The Stories That Made Us Say 'WTF' This Year

The Stories That Made Us Say 'WTF' This Year

Here are the weirdest, coolest, and grossest stories we published this year.
December 19, 2016, 6:00pm

Phew. This was a hell of a year. There have been many days that felt like the apocalypse—maybe Mercury was in retrograde for all of 2016? Here are the weirdest, coolest, and grossest stories we published this year.

Alright, let's get this one out of the way. The Trump Tower bar is a dark, dark place.

READ: I Got Drunk at the Trump Bar in Trump Tower and It Was Predictably Terrible

All photos by Henry Cromett.

In more uplifting news, there's a coffee shop in Portland that accepts everyone—we're talking swingers, polygamists, fem-doms, and the BDSM community. Cream and sugar on the side, you naughty slave?

READ: Lattes and Leather Whips at Portland's New BDSM-Themed Coffee Shop

Dining alone is one of those things: it's not weird unless you make it weird. And this ramen shop in Osaka makes it really fucking weird. Instead of enjoying the company of a book, your phone, or, god forbid, your own thoughts, this café gives you a choice of virtual girl "idols" to eat with.

READ: This Ramen Spot Offers a Virtual Date for Your Lonely Ass to Eat Noodles With

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Not gimmicky enough for ya? Try this dim sum spot in Hong Kong, where oatcakes are shaped like cartoonish turds and kawaii buns with faces are made to be poked and prodded with chopsticks until they puke their filling.

READ: Inside Hong Kong's Most Disgusting Dim Sum Restaurant

While that's all fine and dandy in HK, China pushed to strip citizens this year of a basic human right—the right to eat bananas seductively on camera. Come on!

READ: China Just Banned Women from 'Erotically' Eating Bananas on Camera

Photo via YouTube user Jonathan Marcus

But hey, sometimes life just isn't fair. And, in times like these, we'll take any stress relief we can get—like these sped-up videos of ants teaming up to devour junk food.

READ: Uncover the Meaning to Life With These Videos of Ants Eating Junk Food

Keep watching the ants. Don't look away. The world is falling apart around you—people are deep-frying water. The ants will get us through this.

READ: A Dude Figured Out How to Deep-Fry Water and Now Humanity Is Doomed

Deep breaths, people. Pray for a less-fucking-weird 2017.