December 23, 2018

30 Incredible Things That Happened in 2018 That Scream ‘Only in Cleveland'

Looking back on the year that was 2018 leaves us laughing and crying. But before we move on, we thought we needed to take a look back at the strangest and craziest stories from the year that was. There was no shortage of odd and bizarre Northeast Ohio stories from 2018. Happy New Year to all and here's to all the weird stories we know are coming our way in 2019.

Looking back on the year that was 2018 leaves us laughing and crying. But before we move on, we thought we needed to take a look back at the strangest and craziest stories from the year that was. There was no shortage of odd and bizarre Northeast Ohio stories from 2018. Happy New Year to all and here's to all the weird stories we know are coming our way in 2019.

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 “Did You Shart Yourself at The Plum on Valentine's Day and Throw Out Your Boxers in the Bathroom?”
Feb. 15
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Yes, someone, mid-romantic dinner, sharted, excused himself from his date, took off his pants, deposited the offending undergarments in question, returned to dinner commando style, presumably after cleaning himself up a bit, and went on with his meal. 
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“Did You Shart Yourself at The Plum on Valentine's Day and Throw Out Your Boxers in the Bathroom?”

Feb. 15

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Yes, someone, mid-romantic dinner, sharted, excused himself from his date, took off his pants, deposited the offending undergarments in question, returned to dinner commando style, presumably after cleaning himself up a bit, and went on with his meal.

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 “A Florida University Was Evacuated After a Student Did the LeBron Powder Toss in Class”
Feb. 28
Even though LeBron retired his signature pregame chalk toss years ago, it’s become a popular thing to imitate. It didn’t go so well for one University of Central Florida student when he did it and caused his class to be evacuated and was later questioned by police.
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“A Florida University Was Evacuated After a Student Did the LeBron Powder Toss in Class”

Feb. 28

Even though LeBron retired his signature pregame chalk toss years ago, it’s become a popular thing to imitate. It didn’t go so well for one University of Central Florida student when he did it and caused his class to be evacuated and was later questioned by police.

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 “Two Brave Souls Ate More Chicken Nuggets Than the Denver Nuggets Scored Points Last Night and Conquered the #MeVsNuggets Challenge”
March 8
For years, the Cavaliers’ Twitter community has been doing the #MeVsNuggets tradition. Every time the local basketball team battles the Denver Nuggets, fans attempt to eat more McDonalds’ Chicken McNuggets than points that the Nuggets score. The Cavs actually had their two battles with the Nuggets in the same week in 2018 and one fan ate 229 in just two nights total within a week of each other.
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“Two Brave Souls Ate More Chicken Nuggets Than the Denver Nuggets Scored Points Last Night and Conquered the #MeVsNuggets Challenge”

March 8

For years, the Cavaliers’ Twitter community has been doing the #MeVsNuggets tradition. Every time the local basketball team battles the Denver Nuggets, fans attempt to eat more McDonalds’ Chicken McNuggets than points that the Nuggets score. The Cavs actually had their two battles with the Nuggets in the same week in 2018 and one fan ate 229 in just two nights total within a week of each other.

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 “Here Are Two Porta Potties 100 Feet Over Downtown Cleveland”
March 20
This could be confused with an Onion headline. But it’s actually two porta-potties hanging over the city.
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“Here Are Two Porta Potties 100 Feet Over Downtown Cleveland”

March 20

This could be confused with an Onion headline. But it’s actually two porta-potties hanging over the city.

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 “Portage County Man Accused of Robbing Gas Station With Sock”
March 21
Usually, getting socked in the face sounds pretty scary. But with an actual sock, much less so, which is why we were all pretty shocked that a robber using a sock to rob a gas station actually worked.
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“Portage County Man Accused of Robbing Gas Station With Sock”

March 21

Usually, getting socked in the face sounds pretty scary. But with an actual sock, much less so, which is why we were all pretty shocked that a robber using a sock to rob a gas station actually worked.

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 “Indians Pitcher Trevor Bauer Donating $420.69 to Various Charities Over 69 Days”
March 28
We’re not gonna hate on donating to charity. We’ll leave it to enigmatic Tribe pitcher Trevor Bauer to make sex and pot jokes out of philanthropy.
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“Indians Pitcher Trevor Bauer Donating $420.69 to Various Charities Over 69 Days”

March 28

We’re not gonna hate on donating to charity. We’ll leave it to enigmatic Tribe pitcher Trevor Bauer to make sex and pot jokes out of philanthropy.

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 “North Ridgeville Police Save Man From Persistent Pig”
May 21
North Ridgeville police assumed the Ohio man was drunk or on drugs. Why else would a person call authorities to say a pig was following him on his walk home at 5 a.m. on a Saturday? But when the police arrived on the scene that morning, they found an incredibly sober individual actually being tailed by a pig on his walk from an Elyria train station.
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“North Ridgeville Police Save Man From Persistent Pig”

May 21

North Ridgeville police assumed the Ohio man was drunk or on drugs. Why else would a person call authorities to say a pig was following him on his walk home at 5 a.m. on a Saturday? But when the police arrived on the scene that morning, they found an incredibly sober individual actually being tailed by a pig on his walk from an Elyria train station.

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 “Hordes of Midges Show up on Cleveland Doppler Radar”
June 4
Those damn midges that invade the city every year are very annoying. But the fact that they actually show up on radar is just bizarre.
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“Hordes of Midges Show up on Cleveland Doppler Radar”

June 4

Those damn midges that invade the city every year are very annoying. But the fact that they actually show up on radar is just bizarre.

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 “Free Goat Yoga Comes to Public Square Tomorrow, in Honor of Our Own GOAT”
June 5
Goat yoga? Huh? Yes, in honor of the former Cleveland Cavalier GOAT (greatest of all time) LeBron James, yoga, with actual goats roaming around Public Square, was actually a thing.
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“Free Goat Yoga Comes to Public Square Tomorrow, in Honor of Our Own GOAT”

June 5

Goat yoga? Huh? Yes, in honor of the former Cleveland Cavalier GOAT (greatest of all time) LeBron James, yoga, with actual goats roaming around Public Square, was actually a thing.

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 “Check Out This Driver Skillfully Going Backwards Down an Ohio Highway”
June 6
It’s incredibly stupid and dangerous to drive backwards anywhere, especially on the highway. That said, to do it without injuring anyone or getting in an accident? We’re impressed.
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“Check Out This Driver Skillfully Going Backwards Down an Ohio Highway”

June 6

It’s incredibly stupid and dangerous to drive backwards anywhere, especially on the highway. That said, to do it without injuring anyone or getting in an accident? We’re impressed.

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