the mad frenzy of the iPhone 6 launch brought us this Apple fanatic who waited hours in line only to immediately drop his new device:

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    The biggest hit of the year came when a careless dude attempted to take a selfie next to a passing train:

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    And at the Sochi Winter Olympics, guests learned just how intimate their bathroom experience could be:

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    Via Reddit

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    But let's end 2014 on a high note. Take it away, sneezing trombone guy!

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    Happy holidays and new year from all of us at FAIL to you! Let's hope 2015 brings us all the cringing and laughing that this year gifted us.
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