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13 Most WTF Stories of 2016

From clowns to conspiracies to a very popular gorilla, this year got weird

This year was so terrible it actually forced us to look over our shoulders and pray every bizarre incident was just the third reboot of Punk'd – we'd even take Ashton Kutcher over the reality of 2016. It was the year that made Ken Bone a national hero and the antichrist within the same week, got Chewbacca Mom an invitation to Facebook's headquarters from Mark Zuckerberg, George W. Bush found a little joy during the Battle Hymn of the Republic and Mike Pence made it even more difficult to get Hamilton tickets. Surreal beat fascism for Merriam-Webster's word of the year – we only hoped fascism would be beat in the presidential election as well. And given this last week, we're more inclined to call this year for what it is: a shitshow. So here, after a year of off-the-rails events, we whittled down the 13 most WTF stories in 2016.

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Donald Trump Wins Presidency

As for the most WTF story of the most WTF year? Reality TV star and failed steak salesman Donald Trump accomplished the impossible on November 8th when he was elected President of the United States of America. Despite polls showing the unlikelihood of a Trump win, his major conflicts of interest, his announcement of having a big dick during a presidential debate, his request for Russia to hack his opponent's email, his many bankruptcies, his inability to articulate a single policy of his beyond it's greatness, his willingness to grab unwilling women "by the pussy," his mocking of a disabled reporter, his incoherent 3 a.m. tweets, his endorsement by the Ku Klux Klan and former Grand Wizard David Duke, his real-estate racism and his opponent’s impressive qualifications, Donald J. Trump will be the 45th U.S. President. And possibly the last.