It’s almost a new year, which means it’s time for the Top Weirder News of 2023. What were the biggest laughs, wildest failures, and shockingly major news moments from the past twelve months? Hear what comically unfortunate things government tax dollars were wasted on this year, from training animals to gamble to questionable studies that will leave you scratching your head about what its purpose was. Decide what was the top funniest New Year’s resolution of all time from the list we put together—and hear the resolutions submitted by subscribers in the Rise.TV live chat. Take a walk down the 2023 memory lane that you might have blocked out as Ben and Rob discuss the biggest events that happened each month. Friday Night Live’s most popular segment, the Top 10 Weirder News of the Week, gets its annual highlight reel with a mix of the best stories from the past year that you probably forgot about. As always, ask your questions in the Live Q&A and laugh along together as we ring in the new year on a high note.
“Dig Deep” Live Q&A: “Do you think a big event may or may not happen in 2024?” “Do you think 2024 will be a big year for ‘disclosure’?” “Where do all the missing dryer socks go? Is there a dimension of lost socks? Are dryers portals? Is there a conspiracy to make socks disappear?” “What do you foresee happening in 2024?” “Should people be talked out of joining fraternities like the Freemasons?” “Is Bigfoot associated with the monkey or ape family? Is it a Planet of the Apes–type scenario, since labs use animals?”
Top 10 Weirder News of the Year 2023:
10. A middler schooler springs into action when his school bus has an emergency.
9. A fake documentary (“mockumentary”) about cannibalism fools viewers.
8. A man cons an AI chatbot into selling a huge item for a tiny pricetag.
7. Mexico’s Congress holds a UFO session featuring Peruvian mummies.
6. A meatball is created using this hairy, extinct animal’s DNA.
5. Nurses at one hospital are given a comically disappointing Christmas bonus—and are charged for it.
4. Is this a human in a bear costume or a real animal spotted on display at a Chinese zoo?
3. These won the title of “best northern lights photos of 2023.”
2. One woman’s bad luck reached a peak as she suddenly found herself in between two warring animals.
1. Bigfoot was spotted in broad daylight in Colorado as travelers passed him on a train.