20 people who wished they'd paid more attention

Sometimes we only need to be distracted for a second for disaster to strike!

A catastrophic haircutpaint spillages, or a smashed smartphone screen - just some of the nasty surprises that can happen when we don't pay attention.

Here are 20 photos of situations that you definitely want to avoid!

1. Maybe there was a logical explanation?

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2. A gardener's nightmare

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3. Always make sure caps are firmly screwed on

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4. When you forget to put gloves on

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5. She fell asleep with her damp hair loosely tied and woke up to a bird's nest!

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6. Never leave your phone on the car seat

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7. He didn't realize the clipper was turned on when he plugged it in...

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8. Scoop out or throw away?

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9. For some inexplicable reason he put a Harry Potter book in the washing machine...

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10. Chocolate-free chocolate cookies

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11. Yes, these explode when exposed to direct sunlight!

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12. They were clearly in a rush...

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13. Mirrors + sunlight = major fire hazard

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14. They didn't close the car door quickly enough

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15. When you leave your laptop on the roof of the car and then drive off

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16. Because she forgot to add sugar...

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17. Wrong product!

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18. Remember to close the windows when you park up for the night

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19. If you don't add eggs, you'll end up with soup!

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20. Always check that there's toilet paper

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