This article was originally published on Kueez
As Hannah Montana once said, "Everybody makes mistakes; everybody has those days, nobody's perfect." Mistakes are lessons that everyone has to learn, but some of them can be very costly. There is a group that shares the most expensive objects people have broken from $5 million medical machines to entire fleets of fighter jets. So if your parents are still trying to make you feel bad about that thing you broke when you were a baby, make sure to share this with them.
1. How Do You Tell Your Boss You Broke A $290 Million Satellite?
No matter how big of a mistake you make, just remember you never have to tell your boss that you broke a Noaa-N Prime Satellite before it could leave the shop floor. How do you even explain that to your boss?
The two men in the back must be thinking, "How can we fix his before someone notices?" They should try to get it back on the stand and let someone else take the blame when it falls again.
2. Were They Trying To Simulate Cloudy Flying Conditions Or Did They Release Fire Suppression Foam?
In this army airplane hangar, fire suppression foam canisters exploded, and the room quickly filled up with the foam. It is a corrosive substance, so there is a high risk for potential damage to the planes.
Also, the foam sucks the oxygen out of the area, so it is harmful to anyone who was in the area when the canisters exploded. Although it looks like fluffy clouds to jump on, it is a costly mistake.
3. When You Park On Top Of The Hidden Garage
You would think there would be a safety measure installed so that the garage wouldn't rise if an object were on top. These things are so expensive, so why not charge a little more for an important safety measure?
Not only was the jeep on top crushed, but the car in the garage was flooded, so the lift malfunctioned causing it to keep rising with the vehicle on top. We can only imagine the amount of money this cost to fix.
4. Sinking Boats N' Hoes
When you want your insurance adjuster to pay more attention to your claim, you put girls in bikinis on the sinking boat. Why would anyone think that it is a good time to get an Instagram photo while the ship is sinking?
This is what people look like when they are pretending they have their life together, and nothing is wrong, but you can clearly see everything falling apart around them.
5. This Is What Happens When Your Car Is Shaped Like A Door Stop
If you have ever wondered why you shouldn't tailgate someone, this picture should be a good explanation. The expensive sports car was driving too close to the school bus, and when the bus stopped short, the small car went right under the back of the bus.
This guy got what he deserved for driving so close to a school bus. Yes, it is annoying to be stuck behind as it stops every few minutes, but you can clearly see how dangerous it is.
6. Now They Have A Split-Level
We doubt duct tape or super-glue will fix this problem. This crane split the roof in half in Florida, and someone is definitely losing their job over it.
Maybe the homeowners were getting a divorce, so they decided to split their possessions, and one partner took it too literally.
7. This Is Why You Can't Park On The Beach
Even though your car has four-wheel drive, and it claims to be "all-terrain," it will not save you in every single situation. Sand is not very sturdy when you stand on it, so what would make these people think that sand could hold a car's weight?
Some beaches allow parking on the dry sand, but these people took it a step further and drove as close to the water as they could where the sand is always moving.
8. Sorry To Inform You, But Your Internet Access Will Not Be Restored Until 2021
These construction workers were drilling and got everything tangled with some underground wires. The neighborhood residents were probably so pissed when their internet suddenly stopped working.
The customer service representative definitely asked, "Did you try turning it off and on again?" The man knows they are in big trouble, so he is attempting to untangle it in hopes of saving his job.
9. Don't Forget To Tip Your Server
This server tipped over, and all we can say is rest in pieces, you had one heck of a RAM. Can you imagine how expensive these are to fix? People probably had so many computer issues because of this.
We always wondered what it meant when people said, "the server crashed." Now we know what they mean. This is a bad situation, it really megabytes.
10. Houston, We Have A Problem
A technician "accidentally" fired a Vulcan Cannon and wrecked this F-16 that was sitting on the runway. Luckily no one was inside or injured, but that is an expensive mistake to make.
If you are wondering what happened to the technician, he is now a hygiene technician, aka janitor, because he lost his job. The plane cannon wasn't the only thing being fired that day.
"Good news; we upgraded your cabin to our Open Air Elite Suit." Luckily no one was injured in this situation, but someone was definitely yelled at for docking the ships so close together on a windy day.
The internet has taught us that this can easily be fixed by putting it in rice or using ramen to fill the cracks. The ship on the left sliced into it like it was butter; these ships can do so much damage.
12. "Oh, The Landslide Will Bring It Down"
There was a landslide on a highway in Taiwan in 2010, and this was the aftermath. It looks like its time to film a Jeep commercial. "Late to work? Not if you have a Jeep."
We don't know if it would be better to try and clear it, or if they should just cut their losses and create a new tunnel. Hopefully, there weren't many cars driving there when this occurred.
13. That Customer Is Definitely Leaving A Bad Yelp Review
It almost seems like this was done on purpose. The bed of the truck is filled with tires, which weighs it down in the back. Second, the lift was only put on the front end of the truck. They had to have known what the results would be in this situation.
There must be a more straightforward and effective way to remove the bed of a truck. Instead of damaging it and possibly breaking something else in the shop, they could have found a better solution.
14. Burning Money Would Be Less Expensive
The person in the corner filing the report must be writing, "Red car one was hit by red car two as it drove into the middle lane and hit red car three into the safety rail." Those three Ferarri's are totaled, and over $300,000 just went down the drain.
You can only hope that they weren't racing illegally and that no one was seriously injured, but people do dumb things sometimes, so you never know.
15. This Car Used Was Worth $1.5 Million, Keyword: Was
This classic Aston Martin used to be worth $1.5 Million, but after this damage, it is not worth nearly as much. Q is going to be pissed at Bond for wrecking a very expensive car.
This is a very sad sight because it is like watching money get up and walk out of your bank account. The repairs probably cost an arm and a leg, but it would be worth it to restore this iconic car.
16. When You Break A $16,000 Bottle Of Wine On Your First Day Of Work
This person was having a terrible day because they shattered a 1945 Chateau Mouton Rothschild bottle of wine that costs $16,000. We would not want to be the person who has to tell their boss about the very expensive wine.
Since its open and they are probably getting fired anyway, they might as well enjoy the remaining win that's left in the bottle. There is no reason for something that expensive to go to complete waste.
17. A Rock'n Boat
This crash is the accurate depiction of how someone looks going out Saturday night versus what they look like waking up Sunday morning. This boat must have been going exceptionally fast for the lifeboat to change color after the crash.
These boats were built in the '80s, so they were bound to crash at some point. Also, if 2020 was a boat, this is what it would look like in January versus March.
18. This Moment Will Be Cemented In Their Memories Forever
If the insurance company asks them what happened, they'll have concrete evidence. Why are those men just watching it dry instead of hosing it off to save the car, possibly? They must know there is no way to save the car, so they might as well watch the events unfold.
If they say, "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there," their insurance agent will magically appear and save the day. Then they can laugh about this ridiculous situation.
19. What Cartoon Character Did It Land On?
While a piano was being lifted out of a recording studio in Canada, the movers dropped it. The rare and very expensive grand piano was ruined forever, and all the movers had to say was that it was "Kaputt."
This sounds like a scene out of a cartoon when the piano falls on the character walking underneath. The piano then crushes the character, and once it gets out, it walks away like a crushed accordion.
20. Are Those Neon Whales Or The Aftermath Of A Train Derailment?
In 2014, a train was carrying the cabins of Boeing planes when it derailed and sent the plane parts into the river below. Imagine you are white water rafting with your family, and suddenly planes start sliding into the river, that would be terrifying.
Boeing must be pre-crashing their planes out of convenience for the customer. It's probably cheaper to test them in transit rather than when people are on them. Also, these look like giant caterpillars emerging from the water at first glance.
21. That's $5 Million Down The Drain
Someone at the hospital made a very costly mistake. The MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine is one giant and powerful magnet, which is why you cannot wear any metal when you enter the room with the machine.
The hospital employee must have forgotten about the magnetic factor and brought a metal table into the room with the MRI. The cart got stuck to the machine, and $5 million was lost because of a very simple mistake. There are definitely signs outside the door that say, "no metal allowed," so the person has no excuse for this problem.
22. What The Hail?
While this one is not a user mistake, we can still blame mother nature for ruining these solar panels. The renewable energy needs renewing now. Hopefully, they had insurance to cover hail storm damage for the panels.
It looks like nature is starting to fight back. Mother nature said, "you think you can use my sunlight and turn it into energy for free? Oh hail no!" She was furious, even though renewable energy is better for the environment.
23. Don't Leave A Large Dog In The Garage With Your Porsche
In some cases, Karma takes control, and you get what you deserve. This person kept their dog in the garage with the Porsche. The dog did not like being cooped up, so it started biting and scratching the side of the car.
You shouldn't leave a dog locked in a garage because it can get too hot, and there is not enough room for it to walk around. The Porsche became the world's most expensive chew toy.
24. 30 Gaming Systems and 2,000 Games Destroyed In A Fire
After building the perfect man cave with 30 gaming systems and over 2,000 games, the room was destroyed in a house fire. How does a man mourn the loss of not only his favorite room in the house but also an entire collection of video games?
For anyone who has a nice gaming room in their house with high-value items, make sure you get it insured so that you can try to get everything brand new. Even though there were probably items that cannot be replaced, at least he could have gotten money for it to buy something else.
25. Every Alcoholics Nightmare
We don't even want to know how much money was lost when this entire shelf of wine came crashing to the ground, leaving what looks like a crime scene behind. The guy couldn't decide if he should risk being crushed by the bottles or let it continue to fall.
The dog also looks very concerned about the loss of wine. This is a prime example of why you do not go with the cheaper contractor because the rack wasn't anchored well enough, and it fell off the wall.
26. The Slide Is Supposed To Be Opened Outside, Right?
The slide that is supposed to be deployed once the door opens was accidentally inflated inside the plane. Each time one of these is used, it costs $25,000. Thankfully no one was on the plane, or the airline would have lost more money to refund all their tickets.
Something sharp would be useful to pop this, but TSA took all the tweezers and nail scissors away. Of all the ways you think you could die on a plane, suffocating under an adult bounce house is probably not one of them.
27. "Who Is Going To Tell The Boss?"
What is yellow and can't swim? An excavator. Why can't it swim, you ask? It only has one arm. It seems that whenever there is a disaster scene, there are always a few men standing around staring in disbelief.
If only they had a machine that could dig this out...oh wait. If they send a second excavator in to rescue it, it will probably get stuck as well.
28. Money Cannot Be Sanitized In The Microwave
Someone thought it would be a good idea to put their money in the microwave so they could disinfect it. Instead of clean money, they melted $5,000 Canadian. There is a reason they call it money laundering and not money microwaving.
Canadian notes are plastic, so whoever did this did not understand that plastic melts when it is heated. Why wouldn't they think to clean it with soap and water first? Corona makes you do dumb things.
29. He Sank 2 Cars While Trying To Save His $300,000 Boat From Sinking
In an attempt to save his $300,000 boat, this man not only sunk his pickup truck, but he also sank his Jeep. He has more money than he has brains. If you couldn't get it out with one car, why risk the second one.
His insurance agent is never going to believe him when he has to file the report for his cars and boat. He definitely isn't getting any money for his claims.
30. Stray Bullet Shattered Brand New Solar Panels...Only In America
This person could look on the bright side and be thankful that he wasn't hit by the bullet instead. Someone took the saying, "suns out; guns out" a little too literally.
This is why people shouldn't shoot their guns into the air. The bullet has to come down eventually, and it is going to damage something on its way down.
31. How Will They Get Back To The Future?!
With extensive damage to the DeLorean, Doc and Marty are going to be stuck in the past, and the space-time continuum is disrupted forever. Doc should have realized that the engine could overheat with 1.21 gigawatts of electricity pumping through it.
The flux capacitor got too hot because Marty and Doc were traveling to and from the future so often, so it exploded. It is going to take months for this to be fixed.
32. "Well, Now What?"
Someone forgot to lower the dump on the truck, and by someone, we mean the man staring in awe at the damage. Now the lifted bed is the only thing holding this building in place, way to go Paul.
It must feel horrible to have to call your boss and say, "Hi, I have a problem. I broke the building." His boss would probably start laughing because he thought it was a joke until he saw the damage.
33. "Sorry Folks, We Are Going To Have To Deplane, There Was A Minor Accident."
As you are settling into your seat and getting ready for your first plane ride in over a year, you hear the captain start to make an announcement. "Unfortunately, there is an issue with the luggage, and we are experiencing some delays today."
How does a luggage truck cause this much damage to a plane engine of that size? That would cost millions of dollars to repair, and the only excuse the driver can give is, "there was a blind spot."
34. Forty-Five Thousand Barrels Of Burned Whisky Later
This distillery caught fire, and alcohol burns quickly, so they left the barrels of whiskey to burn up to avoid runoff into a nearby water source—props to the company for putting the environment before profits.
When they said it was fire whiskey, we didn't realize they were serious. Some whiskey lover was watching from afar in tears because of all the wasted alcohol.
35. Why Crash One, When You Can Crash Two
If insurance companies had nightmares, this is what they would look like. "Hi, I crashed my Lamborghini into another Lamborghini." Any insurance agent would be sweating after hearing that sentence.
It looks like Bumblebee from Transformers was roughhousing with his clone, and they got a little too aggressive, so they turned back into cars and waited for someone to help.
36. This Is Where Our Tax Dollars Go
If people were scared to tell their bosses about the damage they caused, imagine how a soldier would feel telling their Sergeant that they cost the army millions of dollars. How does something like this happen?
What would make the driver swerve so that the convoy land flat upside-down? He must have been texting and driving. That is the only reasonable explanation.
37. Did It Hit An Iceberg?
This $70 million yacht capsized in a port in Greece, and our first thought was that someone let Jordan Belfort dock it while he was on quaaludes. If you can afford a yacht at that price, you can probably afford another one.
If only there were a way to save the boat in this situation. We can only imagine how beautiful the inside looks on a yacht in that price range.
38. Old Mine Land Is So Cheap Because It Is Unstable...
In South Dakota, residential homes were built on an abandoned gypsum mine, but the ground is not stable, and a sinkhole made their property worthless. The residents of the community decided to explore the tunnel with the help of the National Speleological Society.
The team discovered that the mine ran under about 12 homes on the street. They couldn't explore all the tunnels because it was too dangerous, but they found a car inside, which means someone knew how dangerous it was to build homes there before the community was developed.
39. A Rag Got Left In An Engine After Repairs
Someone took their car in for repairs, and when they left, they needed even more repairs because someone left a rag in the engine. Instead of paying the repair shop, they should be paying the owner of the car.
The mechanic was probably upset that his best rag was torn to shreds by this powerful car engine. How expensive is the cloth versus the car engine? These are the important questions.
40. If You Crash During A Test Drive, You Shouldn't Own That Car
This person test drove a $300,000 Porsche and crashed it. Is there a policy if you break it you have to buy it? Some people don't know how to handle these powerful cars on the road, so they shouldn't be able to test drive it.
Most high-end dealerships ask for ID and proof of insurance for this exact reason. If you can't pay for the car, you can't get in one to test drive.
41. A Trailer Full Of New Cars Tipped Over In Transit
2020 just keeps getting worse! These brand new Shelby Gt500s tipped over in Detroit, and they are probably fairly beat up. These trucks drive rather fast, so it is not surprising that it tipped over.
These cars were probably going to end up wrecked anyway, so why not cut out the middle man; it would save everyone time and money. At least they can take them right back to the factory to be repaired.
42. One Car Was Jealous Of The Other One
The BMW was jealous that so many people were drooling over the McLaren, and it decided to crash out of pure rage. Cars have feelings too, as we have seen in movies such as Transformers and Cars.
Not only does this person have to pay for the repairs on their expensive BMW, but they also have to pay for damages to the dealership and the car that costs a few hundred thousand dollars.
43. Thanks For The Warning
We hope their insurance covers that. The tire is completely folded under the car, and the system has the audacity to give the drive a calm warning about low tire pressure.
For the first time in history, the tire pressure warning is accurate. Most of the time, the light goes on, and the tire pressure is fine. It gives you a scare, so you pull over only to find out everything is fine.
44. When A Band Saw Hits A Nail
First, a little spark appears, and then everything goes downhill very fast. There should be a metal detector in front of the machine so that something like this wouldn't happen. Now the machine is out of order until they can replace all the broken parts.
Whoever was working that day saw this happen and turned to their co-worker to say, "I call not telling the boss." No one wants to have that conversation with their superior.
45. Porsche Vs. Tesla
The rule of the road is that the person who hits a car from behind is at fault. Even if the driver stopped short for no reason, the rear-ender has to pay for the damages. In this case, those damages are going to be quite costly.
The people thought this is how you create a new kind of electric car, but they didn't learn that cars don't reproduce like humans. Some things can't happen the "natural" way.