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Philadelphia-Area Stories That Dominated Social Media in 2016

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    Philadelphia-Area Stories That Dominated Social Media in 2016

    As the end of 2016 nears, take a look at the local stories that dominated on social media. 

    5. NJ Governor Chris Christie's Mop Comment

    During his presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faced criticism over the Jersey Shore flooding. He sarcastically responded, "You want me to go down there with a mop?"  

    4. Penn State's Squirrel Girl

    Penn State senior Mary Krupa-- also known as the Squirrel Whisperer-- became an online sensation for placing hats on squirrels and making small accessories for them.

    3. #Blizzard2016: HoverShoveling Banana Man

    After a historic blizzard hit the tri-state at the start of the year, an NBC10 viewer found a creative way to shovel the snow.

    2. Centenarian Finishes Race at Penn Relays, breaks record 

    A 100-year-old Penn Relays participant finished a race for the ages-- breaking a record while she was at it.

    1.   #Blizzard2016: HS Boys' Swim Team Take a Snow Dive 

    The 2016 snow storm didn't stop the Hatboro Horsham High School boys' swim team from getting a few strokes in.