We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

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Sometimes plans just aren't meant to be realized, no matter how good they look on paper or in your head. The online community r/Therewasanattempt ("Tried, but failed") shares just such examples of failures, often very funny.

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

In 1913, Sarah Rector, a 10-year-old black girl, received a 160-acre parcel of land in Oklahoma. The best agricultural land was reserved for whites, so she got a barren plot. However, oil was soon discovered there, and Sarah became the first black millionaire in the United States.

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

During World War II, the Germans built a fake wooden airfield with wooden planes, vehicles and hangars to deceive the enemy. The Royal Air Force, knowing about the secret project for several months, patiently waited until the construction was completed, and then dropped a single bomb there. It didn't explode because it was made of wood.

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

On April 19, 1995, a man in the United States robbed a bank, smearing his face with lemon juice. He knew that lemon juice could be used as invisible ink, and thought it would make his face invisible to the surveillance camera.

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

The kitten gnawed the phone charging cable and brought his owner a snake as a replacement.

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

"Before closing, check if there is a cat's paw sticking out somewhere"

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

The American company A&W once introduced a "third-pound burger" to the menu, which was sold at the same price as a quarter-pound McDonald's burger. Buyers expressed sharp dissatisfaction — they decided that they were being deceived, because three is less than four. Sellers, realizing that they can't explain elementary school math to adults without giving the impression of condescending jerks, just quietly removed this burger from the menu.

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

Conceptual design of car seat belts from the 1960s.

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

He sees an eye, but he doesn't have a tooth.

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

"Don't kill your wife with work! Let the electricity do it"

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

"To the one who puts toy eyes all over the office. Please stop."

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

"If you want to live forever, plant a tree"

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

We tried, but it didn't work out: 35 examples when everything ended in failure

In 1998, Honduras built a bridge over the Choluteca River, but Hurricane Mitch changed the riverbed, shifting it to the side.

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