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Taken as a whole, 2016 has been the worst. In the last 12 months we’ve lost Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Carrie Fisher and countless other celebrity icons. But, the year wasn’t all bad. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series and Harriet Tubman booted Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill.
There have also been plenty of weird news stories to help you through the many ups and downs of this past year. Mysterious black ooze didn’t return to Union Station, but Rod Blagojevich started a band in prison and more than a couple people were hit by cars chasing after Pokémon. Determined to top the weirdest news of 2015, we dug into the Time Out Chicago archives and compiled a list of the 10 strangest stories we covered this year.
RECOMMENDED: The best of 2016