A Highlight Reel Of 2015
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A Highlight Reel Of 2015

Let's just remind ourselves of some of the hilarious, momentous, and awesome things that made 2015 a year to remember.

A Highlight Reel Of 2015

In the ever-growing quest to reinvent ourselves for the new year, I decided to take a look back at the things that happened in 2015. I figured that reminding myself of the best parts of 2015 would give me some inspiration for 2016, or at least take the burden of taking hi-res pictures of Pluto off of my to-do list. Here are the most recent advancements in human history (and memes).

1. 'Friends' was released on Netflix

2. This Vine from "not even emily" was posted and became my favorite thing ever.

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3. AHS star Jamie Brewer became the first model with Down Syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week.

4. Two llamas ran loose in Phoenix, Arizona.

5. The Dress that divided the world.

6. Zayn Malik left One Direction.

7. Russian President Vladimir Putin outlawed memes of celebrities (including himself).

8. The price of crude oil plummeted to the lowest it has been in a decade, saving the average American household $700 on gas.

9. Same-sex marriage became legalized in the United States.

10. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft relayed the best images we have of Pluto.

11. Caitlyn Jenner graced the cover of 'Vanity Fair' and provided a beacon of hope for trans people everywhere.

12. Cuba and the US restored diplomatic relations, leading to the best relationship the countries have had in over 50 years.

13. I discovered this video of a pug.

14. Findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provide convincing evidence that water flows intermittently on Mars.

15. Deez Nuts polls at 9% in a hypothetical race against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

16. Myanmar held its first free election since 1990, with the National League for Democracy winning the majority of seats.

17. Adele released her newest album, "25."

18. Over 200 countries signed a landmark climate change agreement in Paris in order to reduce fossil fuel emissions.

19. Space X launched and recovered the first reusable rocket, introducing the possibility of a dramatically reduced space-cost and making the goal of a human presence on Mars more likely.

20. Saudi Arabia elected women to hold office for the first time.

21. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" became the highest grossing movie in the franchise and broke industry records.

I hope you enjoyed your 2015! I certainly did. However, I am looking forward to 2016 kicking its ass.

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