According to Google Trends, the term “facepalm” started to take off in early 2008, reached its zenith in the summer of 2014, and has been tapering off in use ever since.

But I’d say it’s time to reverse that trend. Because there are so many things we’re all encountering today that simply have no other proper reaction. They must be facepalmed. They must needs place our faces within our palms.

How else do you deal with moments like this?

10. Wut?


9. I claim this for Spain!

You heard it here first folks, white people aren’t allowed to be bilingual.


8. Russia, Russia, Russia!

Maybe do a little research, graphic designers.

7. Go left, right?

I’m not even sure who to be mad at with this one.


6. Not a Planet

That was the name of a cool local band when I was growing up.

5. Going global

And don’t even get me started on the ~200 continents.

4. Curious cures

Grover Cleveland, Ulysses S. Grant, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan all had cancer at some point and that’s just the ones we know of for sure.

3. Man and wife

Sexist language still riddles our media, but please check context before you leap.

2. Are you ready?

Wtf does that even MEAN?

1. Worth the effort

Slowly you learn that the parents who seem to not be putting in any effort are actually just doing the very best they can.

I gotta go get my face surgically removed from my hands.

What’s the most facepalm moment you’ve had recently?

Tell us in the comments.