A man's umbrella turns inside-out as he battles strong winds and rain in Sydney, Australia. (Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)
Who hasn't had an embarrassing inside-out umbrella moment? They're universal, as our photos suggest. Umbrellas, often no match for howling winds and heavy rains, can leave you with deadly metal spikes, sad remnants of fabric – and inevitably drenched. Mary Poppins made it look so easy.
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