Oh Crap / Real Life


  • 2016 Presidential Election Hillary Rodham Clinton Vs Donald Trump all of the TV talking heads, pundits and Democratic party leaders.

  • Super Bowl 48 Denver Broncos Vs Seattle Seahawks first play Denver Quarter Back Peyton Manning as the football goes sailing past his head.
  • US Airways flight 1539, The Miracle on the Hudson.
  • Southern Airlines flight 242 April 4, 1977. Had a double Oh Crap when the DC-9 flew into a thunderstorm and encountered baseball and softball sized hail. The first oh crap came when a pilot deadheading observed the hail making dents in the engine intakes and engine cowling shortly before both engines flamed out due to damage. The second happened when a stewardess opened the cockpit door and saw that the hail had nearly shattered the cockpit windows rendering the pilots flying blind
  • In driver's education class, where police officers and insurance agents are frequently guest. speakers, they will explain that in many investigations of fatal accidents, where the victims (or not-so-innocent drivers) are killed outright, they can often be seen with their hands in front of their faces, as though they were trying to shield themselves against flying glass, the steering wheel, the dashboard, etc. that would be flying into their bodies and crushing them to death. "Oh crap!" expressions are also often locked in their faces.
  • The expression of Nguyen Van Lem (a member of the Viet Cong) during his 1968 execution is "Oh crap!", forever documented on film. The infamous image was captured by photojournalist Eddie Adams.
  • A seal, about to get eaten by a shark. Turns out that the facial expression for "Oh crap, I am about to get eaten by a shark," is exactly the same between seals and humans.
  • This fish.
  • When a bear comes through the garage door...
  • This is not something you want to see out of an airplane window.
    • Note the URL:
  • Crocodiles are Bad News
  • And again.
  • Who needs wheels?
  • Oh. Hi.
  • Golfers get a taste of Bears Are Bad News.
  • Images of people running from animals is great and all, but how about a freaking MISSILE?
  • Nicolae Ceauşescu, Communist dictator of Romania who gunned down his own people to stay in power, had one of these during the revolutions of 1989. With nearly every other Communist government in Eastern Europe swept away, he held a rally to encourage support for the government... only to see the expected cheers of the crowd he was trying to address dissolve into boos and hisses. The look of complete incomprehension on his face is still one of the most memorable images of the Hole in Flag revolutions. Here is a video of the rally, with English subtitles and commentary.
  • After Air Canada Flight 143 ran out of fuel halfway between Ottawa and Edmonton, its captain was recorded saying "oh, f$&%.". Then he turned it into a grand feat of airmanship by landing the airliner, now a 100-ton glider, safely at a decommissioned air force base at Gimli, Manitoba.
  • Bobby Fischer once said that his favorite part of chess was the moment when his opponent gives that expression he makes when he realizes that he has lost.
    • This is especially pronounced if they had previously thought they were winning.
  • The Nazis underwent a pronounced series of these. The first to twig was Fritz Todt in 1941. He was asked to chair an investigation to see if Germany's industry could supply it with the arms to win a war against the British Empire and the U.S.S.R. He found not only that it couldn't even come close to beating Britain alone, but that if the USA entered the war then the Third Reich was completely screwed. No one listened to him. It just went downhill from there.
  • Perhaps the biggest "Oh Crap" moment expereinced by the Nazis was the one where the German Airborne division approaching Malta, expecting to meet no resistance as the Italian Air Force had suppoosedly destroyed Malta's air defences, and composed entirely of unarmed JU-52 paratroop transports and gliders towed by unarmed Dornier glider tugs, and totally unaware that only an hour earlier the British Navy had delivered over 100 Seafires (the Navy version of the famous Spitfire fighter) saw the approaching British fighters and had the biggest brown trousers moment in history.
    • In a more humorous example along the same lines, the US Army's mostly Japanese-American 442nd Infantry had great fun convincing prisoners in their custody that Japan had switched sides and was sending troops to fight in Europe, eliciting this reaction.
  • According to those who were present, the Soviet Foreign Commissar Vyacheslav Molotov and their Ambassador to Germany, Vladimir Dekanozov, had these when told about the the outbreak of Operation Barbarossa.
    • Molotov certainly - at the end of Ambassador von der Schulenberg's speech he whispered: "Do you really think we deserved that?" But, at least according to von Ribbentrop, Dekanozov showed the briefest glimmer of surprise, then made a reply in flawless diplo-speak, which was followed by a defiant This Is Unforgivable! threat.
    • The German ambassador, von der Schulenberg, also had one of these when he found out about the planned invasion. The poor man had devoted his most of his career to improving Russo-German relations, and knew nothing of the invasion plans until he received his orders from Ribbentrop a few hours beforehand. He was so disgusted by the Nazi plan that he joined the resistance, and would have become Foreign Minister had the July 20th plot succeeded.
  • A Who Wants to Be a Millionaire contestant (at 0:27 of the vid), when she jumped on an answer without reading them all fully, and realized her error right after validating her answer.
  • It's said that when Maximilien Robespierre, head of the original Reign of Terror, realized that his own insanely strict policies were being used against him, you could see LAYERS of Oh Crap expressions on his face as he realized what was going to happen.
  • Man gets hit by Port-Oh-John. "Oh, crap" indeed.
  • Kasparov makes a wrong move playing against Anand. His Oh Crap! face and body language are priceless.
  • Shortly after GPS became available/known to the general public, a reporter covering the development closed out a report, reading from the teleprompter in normal TV-reporter-voice, "for instance, if I were to wear a helmet containing a GPS transmitter, my bosses at {network} would be always able to tell my location, within 3 meters, anywhere in the world." A split second later, just before the camera breaks off, you can see him realize what he just said— the look is priceless.
  • BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker gave a sarcastic newsreader the finger, realising a split-second too late that he was live on air.
  • BBC News accidentally put prospective IT hire Guy Goma on the air after mistaking him for technology expert Guy Kewney. The look on his face when he realizes he's live on air has to be seen to be believed. He then proceeds to successfully fake his way through the interview.
  • One firefighter described an occasion where he was in a hot, smoke-filled, burning building, and felt something hot against his inner thigh. Let's put that into perspective: he felt something hot against his inner thigh, through several layers of material designed to allow him to work in a burning building. A close inspection of the object revealed it to be a scalding hot pressurized oxygen tank. He described the ensuing physical response as a "Pucker Moment", where every part of your body capable of puckering tight, does.
  • From Apollo XIII, the immortal line: "Houston, we've had a problem."
  • According to The Sun, several chavs were breaking into vans on a council estate... only one happened to be manned by 4 SAS operatives. Full story here.
  • Get anywhere near a wild rabbit and it has this reaction. Justified, as there's always something looking for a tasty smeerp.
  • There's a famous moment that happened whilst filming Monty Python's Life of Brian. The extras playing the Centurions for the iconic 'Biggus Dickus' scene hadn't been told anything except "stand there and look serious", so their laughter was genuine. Apparently, they were threatened that they would be fired if they so much as corpsed, so you see them trying as hard as possible not to laugh. One of the extras has a clear "oh crap" face at the line "he has a wife you know..."
  • The moment when you, playing Preferans, claim mizer, take the prikup and it is revealed to be two aces.
  • Happens to nine out of ten pedophiles in To Catch a Predator the moment Chris Hansen walks in the door.
  • Everyone West of the Oder river had one when the Ivans lofted Sputnik.
  • Aeroperú flight 603. "We are impacting water!!!".
  • Many students, upon looking a test or exam over and realizing that they don't know the material quite as well as they thought they did.
    • Or when they realise that the due date for that essay they haven't started is tomorrow morning.
    • Both of these pale in comparison to that moment when, during a multiple choice test, you marked the right answer in the wrong line...and you just did the next 26 lines...
    • Or when, after the test, you're considering you did okay, but then listens to the other students' chatting about the test, all commenting on how easy that one question was, how obviously the right choice was 'B', but you marked 'D'...
  • Rick Perry during the November 8, 2011 debate during the run for the Republican nomination, forgets one of the three cabinet level departments he wants to cut.
  • This poor punter from the University of Michigan takes a snapped football off the top of his helmet. note  Watch his reaction here.
  • Four words you never want to hear during The Weather Channel's coverage of a hurricane in the U.S., especially if you know he's in your neighborhood: "Jim Cantore has evacuated." It's pretty much the television example of that one t-shirt that reads "Bomb Technician: If You See Me Running, Try And Keep Up"
  • One of the most famous video clips of George W. Bush - the expression on his face when he was informed about the September 11th attacks while visiting an elementary school classroom full of children.
  • At the end of Bill Grundy's notorious interview with the Sex Pistols, he appeared to mumble 'oh shit' under his breath. 'Oh shit' indeed - the profanity-laden interview turned his name to mud overnight.
    • The Sex Pistols' manager, Malcolm McLaren, himself something of a shit-stirrer, was "death-white" after the interview finished, thinking everything had just gone to pot. Inverted the very next day, however, when he realised it was free publicity for the Pistols, and that the band had been goaded by Grundy into cussing on air.
  • The Normandy Invasion in World War II used DD Tanks, a very early amphibious model which had a skirt that extended up higher than the turret, providing buoyancy. They weren't as effective as hoped, and on Omaha beach almost all of them sank before reaching shore, but the first to actually reach Juno beach looked out and later shared their view:
    I was the first tank coming ashore and the Germans started opening up with machine guns. But when we came to a halt on the beach, it was only then that they realized we were a tank when we pulled down our canvas skirt, the floatation gear. Then they saw that we were Shermans. It was quite amazing. I still remember very vividly some of the machine gunners standing up in their posts looking at us with their mouths wide open. To see tanks coming out of the water shook them rigid.
    • One feels a certain degree of sympathy for the first German sentries at Normandy who looked out from their bunkers one clear June morning to see the combined might of one of the largest fleets in human history laid out on the horizon.
    • owing to shortages, bad planning and other factors, the Luftwaffe, on the 6th June 1944, had the sum total of three fighter aircraft available to attack the landing beaches. The three pilots were sent into battle anyway. Their reactions on seeing the invasion in progress can fairly be said to summarise as Ach, Scheiße!note  Incredibly, all three strafed the beaches and supporting shipping - and survived.
    • At Midway, the scout Catalina's co-pilot the day before the battle proper happened.
      It's the whole damn Jap Navy!
      • It's one thing to know what you are looking for, and it's another thing to realize you have found it. Also consider that the Catalinas were very slow, lightly armed, and could do little to defend themselves against the Japanese gunners and fighter screen other than trying to hide in the clouds. Finding a large force of the enemy could be very dangerous for a scout plane, even if it is their whole mission.
      • Also, unlike many examples under All of Them, it wasn't much of an exaggeration. The four heavy carriers were all that Japan had, and represented the majority of her naval offensive power.
      • The four carriers of the Mobile Force were followed by the entire Japanese Combined Fleet, which included practically every Japanese warship that were not coastal patrol boats or submarines, so yes, the entire Japanese Navy was involved in the Midway operation.
    • And later, as the crews of the Japanese carriers were watching the anti-aircraft and fighter cover massacre the low flying torpedo bombers, somebody finally looked up to see the American dive bombers rolling into their dives.
      • According to one account, nobody looked up until they heard the banshee wail of the Dauntless bombers going into their dives.
      • The Dauntless itself was a bit of an Oh Crap! for any Japanese pilots who thought it was an easy target. With surprising nimbleness for a bomber, and armed with two 50 caliber forward facing machine guns note  it could easily tear an unwary pilot and his plane to shreds, and many American Dauntless pilots were not afraid to take agressive stances towards attacking fighters once their payloads were away. So when Japanese pilots saw Dauntlesses that, rather than try to run, would turn and head straight at them, they knew that they were going to have a very bad day...
      • Swede Vejtasa leaps to mind. At the Battle of the Coral Sea he engaged seven Zeroes in a Dauntless, shot down two, survived a kamikaze attack by a third, and returned to his ship after escaping the other four. In a dive-bomber. Shortly after this engagement, his superiors decided he might make a good fighter pilot. And he did.
    • In the famous Marianas Turkey Shoot, there were so many aircraft in the air that one could not tell which planes were Japanese and which were American. During the battle, the Japanese commander happily reported via radio to say that the American aircraft were being decimated and falling into the sea. A moment later, however, he had this reaction when he realized most of the falling planes were actually Japanese.
    • The Battle off Samar was an ENORMOUS one for the American Task Force "Taffy 3" on October 1944. To clarify, most of the American Fleet had been duped into chasing down a Japanese decoy force, leaving Taffy 3, consisting of six escort carriers, with only 3 destroyers and 4 destroyer escorts. Unfortunately for them, a Japanese task force blundered into them, which was made up of four battleships, eight cruisers, and eleven destroyers. The decks must have been very brown that day for the Americans. Nevertheless, the American destroyers and destroyer escorts heroically put themselves between the Japanese fleet and the carriers, and despite losing one destroyer escort and all but one destroyer, four of the six American escort carriers managed to escape, while the Japanese were apparently so impressed by the heroic actions of Taffy 3 that survivors reported the Japanese ship captains saluting the sinking American ships.
  • If your hard drive starts beeping, it has a bad problem such as stuck spindle or bad heads. This will probably be your reaction.
    • Or the infamous "click of death".
    • The lack of a single, short beep upon powering a computer. It means something (hopefully fixable) is wrong.
    • When powering on a PC that was working just fine previously and all you encounter is this screen. You better hope it's just a boot problem and your entire hard drive hasn't been wiped clean.
      • Hell, anything on that blank black screen. "Operating System Not Found"? Well, bowel control not found either!
    • The infamous "Blue Screen of Death." Sometimes it's a fixable problem, but if not, then say goodbye to your computer cause its days are numbered.
  • In a shining example of internet jackassery, some 4chan users managed to apparently trick a kid into deleting a key system in his father's computer. Rather than talk him through repairing the error, they intentionally give him false information that ends up bricking the computer's hard drive. You can almost see the kid's reaction in the end when they admit to their nefarious deed.
  • Likely the reaction of the first German soldiers to see a tank approaching their trench line at the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917, which was leading over 476 tanks. Let's put it into perspective shall we? Up until then, the Allies would send a handful of tanks to support the infantry advance, which could be taken down with a concentrated artillery barrage... now the spotters were facing HUNDREDS of tanks... and probably not enough ammunition to kill them all before they hit the trench line. The Germans still had exactly zero tanks of their own, which meant they'd be relying heavily on that artillery, which, again, may not be able to stop all of the tanks. To add insult to injury, the leading edge of the advance were carrying a bundle of logs to drop into the tank ditches (meant to stop tanks from crossing). Once those tanks were over those lines, it went downhill from there.
    • This of course turns into a second oh crap moment for the allies when the surviving tanks start BREAKING DOWN. Although, the battle was still significant as it was the first time that tanks would be the brunt of a major assault, rather then just a supporting arm of it.
  • The reaction of the Germans during the Battle of Mons when they reported to their superiors that EVERY BRITISH SOLDIER WAS ARMED WITH A MACHINE GUN. In fact, it was simply British Soldiers doing the Mad Minute-firing 15+ shots in 60 Seconds with their Lee Enfields.
  • Anytime you're saying things you don't want someone else to hear, and then quickly discover they heard the whole thing.
  • This dog.
  • A burglar broke into the home of rapper and actor LL Cool J. One can imagine said burglar getting this look once all 6'2" of LL proceeded to kick his ass, leaving him with a broken nose, jaw and ribs by the time the cops showed up. "Mama Said Knock You Out" indeed.
  • Anytime you get in trouble for something you know you did.
  • Imagine the expression on the face of the Russian sniper who shot Simo Häyhä in the face... and then saw him get back up.
  • Misha Collins' reaction to finding out that his old McDonalds commercial is lurking out there on Tumblr (because "everything's on Tumblr") has to be seen to be believed.
  • Liam Neeson gets a fun one when meeting his first confirmed fan in The Graham Norton Show. At first he thought she was someone else...
  • This squirrel.
  • The likely reaction of Gerald Farrier, chief firefighter of the USS Forrestal, when a WWII-era 1,000-pound bomb split open during the infamous 1967 fire aboard that ship. Seconds later, the explosion killed Farrier and almost all of the trained firefighters the ship had.
  • In 1835, Richard Lawrence fired two pistols at President Andrew Jackson. Or, he intended to fire two pistols at him — both misfired. One can only conclude that this trope was Lawrence's reaction when a pissed Old Hickory bore down on him with his cane.
  • Republican Party bosses got Theodore Roosevelt Kicked Upstairs to become William McKinley's Vice President, hoping to shut up the fiery, Progressive, Governor of New York. Then McKinley got shot.
    RNC Chairman Mark Hanna: I don't believe it! The goddamn cowboy's president!
  • These photographers, who apparently disturbed a black bear. Bears Are Bad News, and abandoning likely multiple thousand dollar gear is probably the best of all potential outcomes here.
  • In May 19, 2013, KSN, a television station in Wichita, Kansas, was covering a tornado near their area. As the storm gets closer, you can hear the wind banging louder and louder in the studio before you see the meteorologist starting to pull away from his green screen and another fellow meteorologist telling him a very frightening phrase: "Y'know, JD, in twenty years I've never said this, but I think it's our time to go." See it here
  • Quadruple cop killer Maurice Clemmons, moments before he was shot dead by a Seattle police officer.
  • Ask a racing driver what his reaction was when he realized that his car left the ground. It's likely some variation of this.
    • Or any driver when they realize they've lost all traction, and they can't do much more than make suggestions.
  • This video of LG TV commercial holds some pretty good ones. There's subtitles, but they're probably not needed.
  • Two robbers in Australia had this reactions while trying to go after a group of elderly citizens, who happened to know where to find... the group of bikers in the next room.
  • "Would any doctor or nurse on board please identify themselves to a member of the flight crew?" You've had a couple of drinks already, certainly more than you'd usually dare to let yourself have even HOURS before turning up to work... and suddenly for all you know, you're the only doctor 38,000 feet above the ground, with who knows what emergency waiting for you. Do you do your duty before Hippocrates and thumb the call button? Or do you lay low, rationalising that your judgement is impaired and praying that there's someone more sober (and more senior) than you who gets to it first?
    • This goes double for such subspecialists as normally aren't expected to deal with acutely ill patients at all, and whose last hands-on clinical experience might have been decades ago.
  • Likely reaction of the Austro-Hungarian Navy captains and admirals in four encounters with Italian navy incursors, due to what happened:
    • the first time saw a pair of MAS (basically large speedboats with torpedoes strapped on them) penetrate Trieste's harbour and sink a coastal defence ship whose sorties had been crucial into attacking Italian troops near the coast;
    • the second saw the same pair of MAS, plus a third one, penetrate Buccari Bay, the most easily defended harbour in the world due the extremely narrow entrance, fire torpedoes, and run after leaving a mocking message. This wasn't because of any loss (the ships were protected by torpedo nets just in case), but because the captains thought the surveillance was good enough to see them coming and sink them;
    • the third time the same pair of MAS stumbled on the Austro-Hungarian flagship SMS Szent István and sank it. The scare was so great that the whole Austro-Hungarian navy, that was sortying to try and break the Otranto Barrage, ran back into harbour;
    • finally, in the last days of war, two incursors with the first manned torpedo ever penetrated Pola's harbour and sank another battleship, just to prove they could. Then they apologized, as Pola and the battleship had been ceded to the newly-formed State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs by the government of the now collapsing Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Italians didn't find out until too late.
  • At the end of World War I, the fate of the war was already decided, and the German general staff was planning to fight through the winter to get better peace conditions while Austria-Hungary negotiated peace. Then the Italians, surprising even their own allies, launched their final offensive, nearly annihilating the Austro-Hungarian Army and triggering a sequence of these:
    • The first was from the Austro-Hungarian government when they saw their army collapsing, causing them to surrender unconditionally before noting that the Austro-Hungarian Army was reforming as a combat-effective force.
    • Then the Austro-Hungarian government had another when they noticed the Italian victory had jump-started the collapse of the Empire.
    • A third came from the officers of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs, one of the countries forming from the collapsing Austro-Hungarian Empire, when Italian incursors sank a battleship in harbour the very day the State was proclaimed and the Austro-Hungarians ceded them part of their fleet, as it looked like the Italians wanted to conquer them too and they didn't have an army yet. Turned out the incursors had left for the attack before the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs was proclaimed, and couldn't be warned to return home.
    • And finally, the German general staff had another when they found out the armistice conditions imposed to Austria and Hungary was free passage through their territory, meaning the Italians were free to invade from the undefended southern border and they had nothing to send there. Cue the general staff and the kaiser's decision to abdicate and run while a republican government arose and made peace.
  • The look someone gets on their face the split second before they fall off their chair is widely considered to be the funniest thing ever.
  • On January 2, 1967, a scramble order was issued to North Vietnamese Mig-21 pilots to go up an intercept a formation of American F-105 Thunderchiefs penetrating the airspace en-route to their targets. When the first of these Migs breached the cloud layer, there wasn't a single F-105 to be found.... but there WAS a four-ship of very eager F-4 Phantoms led by Col. Robin Olds just waiting to dine on them like a shark to blood.
    Mig 21 Pilot: "Those aren't thuds, THEY'RE PHANTOMS!"
  • This quote from Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto of the Imperial Japanese Army, after realizing that the Pearl Harbor attack did not accomplish the intended goals, and lead the United States into World War II.
    "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."
    • Of course, not all of the Oh Crap! was done by the Japanese. Imagine turning on the radio one December morning in the United States and hearing this...
    • Not to mention being in the US Navy and receiving this message, or for that matter, hearing the sounds of explosions and air raid sirens:
  • French general Auguste-Alexandre Ducrot came up with a literal example during the Battle of Sedan, the decisive battle of the Franco-Prussian war:
    General Ducrot: Nous sommes dans un pot de chambre, et nous y serons emmerdés. ("We are in a chamber pot, and we're going to be shit on.")
  • This is what happens when you fire an anti-tank missile that falls short of its target.
  • A 14-year-old Dutch girl on Twitter once pretended to be a terrorist part of Al-Qaeda and sent a message to American Airlines claiming she was going to to something "really big" on the first of June. American Airlines promptly tracked down her IP address and threatened to forward it to the FBI. The girl then sent them multiple panicky replies including a "Just Joking" Justification and claiming it was her friend that sent the message. She was later arrested by Rotterdam police, which is surely preferable to having the FBI come after you.
  • Two dueling pundits who happen to be brothers are on C-SPAN. The host takes a call from their home state. "Hey! Somebody from down south!" "And you're right I'm from down south..." "Oh God, it's Mom."
  • Several of the lead scientists who developed the first atomic bomb had this reaction when they realized just exactly what they had done, turning a new source of energy into a weapon of mass destruction that could wipe out an entire city...or country. J. Robert Oppenheimer's haunted expression as he recalls the moment of the first nuclear detonation in history shows how much of an "Oh Crap" they had.
  • Pretty much the entire reaction of the crowd who witnessed the Shoreham Airshow crash.
  • These bears [1].
  • Major-league baseball is full of minor oh-crap moments, but Dexter Fowler experiences one for the ages. (He's the base runner. For maximum effect, stop the video at 43 seconds, step it forward, and watch his reaction.)
  • To a cursory glance at the map, the A47 road, a significant highway crossing the flattest part of England and connecting Norwich to Yarmouth, is straight as an arrow. If you wanted an example of a possible Ley Line on the map of England, you might begin here. But the problem is - it isn't. Generations of boy racers, in big powerful cars and motorbikes, have come to grief at a place called Acle. Here, people wanting to see what a motorbike can do at over a hundred on a long straight road have had the sudden, horrible and all-too-brief moment of realisation that at Acle, it's not as straight as they think. There is a very slight but significant curve. note People travelling too fast have run out of road, and buried themsevles in the fields beyond.
  • In 1981, the walkways at the Hyatt Regency Kansas City collapsed, killing 114. This 911 call shows the moment when the 911 operator realizes what just happened.
    Caller: The balcony collapsed and there may be 50 to 100 people.
    911 Operator: Oh Jesus.
  • The reaction of everyone with an understanding of physics when they learned of Einstein's theory of relativity when they realized it's implications would lead to nuclear weapons.
  • One of the largest in the history of meteorology happened on May 31, 2013. The largest tornado ever recorded developed rapidly, moved quickly, and took an unusual path. The was the first time that storm chasers were killed during a chase. A particular Oh Crap for the Weather Channel occurred when they lost contact with Mike Bettes and his crew, who had been chasing the storm; their vehicle was picked up and thrown about 200 yards, rolling over multiple times, resulting in major injuries for the driver and more minor injuries for the passengers. All in all, a bad day for everyone involved.
  • In June 2016, voters in Britain voted to leave the European Union by a close vote. Among everyone else who were shocked by this vote were the people who voted to leave, who regretted making the vote afterwards.
  • During the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Captain Kim Campbell, a young A-10 pilot, was flying over Baghdad as part of a two-plane flight providing air support to US troops pinned down by enemy fire along the Tigris river. As she was finishing her second gun run on the Iraqi Republican Guard position, one of the Iraqi Anti-Air gunners managed to land a hit on her plane, causing two things to happen at once: She lost all of her hydraulics, and the plane rolled into a dive over the area she had just been attacking, a situation which most ground-attack pilots consider undesirable. She would later recall that her initial report of the damage was not typical of US military communications protocol:
    Campbell: SHIT, Two's hit!
  • At the battle of Svolder, king Olaf I of Norway traveled with his fleet through a strait (where the strait was located is still in dispute by historians) and was attacked by a joint force of Danes and Swedes, lead by the king Sweyn Forkbeard and Olof Skötkonung. Olaf supposedly dismissed the Danes as "forest goats" and the Swedes as "heathen horse-eaters". Then the fleet of jarl Erik Håkonsson appeared. When the king asked about the ships and was informed that they where Norweigan like his, he finally got scared, along with the rest of his fleet. The alliance had trapped king Olaf in the strait, and the ships that did not get caught turned and sailed away. Then king Olaf's ally jarl Sigvald and his men deserted, leaving Olaf against a force that where 5 to 10 times as large as his.
    • King Olav then got another one in the actual battle when his closest warrior Einar Þambarskelfir stood and shot arrows at the enemies. When he tried to fire at one the enemy commanders, his bow broke in half. Olaf heard the noise and asked what broke. Einar's reply?
    Norway from your hands, king
  • When a team in NHL,NBA,MLB who blows a commanding 3-1/3-0 lead in the Playoffs see the words Game 7 a face of dread will spread all through out the choking team's ballpark.