10/07/2012 06:33 BST | Updated 10/07/2012 06:39 BST

Sandplant Supercut: The Ultimate Collection of Sand-Eating Faceplants (VIDEO)

Watching fail compilations is a tricky business. Not as tricky as somersaulting off a pier, sure, but tricky nonetheless - and yet this 'Sandplant supercut' of sand-based fails manages to avoid the main failing problem.

You see, though watching people fall over, hit the dirt or generally make a fool of themselves is always a pleasure, there is a niggling thought in the back of the noggin that some of these folk may have seriously hurt themselves - but with sand involved, there's a natural cushion.

Sand, we like to think, softens the blow of a full-on faceplant, offers facial support to the overeager would-be beach athlete and disguises the unavoidable grimaces of pain inherent in such activities.

In other words, thanks GorillaMask for making us this sandplant mash-up. We're very grateful indeed.