Creepy times when people humiliated themselves without realizing it

Not their proudest moments! Creepy times when people humiliated themselves without realizing it

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We all know the uneasy feeling that keeps us up at night when our brains wander to times when we've thoroughly embarrassed ourselves.  As we fixate on the most cringe-inducing moments of our lives, we may cringe — but take comfort in the knowledge that the most cringe-inducing behaviors often come from people who don't even realize their own awkwardness.  Ranker has collected some of the biggest blunders online, from people trying to outsmart others by presenting themselves as intellectually superior, to those who are unlucky in love and go to great lengths to get a date.  The examples from the UK, US and Canada will no doubt help you sleep at night as they show some seriously embarrassing cases.  Here, FEMAIL has collected some of the most exciting exchanges...

We all know the uneasy feeling that keeps us up at night when our brains wander to times when we’ve thoroughly embarrassed ourselves. As we fixate on the most cringe-inducing moments of our lives, we may cringe — but take comfort in the knowledge that the most cringe-inducing behaviors often come from people who don’t even realize their own awkwardness. Ranker has collected some of the biggest blunders online, from people trying to outsmart others by presenting themselves as intellectually superior, to those who are unlucky in love and go to great lengths to get a date. The examples from the UK, US and Canada will no doubt help you sleep at night as they show some seriously embarrassing cases. Here, FEMAIL has collected some of the most exciting exchanges…

Sometimes the most cringeworthy behavior comes from those who don't even realize how clumsy they are.  Ranker has collected a series of embarrassing exchanges from around the world, including this smooth-talking operator in the US who saw no problem using a co-worker's work number to make a move.

Sometimes the most cringeworthy behavior comes from those who don't even realize how clumsy they are.  Ranker has collected a series of embarrassing exchanges from around the world, including this smooth-talking operator in the US who saw no problem using a co-worker's work number to make a move.

Sometimes the most cringeworthy behavior comes from those who don’t even realize how clumsy they are. Ranker has collected a series of embarrassing exchanges from around the world, including this smooth-talking operator in the US who saw no problem using a co-worker’s work number to make a move.

Elsewhere in the US, a mother who had just given birth posted on a Yahoo!  forum to ask if she should worry about not being the mother of her own child... after she gives birth to the child.

Elsewhere in the US, a mother who had just given birth posted on a Yahoo!  forum to ask if she should worry about not being the mother of her own child... after she gives birth to the child.

Elsewhere in the US, a mother who had just given birth posted on a Yahoo! forum to ask if she should worry about not being the mother of her own child… after she gives birth to the child.

Lessons in history!  According to this smart thinker, the Super Bowl predates the United States government, clumsily forgetting that presidential terms are four years, compared to the American football tournament held annually.

Lessons in history!  According to this smart thinker, the Super Bowl predates the United States government, clumsily forgetting that presidential terms are four years, compared to the American football tournament held annually.

Lessons in history! According to this smart thinker, the Super Bowl predates the United States government, clumsily forgetting that presidential terms are four years, compared to the American football tournament held annually.

Did this really happen?  And if so, what reaction were they hoping for by posting this on Facebook... their peers might have something to say.

Did this really happen?  And if so, what reaction were they hoping for by posting this on Facebook... their peers might have something to say.

Did this really happen? And if so, what reaction were they hoping for by posting this on Facebook… their peers might have something to say.

Please stop!  This armchair expert thinks they are more intelligent than scientists who spend their working lives doing research – and instead of keeping their inflated self-esteem quiet, they thought it appropriate to proclaim it online.

Please stop!  This armchair expert thinks they are more intelligent than scientists who spend their working lives doing research – and instead of keeping their inflated self-esteem quiet, they thought it appropriate to proclaim it online.

Please stop! This armchair expert thinks they are more intelligent than scientists who spend their working lives doing research – and instead of keeping their inflated self-esteem quiet, they thought it appropriate to proclaim it online.

Traffic can wait!  This person, who is just desperate for the perfect Instagram photo, decided that a pedestrian crossing was the appropriate place to take a picture of himself lifting weights.

Traffic can wait!  This person, who is just desperate for the perfect Instagram photo, decided that a pedestrian crossing was the appropriate place to take a picture of himself lifting weights.

Traffic can wait! This person, who is just desperate for the perfect Instagram photo, decided that a pedestrian crossing was the appropriate place to take a picture of himself lifting weights.

Do you remember your first beer?  Obviously not this man.  In the US, this teenager will regret messages about his high sugar content for years to come.

Do you remember your first beer?  Obviously not this man.  In the US, this teenager will regret messages about his high sugar content for years to come.

Do you remember your first beer? Obviously not this man. In the US, this teenager will regret messages about his high sugar content for years to come.

She may be a millionaire, but British bra tycoon Michelle Mone isn't immune to embarrassing moments, as she proved in 2016 with this Twitter post in which she admitted she mistook a Vietnamese businessman for a six-year-old child.

She may be a millionaire, but British bra tycoon Michelle Mone isn't immune to embarrassing moments, as she proved in 2016 with this Twitter post in which she admitted she mistook a Vietnamese businessman for a six-year-old child.

She may be a millionaire, but British bra tycoon Michelle Mone isn’t immune to embarrassing moments, as she proved in 2016 with this Twitter post in which she admitted she mistook a Vietnamese businessman for a six-year-old child.

It's just imagery!  Someone took a funny Facebook status a little too literally and started a bizarre tirade in the comments section - only to be closed off by another commenter.

It's just imagery!  Someone took a funny Facebook status a little too literally and started a bizarre tirade in the comments section - only to be closed off by another commenter.

It’s just imagery! Someone took a funny Facebook status a little too literally and started a bizarre tirade in the comments section – only to be closed off by another commenter.

Someone can't stand rejection!  In Canada, this person responded to a declined invitation to hang out with a bizarre message in an attempt to persuade.

Someone can't stand rejection!  In Canada, this person responded to a declined invitation to hang out with a bizarre message in an attempt to persuade.

Someone can’t stand rejection! In Canada, this person responded to a declined invitation to hang out with a bizarre message in an attempt to persuade.

101 Stalking!  This individual overlooked that a woman had given them a fake name (suggesting she wasn't too keen on keeping in touch) and went to great lengths to track her down.

101 Stalking!  This individual overlooked that a woman had given them a fake name (suggesting she wasn't too keen on keeping in touch) and went to great lengths to track her down.

101 Stalking! This individual overlooked that a woman had given them a false name (suggesting she wasn’t too keen on keeping in touch) and went to great lengths to track her down.

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