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FAIL Blog Community Names Justin Bieber the Prince of FAIL in 2010Fail Blog Announces the Second Annual Top Ten Lists of the Biggest FAIL People, the Biggest FAIL Moments, and the Biggest FAIL Videos for 2010 as Voted on by the FAIL Blog Community (December 13, 2010)
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/14/10 -- From a failed Segway getaway to a driving test meltdown and a run-in with a revolving door, the FAIL Blog (www.failblog.org) community today ranked the Canadian crooner, Justin Bieber, as the Prince of FAIL in 2010. With a landslide win of nearly 50 percent of the votes, Justin Bieber beat out MTV's train wreck, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, as well as Tiger Woods and Mel Gibson.
Amidst a year of many crazy shenanigans, the top FAIL moment was the infamous BP Oil Spill which killed 11 workers and spilled an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico from April 20, 2010 to July 15, 2010. Ranking second on the Top 10 FAIL moments is the viral Internet video of Jessi Slaughter (AKA Kerligirl 13) crying while her dad goes ballistic. These moments beat out the Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien NBC debacle as well as Katy Perry's video getting banned on Sesame Street. The results were compiled from over 150,000 votes cast on FAIL Blog where fans were able to vote on their most memorable FAIL moments, people, and videos.
"When you're the planet's biggest teen sensation, nominated for a Grammy, and Barbara Walters calls you one of this year's most fascinating people -- surely someone out there will capture you in FAIL moments," said Ben Huh, CEO of the Cheezburger Network of humor sites that includes I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, and The Daily What. "Justin Bieber seems to appreciate humor, so hopefully he'll wear this crown with pride knowing that a few Bieber FAILS gave us a fun opportunity to laugh at someone else's misfortune."
Of course it wouldn't be a complete FAIL list without ranking the FAIL Blog videos submitted by fans from around the world highlighting average people doing dumb things. The winner in the Top 10 FAIL Blog videos for 2010 is the Watermelon Launch FAIL -- footage from the reality TV show The Amazing Race shows a woman taking a watermelon in the face with a giant slingshot. Answering Your Phone in Class FAIL ranks second and Roller Coaster Vomit FAIL follows closely behind.
Here are the Top 10 funniest gaffes and craziest antics that happened around the world in 2010 according to the FAIL Blog community:
Top 10 Most Memorable FAIL People:
1. Justin Bieber 44%
2. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi 10%
3. Tiger Woods 8%
4. Mel Gibson 7%
5. Lindsay Lohan 5%
6. Bristol Palin 5%
7. Mike Sorrentino (aka "The Situation") 4%
8. The Kardashians 4%
9. Brett Favre 4%
10. Miley Cyrus 3%
Honorable mentions: Each receiving 2 percent of the votes were Charlie Sheen, Jesse James, and Paris Hilton.
Top 10 Most Memorable FAIL Moments:
1. BP Oil Spill 34%
2. Jessi Slaughter's Dad Goes Ballistic 8%
3. Lincoln Park Rapist 8%
4. The Farmville Murderess 7%
5. No Snow at the 2010 Winter Olympics 5%
6. The iPhone Hates Left Handed People 5%
7. Katy Perry's Video Gets Banned on Sesame Street 5%
8. The Sex Line on OchoCinco's Cereal Box 4%
9. The Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien NBC Debacle 4%
10. Meg Whitman tries to out FAIL Blog 4%
Honorable mentions: Each receiving 3 percent of the votes were "The Woman Who Married Herself in Thailand," "Tiger Woods' Sort of Apology," "Robert Green's Error at the World Cup," and "The McNugget Rampage in Toledo." In at 2 percent were "The Toyota Recall" and "Scientists Call Shenanigans on the Triceratops."
Top 10 Most Memorable Videos and Photos on FAIL Blog:
1. Watermelon Launch FAIL 34%
2. Answering Your Phone in Class FAIL 13%
3. Roller Coaster Vomit FAIL 9%
4. Stripper FAIL 7%
5. Handwashing FAIL 7%
6. Ghost Ride FAIL 6%
7. Elephant FAIL 5%
8. Orchestra FAIL 5%
9. Rock Band FAIL 5%
10. Tattoo Recipient FAIL 5%
Honorable mention: "Dirty Dancing FAIL" received 4 percent of the votes.
About FAIL Blog
FAIL Blog, launched in January 2008, features pictures and videos of the well-intentioned failing at something they are supposed to do, or displaying blatant stupidity or incompetence. FAIL Blog won back-to-back Webby Awards in 2009 and 2010 and made Internet history by being the first comedy channel on YouTube to rack up more than 1 billion video views. FAIL Blog's second book, "FAIL Harder" will be released in 2011.
About Cheezburger Network
Cheezburger Network is the largest online humor publisher in the world where more than 16.5 million people come every month to get their daily dose of laughter. With over 375 million page views and 110 million video views per month, the company behind popular sites such as I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, and The Daily What is quickly becoming the new Internet media empire. Every day, more than 12,000 photos and videos are submitted and page views are growing at an annual clip of 300%.
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