10 Worst Things People Have Stepped on While Barefoot

What is the worst thing you have ever stepped on or barefoot? Sadly, I've stepped on several items on this list. However, one that didn't make it is these things called goatheads in the California desert. They are these tiny little spiky spores.

I swear that you will drop to your knees instantly after stepping on one, and they will even poke you through flip-flops. They are worse than stepping on a Lego, which is saying a lot.

So here are the top-voted answers to the question, “What is the worst thing you have ever stepped on or barefoot?

One person shared a unique experience, “So I went to the Kruger national park in South Africa. So for those who don't know, it's the biggest national park in South Africa, so I wore slippers instead of shoes for the wildlife guide. My slipper chose the best time to break.”


“I had to walk barefoot, and hiding in the sand was a small Porcupine I had seven quills digging into my foot, the worst pain I have ever felt in my life, and no, I did not take it like a man. Instead, I screamed like a little girl 1/10 would not recommend.” Ouch. 

“A dead bee. Like really. I got stung by walking on a dead bee,” one person shared. “Same,” said another, “Haha. I did it on purpose, but I didn't think it still had its stinger because it was dead. I was like eight.”

A Bee

“I'm from the UK, can confirm,” one person confessed. Another admitted, “I jumped off a top bunk bed onto one of them as a child, and it hurt like hell.” Finally, a third offered “Thoughts and prayers.”

Upside Down Electrical 3-Pin Plug

One person shared, “I was getting ready for a late-night shower and stepped on a live frog. I have a huge phobia of frogs and a massive, sobbing, shaking panic attack afterward. It played dead for ten minutes and then got up and hopped away, which made it worse.”

Live Frog

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