Revealed: our 20 most clumsy moments

Revealed: our 20 most clumsy moments


Posted 23rd November by Peter Byrne

We're all guilty of clumsy moments - however, certain Brits are taking it to a whole new level, with some particularly unfortunate individuals enduring an average of 100 drinks spillages, food mishaps or trips every year

A detailed study has been carried out, revealing the average adult has a clumsy moment roughly twice a week.

The study has revealed a quarter of the population will have knocked a drink over their desk at work, while 40 per cent have left their home with toothpaste on their top. On top of this, a third have accidentally squirted yoghurt on themselves while opening it.

Other mishaps include spilling drinks in the car, knocking a glass of wine over and even tripping up or down the stairs.

One particularly devastating clumsy moment saw them spill a tray of six coffee over their new white flooring.

The study was commissioned by Plenty to mark the launch of its Handy Towels, with a spokesman saying: "Spillages are an everyday part of life."

"Often, they’re not our fault – sometimes a rogue child’s toy or pet can get underfoot at the exact wrong moment sending food and drink flying, necessitating a quick clean-up."

In total, four in ten Brits have admitted they shouldn't be trusted when carrying food or drinks, as they're liable to spill them.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it is when we rush and race that we're most likely to spill items.

For 57 per cent, they have ended up feeling embarrassed due to a spillage, while the rooms most likely to suffer are the living room, the dinner table and then the workplace.

The top 20 clumsy moments are:

1. Smashed a bowl, plate or mug
2. Slipped on ice
3. Cut yourself shaving
4. Spilled food down yourself while wearing a white top
5. Fallen when going up or down a flight of stairs
6. Tripped over your own feet
7. Spilled toothpaste on your top
8. Knocked over a glass of wine
9. Tripped over a pet
10. Opened a yoghurt and had it squirt on you
11. Splashed water on your crotch when washing your hands
12. Bumped your car into something
13. Knocked a vase or plant pot over
14. Spilled a hot drink on your desk at work
15. Put a leaky pen in your pocket or bag
16. Dropped something into a glass of water
17. Turned the shower on without realising the water was absolute scalding or freezing
18. Spilled a drink in the car
19. Tripped over a pet bowl
20. Had your packed lunch leak in your bag






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