Pro wrestler/governor/conspiracy nut Jesse “The Body” Ventura said it best: “Win if you can, lost if you must, but always cheat.”

Cheating has been around ever since the first caveman pointed at something behind another caveman, forcing him to turn around, and then clubbing him in the back of the head with a sharp rock. It's not the the most admirable thing to do and it is totally unfair, but it can get results. For some people, it is worth sacrificing your moral fiber in exchange for victory, money, and endorsement deals. 

The big thing is that if you're going to bother to cheat, at least be smart about it. Sure, some folks do get caught, but many cheaters have gotten caught for incredibly dumb reasons. Sometimes they even fail at cheating before they even start.

Here are 15 of the most blatant attempts at cheating that got discovered after a big “oops” or just because no one cared that it happaned:

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