30/12/2013 05:42 GMT

The Best News Bloopers Of 2013 (VIDEO)

Proof, if it were needed, that you should never work with children or animals - or on live TV news.

Yes, if you need to indulge in a little end-of-year schadenfreude we can do no better than recommend this marvellous 15-minute compilation of bloopers, accidents and general all-round gaffes that befell news reporters around the world in 2013.

(Via Blame It On The Voices)