Australia could not get enough of the American election .
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Like slowing down to gawk at a automobile disintegrate, Australia could not get enough of the U.S. ballot in 2016.

It was the most talked about topic amongst the 15 million or so Australians sharing poles on Facebook this year, according to the company’s own data. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and shark attacks rounded out the top three. So, all in all, a remarkably dismal year.

According to Mia Garlick, administrator of Facebook policy for Australia and New Zealand, 289 million people in the world established 10 billion interactions – likes, observations, shares and original poles from the working day Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president in Mar ., 2015 through to poll period this November.

“The fact that the US election did not are available in the top ten most talked about topics by Australians in 2015 suggests that 2016 was its first year that got Australians most hired about national elections, ” she said.

And why not? The whole act was, and continues to be, C.R.A.Z.Y .

Alongside Turnbull, right-wing politician Pauline Hanson was the only other local politico to induce the top 10 roll. Australia deemed its own referendum this year, but apparently the whole rigmarole wasn’t quite as engaging as Clinton v. Trump.

Here’s your 2016 “most talked about” directory, Australia. And here’s hoping 2017 is slightly more cheery.

1. U.S. Elections

A family waits for President-elect Donald Trump to take the stage at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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2. Malcolm Turnbull

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attends the ceremony of the G-2 0 Summit on September 4, 2016 in Hangzhou, China.

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3. Shark Attacks

A lifeguard patrols Shelly Beach after a shark attack.

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4. David Bowie

Flowers, candles and images sit at a monumental outside of the late musician and performer David Bowie’s apartment that he shared with his wife on January 11, 2016 in New York City.

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5. Pokmon Go

Pokemon GO musicians encounter at Sydney Opera House on July 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

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6. Pauline Hanson

Pauline Hanson’s autobiography, “Untamed& Unashamed: The Autobiography.”

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7. Western Bulldogs and AFL Grand Final

Luke Dahlhaus of the Bulldogs celebrates during the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 01, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

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8. Brexit

A man ripples the EU flag outside the Supreme Court during the first day of a hearing into whether Parliament’s consent is required before the Brexit process can begin, on December 5, 2016 in London, England.

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9. Rodrigo Duterte

Leftist activists rally in Manila to show support for Rodrigo Duterte during his promise to agency on June 30, 2016 in Manila, Philippines.

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10. Olympics

Flag bearer Anna Meares of Australia contributes her crew during the course of its Welcoming ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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