The Top 20 Craziest Things That Happened In Calgary In 2016

I think we can all collectively agree that 2016 was a wild year for Calgary. While we weren't wild enough to elect Donald Trump, we were wild enough to have broken our own weather records, had winds that caused massive chaos, and oh so much more.

Calgary has been far from boring this year with tons of events that just had us shocked, jumping for joy, or simply just wondering how and why... Looking back on the year, we can definitely see why we love this city so much.

The good, the bad and the wild - 2016 was definitely the year of OMG for Calgary. Here are 20 of the city's biggest 2016 'OMG' moments:

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When Calgary Transit played us all with the "TransitNap" service.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhIREFDizPE

When we broke our 119-year-old weather record.

Hitting a crazy 27.2 degrees in May. Who would've thought?

When it rained for 10 days straight in July.

Being the wettest Calgary has been in 90 years.

When the city shut down 10th Ave because a man hijacked a crane.

https://twitter.com/heymannyg/status/777881693415878657

When Pokemon Go players went a little crazy and started breaking laws.

Trespassing is against the law. You really don't gotta catch 'em all...

The hilarious Kijiji ad auctioning off "locks of Justin Bieber's hair."

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When our worst Halloween nightmare came true.

Always check your Halloween candy for pins, needles and razor blades!

The heartbreaking death of 7 Humboldt penguins at the Calgary Zoo.

Rest easy, penguin friends.

When the Calgary Police Service did the chilling mannequin challenge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn9vtCdST9c

The Machete incident at Marlborough...

https://twitter.com/theavrocanadian/status/777243478157762560

When Calgary was named one of Canada's worst places to be a woman...

*gulp*

The iconic UCalgary fight over the "Make America Great Again" hat.

And the argument at MRU...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ95I2t-v6w

(because sometimes we care about American politics more than our own.)

That morning when a C-Train derailed in Tuscany.

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That time the wind went semi-truck tipping.

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The mysterious case of the Frozen Pants on Bow Trail.

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The Airdrie Grinch who stole Christmas

Bah Humbug.

The adorable story of YYC's 'Scooter Guy'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0vqy9-Ntd4

The relaunch of UBER.

It's back and it's better.

When Calgary sat at a good -40 degrees.

Colder than the North Pole. Although, we're not surprised.

We can't wait to see what kind of craziness 2017 brings!

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