6. Kendall Jenner solved the problems of racism and police brutality with a can of Pepsi — April
We’re not sure how this commercial ever got made, but it did — and the response to it was immediate and vicious.
Since then, though, Kendall has been able to pretty much stay out of the spotlight. She’s one of the only Kardashian family members who isn’t at least purportedly pregnant right now.
7. Donald Trump's Covfefe Tweet — May
Back in May, Donald Trump set out to share what was sure to be an excellent tweet full of the best words. Unfortunately, he apparently fell asleep mid-tweet or something, because he ended up tweeting, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”
Trump eventually deleted the tweet, but not before it gained supernova levels of virality. He then posted the above tweet challenging people to guess what “covfefe” means. Answer: nothing. It means nothing. But that didn’t stop Sean Spicer (remember Sean Spicer?!) from providing the most ridiculous defense of the covfefe tweet, saying, “the President and a small group of people knew exactly what he meant.”
8. Remember when fidget spinners took over the world?
We can’t pinpoint exactly when it happened, but one day we woke up and saw fidget spinners everywhere. They were a huge controversy in some schools, with many teachers claiming they distracted students. Fidget spinners even led to at least one child winding up in the hospital.
We still haven’t quite escaped their grasp, but thankfully the buzz seems to have died down a little. And not a moment too soon!
9. Snapchat made a dancing hot dog filter — June
Why did Snapchat making a dancing hot dog filter?
We only wish we knew. Nevertheless, it happened.
10. The eclipse! — August
That’s right, the eclipse was a mere four months ago! It feels like forever ago, doesn’t it?
McDonald’s gave its employees an entire three minutes to enjoy the show, and Donald Trump appeared to look directly into the Sun.
Yep. That seems about right. In fact, a meme about the eclipse sparked its own 2017 trend…