When you publish about 35,000 stories over the course of a year, a few duds are bound to slip through. We admit it. Not every Gizmodo post was perfect this year.
We've collected a few of our more memorable failures to share with you once more. Re-read, and re-ridicule. And please, suggest any posts that you, as a reader, just found unforgettably awful. We know you won't let us down.
The rest of the internet knew this video of a man flying like a bird was fake. But Jesus defended it. Update after update. He just wanted to believe.
"I think this is a good post with a bad headline," Brian says. "It turned out, I was two weeks off. I still think I was RIGHT. But the headline was enough of an overreach to sink it."
"I just have no idea what I'm talking about in this post," Mario says. "I just wrote the words. I don't know what they mean."
"This was just wrong," Harry says. "It was pure negligence that led to the Bialetti's demise, and then I replaced it with literally the worst coffee maker I could have bought. In fairness, my new coffee-scorching DeLonghi cost $7. But Mat Honan's reaction was appropriate: 'Oh, Jesus, Harry...a DeLonghi?' Fortunately, it has since been replaced by a coffee maker that's even safe for idiots like me."