40 Funny Birthday Fails

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Birthdays are such special times - well, maybe not for all of us, as evidenced by these funny pics of the best birthday fails. Your birthday is the one day where it's all about you (or, at least, it's supposed to be), a cherished occasion for family and friends to celebrate the glorious day you were born. But fact is, sometimes you're bound to get upstaged by something totally ridiculous.

These funny pics (well, they're funny for you...probably not so funny for the people in the pics) include lots of inappropriate behavior, off-color birthday cakes, crazy family members, tragic birthday trainwrecks and just some downright stupid stuff. And if offensive birthday antics are your thing, make sure to also check out our list of 21 Insanely Offensive Cakes That Will Make You Uncomfortable.

Birthdays... you either love 'em or hate 'em - but however you view your birthday, lets hope yours doesn't turn out as tragic as some of these epic birthday fails. And next time your special day arrives, here's hoping you have a very happy (fail-free) birthday.
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