18 Ludicrous 2015 Things We'll Happy To See The Back Of In The New Year

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Scientists say that 2015 was on record as being potentially the most ridiculous year yet, with notions coming in from the west at full gale force, and a cold front of downright mental trends entering from the east.

No wonder we had so many storms.

1. Hybrid foods

Cronuts, sausage stuffed crust pizza, waffle hot dogs, sushi burritos, slutty brownies ramen burgers - ISN'T ONE THING AT A TIME ENOUGH?

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2. Water charge protests

We thought this went out with 2014, but alas.

We're not one to go against the beliefs and free speech of the people, but just don't do it on fucking O'Connell Street please.


3. Active wear

Seeing grown men wearing running leggings with shorts over to pick up the takeaway will never be okay.

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4. The 'whip, nae nae' song

And so we say a fond farewell to this year's Harlem Shake, Gangnam Style and Soulja Boy.

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5. 50 Shades of Grey

Just... go away.

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6. Juice cleanses

The liquid lunch no one is excited for.

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7. The Kylie Jenner bottle lip challenge

And yes, it is even more stupid than it sounds.

8. #TheDress

For a few weeks this year (okay hours), the whole world fought over what the real colour of this hideous dress was.

It was a slow year.

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9. The Condom Challenge

The time to weep for mankind is now.

10. Food not served on plates

This notion filled phenomenon came to a head in 2015 with mini trolleys, skulls, sinks and even shovels being used in place of the kitchen staple.

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Pic: @Bassboy73

11. Taylor Swift welcoming the world to the stage

T-Swift has had quite the year, and fair play to her with her long legs. But we've been kind of sick of her rubbing in the fact that she is best friends with quite literally everyone, and furthermore can ask them to show up a concert anywhere on her world tour at the drop of a sequinned hat.

Although, it has made way for some bloody brilliant parodies.

12. Inequality


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13. Non-coeliacs asking for gluten-free options


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14. People dressing up as a man who shot a lion or Caitlyn Jenner for Halloween


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15. Ketchup slices

Yes, unfortunately they're a thing.

A thing that needs to get the boat.

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16. Paying €3.50 for water tasting in 3fe 


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17. The overuse of saxophone in chart songs

Macklemore started this a few years ago with Thrift Shop, and music producers around the world all had the same Eureka! moment. 

Ariana Grande did it, Fifth Harmony did it, Omi rubbed all our faces in it with Cheerleader, and then Fleur East, X Factor winner 2014, went one better and has only gone and named her song 'Sax'. That'll show 'em.

18. And finally, Selfie Shoes

What can we say. Someone saw a niche and ran with it.

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