The 15 Weirdest, Most Viral Stories of 2018

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If the internet were around during grandma’s “heyday,” would her time have been just as weird as 2018 was? Think about it: were there people having sex with cars post-World War II? Were people being warned about zombies while leaving Woodstock? We’re people selling “art” made of poop while catching the latest Bob Ross episode? We’ll never know.

Thanks to social media and the internet age of today, we now know that times are weird as hell. And while we can’t prove it, 2018 appears to have been a record-setter when it comes to the strange stories.

Below are just a small slice of the insane, bizarro pie of 2018’s weirdness. Reader beware: don’t eat while reading this article.

Weirdest brazen crime of 2018: Dad Uses Toddler to Steal Prizes From Vending Machine

Out of this world: Former Blink-182 Vocalist Tom DeLonge On A Mission To Prove UFOs Are Real

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Josh Helmuth is a sports reporter in St. Louis who contributes to Mandatory.