Strange Things in 2016 that Actually Happened

  1. A reality show host became the President of the United States

As most of us know, Donald Trump was elected president after the electoral college ruled in his favor against Hilary Clinton. Throughout the race, many people discredited him and tossed the idea of his presidency aside. But, to some, that is the reason in itself why he continued, and flourished in the way he did.

2. A bunch of celebrities died

Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Prince, Alan Thicke, Christina Grimmie, Gene Wilder, Muhammad Ali, Anton Yelchin, Florence Henderson, Fidel Castro, Nancy Reagan, Pat Harrington, John Glenn, Ron Glass, Sharon Jones, Elie Wiesel, Leonard Cohen and a multitude of other people died as well. Unfortunately, they’re dead, so we can’t get an interview, but I’m sure they would all say ‘Live Your Dreams’.

Clown captured in Manchester, UK.
Clown captured in Manchester, UK.

3.Pulse Shooting

In Orlando, Flordia, 49 people were killed and 53 were wounded in a terrorist attack against LGBT and POC in a nightclub known as “Pulse”. The shooting was one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.

4.  The internet made a gorilla’s death into something it shouldn’t be

After a child fell into the gorilla pit at Cleveland’s zoo due to a ridiculously oblivious parent, Harambe the gorilla was shot because he had pulled the child and carried him. Since then, social media has turned the controversial death into a meme and prolongated the story for longer than it should have existed.  Many speculate that his intentions were good, but, who knows. He was a gorilla.

5.   Hurricane Matthew

A category five hurricane by the name of Matthew hit the southern east coast of America, along with the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, and Venezuela. In total, over 1,000 people died in this natural disaster.

6.   The Cubs won the world series after 103 years

No one thought it could be done, but it was, and the Cubs made sure we knew about it. After 103 years of never winning a World Series, due to a curse put on the team by a man who got kicked out of the game because he brought his goat with him. In a stroke of luck, they were able to pull out of the curse and finally win.

7.   Crazy people dressed up as clowns

Somehow a bunch of people thought it was okay to dress up as creepy clowns this year and terrorize people in the forrest or off of highways. It even happened in parking lots and neighborhoods alike. But of course, as mysteriously as these sightings occurred, it suddenly stopped.

8.  Gatlinburg Wild fire

In Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a fire was started by two students that spread over the entire town and killed several people.

9.  Pokemon Go Launched

Through the nostalgia that comes along with Pokémon, a mobile version of the game was born. The process of the game is walking or driving to as many places as you can to catch Pokémon of all types. You are able to pick a specific team: Mystic, Instict, or Valor.

10.  Youtube sucks the life out of their content Makers

Due to a new update YouTube has placed on its content creators, the conspiracy that more and more Youtubers that aren’t particularly interesting to YouTube themselves have been losing followers and views.

11.  Vine is Dying

Twitter announced its shut down by January 2017, which is sad, but you know oh well. There’s nothing you can do.

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