We’ve all had that moment of startling panic after realising we’re seconds away from falling face first onto the floor.
But for these unfortunate internet users, their seconds of alarm were caught on camera ahead of some of the most seemingly painful accidents.
From a curious cat standing on a shelf full of breakable items, to a woman’s horrified face as her slice of cheesecake begins to fall from her plate, these photographs are sure to leave you with very sweaty palms.
Here, FEMAIL picks out the best examples, collated by
Not a piece of cake! A woman, at an undisclosed location, showcases her horror as her scrumptious slice of cheesecake begins to fall from her plate
Curiosity killed the cat! A nosy feline precariously stands on a shelf full of breakable belongings as its owner tries to prevent its fall. It is unclear where or when the image was taken
I can feel the shin cracking! One person, believed to be from America, made a rather ambitious leap into a pool – presumably with disastrous consequences
He’s yelling timber! One person, whose location is unknown, made a hasty job of felling a tree -but may be needing a quick getaway any moment
Look out! A photographer managed to capture the second before the cyclist, believed to be in America, crashed into the pavement
Don’t lean back! Another holidaymaker happened to capture the moment a stranger toppled into a pool behind him
Look at the size of THAT! A man, clad in a black cap and hoodie, stands in shock as a gigantic man-made snowball comes barrelling towards him in an unknown location
Falling with style! One person managed to capture this disastrous moment as a woman, from America, slipped from a restaurant walkway into a pond
Hopefully he has some spares! One man, from America, captured the moment he lost his glasses while climbing outdoors