14 Geeky Fail Whales

Twitter‘s Fail Whale has to be the most beloved error message of all time. Displayed at twitter.com anytime the service is “over capacity” with its usage, something about the cute design — by illustrator Yiying Lu — captured users’ hearts. So much so that it’s become one of the best-known images on the Web, and is displayed almost daily in new and creative ways. Even Google loves the Fail Whale!

Here are fourteen awesomely geeky takes on the Fail Whale.

Fail Whale Bank


Fail Whale Beer


Fail Whale Cake

Looks good enough to eat because it is! [Source]

Fail Whale Costume

Nothing says fandom like cosplay. [Source]

Fail Whale Haircut

Nothing says “I will never have a significant other” like a goofy haircut. [Source]

Fail Whale Hat

Perfect for covering up that embarrassing Fail Whale haircut. [Source]

Fail Whale Homer Simpson

Worlds collide when two pop culture icons meet. [Source]

Fail Whale LEGO


Fail Whale Time-Lapse Photography


Fail Whale in Second Life


Fail Whale Star Wars


Fail Whale Steampunk


Fail Whale Tattoo


Fail Whale Zombie


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