There is no political event on the planet quite like the US presidential election. It truly is an absurd spectacle.
Yes, it's very important, but no other country spends as much time or energy deciding how to elect its next leader.
The US presidential election is like a non-stop, two-year reality TV show.
During that time, candidates spend astronomical amounts of money on their campaigns while saying and doing whatever they can to win over voters.
It's one of the greatest sources of entertainment on earth!
If you're a cynic, you might view it all as one big distraction from more pressing matters. While that's probably true in many ways, there's so much focus on the election because it ultimately has a huge impact on the country and the wider world.
And if you're enjoying all of it, there's still roughly nine months until election day... so, plenty to look forward to.
Every presidential election has memorable moments -- sometimes inspiring, sometimes offensive and sometimes just plain odd.
It's fair to say the 2016 election has been one of the strangest in recent memory, so we compiled a list of some of the weirdest highlights up to this point.
Whether you're feeling positive or negative about this election, there's no way to deny how funny some of these are.