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  • 10 of the Most Bizarre Things That Happened in Egypt in 2016

    What an epic hurricane of bitch-slaps 2016 has been to all of us! So many horrendous tragedies, disasters, deaths and general suckiness has occurred; it makes us slightly scared to wonder what the new year has in store for us. 2016 was pretty crap for the whole world, but in Egypt, it took on a whole new level of bizarre. Here are our choices of the strangest stories that made the news or went viral on our feeds.

    1. The time a man dressed his dog up and took him for a ride around Cairo.

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    We’re not sure this is real but it is definitely cute.

    2. #ThatAwkwardMoment when a man hijacked a plane to see his ex-wife.

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    The internet went crazy.

    3. That time when we lost two islands to Saudi Arabia – then got them back.

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    What’s a little real estate between friends, eh? At least we had fun tweeting about it.

    4. When they blamed Egyptian strawberries for a Hepatitis A Outbreak in the US

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    We wrote about this in August.

    5. When two actors gave policemen condom balloons.

    And the Egyptian media tore them a new one.

    6. When this viral post made us lose hope in Egypt’s education system.

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    7. When an Egyptian toddler was sentenced to life in prison.

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    There’s a lot of back and forth on whether this story was true, but still WTF.

    8.When a Baltageya Facebook Page Offered Thugs for Hire.

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    F*** up your ex’s car for just 1500LE? Sweet deal! While we love the Egyptian entrepreneurial spirit, we’re happy to report the company/prankster has deleted the Facebook page.

    9. When a man made a beard out of BEES to promote beekeeping.

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    No lie, we watched this dude’s video on repeat for a few hours with our mouths gaping open.

    10. When two pandas were caught smoking shisha.

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    We don’t know if this is real, staged, or even in Egypt. We don’t care. This is our profile pic for 2016.

    So, yeah - weird year all round. Here's to an even weirder 2017.
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    By Samar El Shams

     

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