Philadelphia-Area Stories That Dominated Social Media in 2016

Top 2016 Social Stories

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?"  

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Philly School Reopens After Being Closed Due to Asbestos

Police Seek Driver Who Fatally Struck Father in Montco

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. 

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