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The year of more memes and yet more violence (Prev: 2015 | 2014)

I’ve now updated this to add Carrie Fisher in after the devastating news

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You’ve got to watch this bad ass musical trailer for the paralympics showing the true meaning of “differently abled”

“This campaign is the most important we have ever undertaken, and isn’t just about Rio,” Channel 4 CMO Dan Brooke told Adweek. “It’s about revolutionizing public attitudes to disability forever." 

Gifs: Channel 4 (UK Paralympic Broadcaster)

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Fu Yuanhui just straightforwardly acknowledged she has her period in front of billions of people

Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui is one of the most popular athletes in China and has won hearts the world over. But her influence now stretches beyond funny GIFs. She has brought a topic that remains taboo in Chinese sport and society to the forefront: periods.

Gifs: Shanghai Expat

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Russia’s 15-year-old prodigy Yuri Plisetsky at the Rostelecom Cup,  Yuri!!! On Ice

Russia’s 15-year-old prodigy Yulia Lipnitskaya at the Sochi Olympics, 2014

She is very beautiful, isn’t she? Fun fact: Yulia is a spokeswoman for Adidas.