The 20 Most Fascinating Nonhumans Of 2011

Last year we demanded that Barbara Walters’ monopoly over what’s “most fascinating” must end. We insisted that the scope of her annual list–the 10 most fascinating people of the year–is too narrow. So to celebrate all the fascinating nonhuman things from 2011–both the glorious and miserable–we created this list, which we will now reprise for 2011.

This collection includes foods, clothing and one weapon. It’s rich but we had to draw the line somewhere, so leave a comment with what you think is most fascinating nonhuman of 2011. Onwards with all the material objects and other things that don’t share our DNA.

1. I AM T-Pain Mic

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“It is the most fun toy of the moment.” –Hollywood Life

2. Pepper spray

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The preferred weapon of power-tripping police and deranged holiday shoppers.

3. The Flaming Lips’ gummy fetuses

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Each gummy fetus contains a USB drive preloaded with three new songs. Get your own fetus today!

4. Drake’s Cosby sweaters

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It’s how to get sentimental with style.

5. The crazy, nastyass Honey Badger

Honey Badger don’t care.

6. Escaped Bronx Zoo animals: cobra and peahen

On the run (and on Twitter) for six days and about three days, respectively.

7. Pippa Middleton’s behind

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It’s almost royalty.

8. Tim Tebow

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He’s a god, not a mere human.

9. Gucci Mane’s face tattoo

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It’s dessert time all the time.

10. Jay-Z & Kanye’s “Otis” Maybach

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Valued at approximately $300,000. Destroyed in an ill three-minute video.

11. Lil Wayne’s leopard print jeggings

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You gotta admit — he really pulls it off.

12. Skyrim

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The reason your gamer friend wasn’t exposed to sunlight for an extended period of time.

13. Siri

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But remember that you can’t rely on iPhone’s virtual assistant to direct you to an abortion clinic.

14. All of the meat consumed by Ron Swanson

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15. Zombies

Move over, vampires. “The Walking Dead,” “Death Valley” and others have brought the flesh-eaters back to the foreground. Here’s your full zombie rundown.

16. Spotify US

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Move over, Pandora.

17. Exotic animals on the loose in Ohio

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Just 50 exotic animals running around a small town. Nothing to see here.

18. Anthony Weiner’s boxer briefs

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He’s just happy to see you.

19. Words With Friends

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The addictive word game blew up this year and even got Alec Baldwin thrown off a plane, if you believe his version of the story.

20. The Muppets

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See if you can find Waldo in the picture.

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