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WATCH: Cringe-worthy military mistakes

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Everyone makes mistakes now and again. So it’s not that big of a deal, right? Well, tell that to these service members whose mistakes are more than just a little cringe-worthy.

Don’t have time to watch the whole vid? No problem! Here are the highlights.

We’ve all been there!

The oddly relaxed grin on this soldier’s face while he’s firing off his automatic weapon is a little creepy. Or is it?

Maybe this plastic toy for firing practice rounds was taking a low-training budget a little too far. Here’s to hoping they get some real weapons training before they’re shipped off.

Another misfire, another day

Misfiring while training with live ammunition is a lot less safe than training with a plastic toy at home. Live ammunition is probably way more effective for real war training, though.

Watching this soldier sit on the ground and draw a heart in the dirt might be a sign that he’s not the right man for the job.

This man wheels an unidentified patient covered in a sheet into an elevator and walks away. The other person in the elevator thinks the patient is dead until they suddenly sit upright. Trapped in the elevator with a potential zombie is definitely cause for panic.

A man goes into a restroom stall and closes the door, only to find the toilet is completely exposed to the rest of the bathroom. Oops. Better find somewhere more private to poop.

A guy tries a funny scarf trick on his mom but ends up nearly strangling her. Needless to say, she was pretty pissed and hunted him down til she got her revenge.

To wake up your puppy, place his bowl near where he’s sleeping and pour in the food. He snaps right awake and attacks the jar in true puppy style.

This strange conveyer belt contraption apparently allows for faster eating during a quick lunch break. All you have to do is sit there, and the food dumps directly into your mouth. Weird.

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