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# whoops - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Canadian man (73) who rang 911 by accident arrested after police find 100 guns in his home
# Whoops
# Whoops

Canadian man (73) who rang 911 by accident arrested after police find 100 guns in his home

Aug 8th 2019, 9:40 PM 30,793 Views 29 Comments

The unnamed pensioner will appear in court in October.

# whoops - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

'I couldn't believe my eyes': EU citizens in UK given deportation letters by mistake
# Whoops
# Whoops

'I couldn't believe my eyes': EU citizens in UK given deportation letters by mistake

Aug 23rd 2017, 6:26 PM 25,074 Views 59 Comments

The Home Office said letters had been mistakenly sent out to around 100 people.

# whoops - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Walkers apologises after competition saw Gary Lineker holding pictures of serial killers and paedophiles
# Whoops
# Whoops

Walkers apologises after competition saw Gary Lineker holding pictures of serial killers and paedophiles

May 25th 2017, 10:53 PM 48,847 Views 29 Comments

Walkers has deleted the offensive videos, but most have been preserved by quick-off-the-mark Twitter users.

# whoops - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Dutch retailer pulls children's colouring book with picture of Hitler
# Nazi Salute
# Nazi Salute

Dutch retailer pulls children's colouring book with picture of Hitler

Apr 5th 2017, 9:57 PM 11,345 Views 52 Comments

The chain said customers who bought the book would be offered a refund.

# whoops - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

The Oscars accidentally named Amy Adams instead of Ruth Negga for best actress
# Whoops
# Whoops

The Oscars accidentally named Amy Adams instead of Ruth Negga for best actress

Jan 25th 2017, 8:40 AM 28,168 Views 15 Comments

Tom Hanks was also wrongly listed as a nominee for best actor on the Oscars website yesterday.

# whoops - Friday 13 January, 2017

'I forgot to give them a receipt': James Reilly referred to gardaí by Sipo over €1k election donation
# Oversight
# Oversight

'I forgot to give them a receipt': James Reilly referred to gardaí by Sipo over €1k election donation

Jan 13th 2017, 12:32 PM 22,998 Views 75 Comments

Under Sipo rules, the maximum cash donation that may be accepted by a candidate during the general election is €200.

# whoops - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Twitter's founder was accidentally banned from the website
# Fail Whale
# Fail Whale

Twitter's founder was accidentally banned from the website

Nov 23rd 2016, 8:08 AM 7,296 Views 11 Comments

Co-founder Dorsey returned as chief executive last year but has yet to ignite growth.

# whoops - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Fears for South African penguin 'freed' from aquarium
# Endangered
# Endangered

Fears for South African penguin 'freed' from aquarium

Sep 28th 2016, 8:08 PM 14,172 Views 16 Comments

The students who let the penguin out thought they were doing the animal a favour.

# whoops - Sunday 18 September, 2016

American football player completely forgets the rules, gifts opposition a touchdown
# Whoops
From The42
# Whoops

American football player completely forgets the rules, gifts opposition a touchdown

Sep 18th 2016, 12:14 PM 12,836 Views 4 Comments

This is why you need to pay attention kids.

# whoops - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

We've finally got a reason why Melania Trump's speech was a copy of Michelle Obama's
# Whoops
# Whoops

We've finally got a reason why Melania Trump's speech was a copy of Michelle Obama's

Jul 20th 2016, 6:53 PM 47,104 Views 126 Comments

Melania had read passages from Michelle’s speech to a staffer as “examples” of what she wanted to say.

# whoops - Saturday 9 July, 2016

US passenger jet mistakenly lands at Air Force base
# Air Force Gone
# Air Force Gone

US passenger jet mistakenly lands at Air Force base

Jul 9th 2016, 2:21 PM 46,801 Views 46 Comments

Whoops.

# whoops - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Sky broadcast footage of former Tory minister tearing into Prime Minister hopefuls
# Is That Thing On?
# Is That Thing On?

Sky broadcast footage of former Tory minister tearing into Prime Minister hopefuls

Jul 5th 2016, 10:23 PM 28,103 Views 35 Comments

Kenneth Clarke has claimed that Michael Gove would “go to war with at least three different countries at once”.

# whoops - Friday 1 July, 2016

This girl's sexy pyjamas fail is why you should always pay attention to the finer details
# Whoops
From The Daily Edge
# Whoops

This girl's sexy pyjamas fail is why you should always pay attention to the finer details

Jul 1st 2016, 6:20 PM 38,344 Views 3 Comments

What a lovely pattern! Wait a second.

# whoops - Thursday 30 June, 2016

BBC commentator accused of sexism after comments about tennis player's girlfriend
# Andrew Castle
# Andrew Castle

BBC commentator accused of sexism after comments about tennis player's girlfriend

Jun 30th 2016, 11:10 PM 41,603 Views 88 Comments

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened at Wimbledon.

# whoops - Monday 13 June, 2016

Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war
# Whoops
# Whoops

Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war

Jun 13th 2016, 4:20 PM 10,926 Views 4 Comments

A message designed to promote Independence Day showed an upside-down flag, a sign that the country is at war.

# whoops - Friday 3 June, 2016

Britain accidentally sends Brexit polling cards to thousands of ineligible voters
# Whoops
# Whoops

Britain accidentally sends Brexit polling cards to thousands of ineligible voters

Jun 3rd 2016, 9:24 PM 17,368 Views 59 Comments

Irish, Cypriot and Maltese citizens are the only non-British citizens who can vote in the referendum.

# whoops - Thursday 2 June, 2016

'I was lucky I wasn't disqualified' - Djokovic on racquet that nearly hit official
# Quite A Racquet
From The42
# Quite A Racquet

'I was lucky I wasn't disqualified' - Djokovic on racquet that nearly hit official

Jun 2nd 2016, 4:02 PM 6,252 Views 1 Comment

But the world number one made light work of Tomas Berdych to book a semi-final spot against rising Austrian star Dominic Thiem.

# whoops - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Watch: This David Alaba own goal is the sloppiest you'll see today
# Whoops
From The42
# Whoops

Watch: This David Alaba own goal is the sloppiest you'll see today

Jun 1st 2016, 8:46 AM 6,529 Views 7 Comments

David Alaba won’t want to see this again.

# whoops - Friday 22 April, 2016

Fabregas: I 'forgot how to play football' under Mourinho
# Whoops
From The42
# Whoops

Fabregas: I 'forgot how to play football' under Mourinho

Apr 22nd 2016, 8:37 AM 7,771 Views 12 Comments

The Chelsea midfielder has revealed the extent of his self-doubt during the club’s nightmare start to the season.

# whoops - Monday 4 April, 2016

Glasnevin Wall controversy: Misplaced fada raises ire of Gaeilgeoirs
# Rising Anger
# Rising Anger

Glasnevin Wall controversy: Misplaced fada raises ire of Gaeilgeoirs

Apr 4th 2016, 4:27 PM 23,423 Views 95 Comments

It is understood the typo will be fixed in the next 48 hours.

# whoops - Sunday 3 April, 2016

A 104-year-old woman was offered a place in a local creche
# Sweden
# Sweden

A 104-year-old woman was offered a place in a local creche

Apr 3rd 2016, 1:51 PM 27,927 Views 7 Comments

“It’s embarrassing – but also a little charming.”

# whoops - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Cypriot president criticised for 'there's always a woman' remark after plane hijack
# Always A Woman Involved
# Always A Woman Involved

Cypriot president criticised for 'there's always a woman' remark after plane hijack

Mar 29th 2016, 4:26 PM 14,467 Views 29 Comments

President Nicos Anastasiades made the comments in response to reports that the hijacker had acted to try and communicate with his ex-wife.

# whoops - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Microsoft pulls 'teen girl' chatbot after it learned to become a racist in just a day
# Tay
# Tay

Microsoft pulls 'teen girl' chatbot after it learned to become a racist in just a day

Mar 26th 2016, 2:40 PM 23,237 Views 42 Comments

Not a great start.

# whoops - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

This TV presenter's Oscars dress went viral for looking like a vagina
# Whoops
From The Daily Edge
# Whoops

This TV presenter's Oscars dress went viral for looking like a vagina

Mar 2nd 2016, 8:02 PM 13,985 Views 2 Comments

“Nice, but why is there a uterus on your dress?”

# whoops - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Enda Kenny hits out at 'All Ireland champion whingers' in his constituency of Castlebar
# Ouch
# Ouch

Enda Kenny hits out at 'All Ireland champion whingers' in his constituency of Castlebar

Feb 21st 2016, 12:48 PM 46,486 Views 226 Comments

The Taoiseach made the comments at a rally in Mayo yesterday evening.

# whoops - Saturday 6 February, 2016

This man sold his stake in a €220 million company for a bike
# Whoops
# Whoops

This man sold his stake in a €220 million company for a bike

Feb 6th 2016, 11:15 AM 32,717 Views 23 Comments

He described it as “the biggest mistake I ever made”.

# whoops - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

This might be the most mortifying 999 call ever
# Whoops
From The Daily Edge
# Whoops

This might be the most mortifying 999 call ever

Dec 29th 2015, 8:16 AM 11,303 Views 2 Comments

Oh God.

# whoops - Thursday 12 November, 2015

These top secret docs on nuclear torpedos were 'accidentally' shown on TV
# Russia
# Russia

These top secret docs on nuclear torpedos were 'accidentally' shown on TV

Nov 12th 2015, 11:54 AM 16,793 Views 36 Comments

It remained unclear how the images ended up being broadcast on the tightly-controlled Kremlin channels.

# whoops - Friday 6 November, 2015

This White House hopeful has admitted fabricating a story about his past
# Made It Up
# Made It Up

This White House hopeful has admitted fabricating a story about his past

Nov 6th 2015, 6:10 PM 18,179 Views 42 Comments

Republican frontrunner Ben Carson had made his scholarship to West Point a compelling part of his personal narrative.

# whoops - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Google Translate error sees visitors invited to Spanish 'clitoris festival'
# Whoops
# Whoops

Google Translate error sees visitors invited to Spanish 'clitoris festival'

Nov 3rd 2015, 9:02 PM 19,819 Views 54 Comments

The announcement was posted on the town’s website for a number of months.

# whoops - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Did you forget to put the clock back? You big eejit
# Whoops
# Whoops

Did you forget to put the clock back? You big eejit

Oct 25th 2015, 8:15 AM 14,370 Views 27 Comments

What are we going to do with you?

# whoops - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting
# Whoops
# Whoops

This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting

Aug 25th 2015, 10:56 AM 30,291 Views 30 Comments

Oh, I’ll just walk past this paNOOOOOOOOO.

# whoops - Monday 17 August, 2015

Technical error sees Revenue ask foreign businesses for millions of euro
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# Whoops

Technical error sees Revenue ask foreign businesses for millions of euro

Aug 17th 2015, 4:33 PM 14,590 Views 18 Comments

The issue relates to the new ‘VAT Moss’ system.

# whoops - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Here's how to find your iPhone if it falls from a plane
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# Whoops

Here's how to find your iPhone if it falls from a plane

Aug 1st 2015, 9:45 AM 12,614 Views 16 Comments

More a case of “when” rather than “if”, really.

# whoops - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Dublin Lord Mayor's car clamped... outside city council offices
# Awkward
# Awkward

Dublin Lord Mayor's car clamped... outside city council offices

Jul 7th 2015, 8:00 PM 31,785 Views 67 Comments

Not ideal.

# whoops - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Helicopter police caught chatting about oral sex over megaphone
# Whoops
# Whoops

Helicopter police caught chatting about oral sex over megaphone

Jun 24th 2015, 8:43 PM 40,078 Views 28 Comments

All your worst speaker phone nightmares come true.

# whoops - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Rule #1 of Live TV: Don't hit anyone with an axe
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# Whoops

Rule #1 of Live TV: Don't hit anyone with an axe

Jun 23rd 2015, 3:17 PM 13,158 Views 14 Comments

At least it wasn’t a trident.

# whoops - Friday 19 June, 2015

Heinz had to apologise after a code on its ketchup bottle led a man to a porn site
# Saucy
From The Daily Edge
# Saucy

Heinz had to apologise after a code on its ketchup bottle led a man to a porn site

Jun 19th 2015, 8:08 AM 3,349 Views 2 Comments

Sorry about that.

# whoops - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Waterford Whispers just fooled one of Germany's biggest news magazines
# A Lidl Embarrassing
From The Daily Edge
# A Lidl Embarrassing

Waterford Whispers just fooled one of Germany's biggest news magazines

May 12th 2015, 11:02 PM 33,504 Views 5 Comments

Whoopsie.

Waterford Whispers just fooled one of Germany’s biggest news magazines
# A Lidl Embarrassing
# A Lidl Embarrassing

Waterford Whispers just fooled one of Germany’s biggest news magazines

May 12th 2015, 2:07 PM 121,006 Views 57 Comments

Whoops!

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