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Top 100 Humor Trends in 2016

From Humorous Political Promotions to Excrement-Themed Cafes

— January 28, 2017 — Pop Culture
With the past year's constant volatility and often alarming political and social issues, the 2016 humor trends were the only things that kept many people in good spirits. Some of the more prominent forms of humor came in response to politics, as well as novelty stores and services.

With this year's American election, there were times when only humor could keep people distracted. Brands have decided to take advantage of the election season to promote their own causes, and are using humor to do this. 'Nurx,' is one such example, with the company offering free birth control for women who use the code 'DonaldTrump' on their site. The promotion is in direct response to the president-elect's stances on women's reproductive rights, and the promotional image itself uses an image that features Donald's face over the Grinch as he steals birth control from a stocking.

The 'Poop Cafe Dessert Bar' is an excrement-themed restaurant that uses humor in order to capture the attention of consumers. The Toronto-based cafe works to use a controversial, "shock" theme that is likely to elicit disgust in some, but laughs in many others.

By using humor, brands are able to capture consumer attention in a way that is much more engaging than other marketing techniques – particularly when that humor is relevant to current events or universal experiences. Trend Hunter's annual innovation conference Future Festival provides attendees with ways in which brands can capitalize on pop culture trends.
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Humorous Menstruation Webisodes
Humorous Menstruation Webisodes
'Period Piece' Explores the Evolution of Menstruation Over Time
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99
Comedic Rap Releases
Comedic Rap Releases
Kevin Hart's 'Chocolate Droppa' Character is Releasing a Real Rap Album
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98
Satirical Diversity-Promoting Services
Satirical Diversity-Promoting Services
This Fake Service Makes a Strong Statement About Diversity
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97
City-Wide Pillow Fights
City-Wide Pillow Fights
This Urban Pillow Fight Takes Place in the Heart of Toronto
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96
Comical Politician Candles
Comical Politician Candles
The Politicandles by Wildfang Celebrate the US Presidential Candidates
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95
Fantasy Insurance Claims
Fantasy Insurance Claims
'Claim of Thrones' Lets GoT Fans See Claim Values for Injury and Death
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94
Presidential Beer Cans
Presidential Beer Cans
The Bernie Weisse Beer is Inspired by Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders
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93
Slang-Inspired Chip Branding
Slang-Inspired Chip Branding
This Chips Brand Concept Uses Humor and Graphics to Sell Itself
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92
Presidential Toddler Campaigns
Presidential Toddler Campaigns
The 'Zoe for President' Ad Urges Childhood Education & Protection
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91
Political Profile Replacement Tools
Political Profile Replacement Tools
This Extension Replaces Images of Donald Trump with Burgers
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90
Burrito-Themed Dating Platforms
Burrito-Themed Dating Platforms
The Burrit-OH! Site Matches Users Based on Burrito Compatibility
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89
Stand-Up Streaming Apps
Stand-Up Streaming Apps
Comedy Apps Like Laugh.ly's Laugh Radio Make Streaming Sets Simple
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88
Political Contraceptive Promotions
Political Contraceptive Promotions
Nurx is Offering Free Birth Control in Donald Trump's Name
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Actor Freak Out Meters
Actor Freak Out Meters
The 'Nic Cage Rage Page' Invites Users to Try and Match the Actor's Scream
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86
Personalized Emoji Contests
Personalized Emoji Contests
'Become an Emoji' will Create Custom Emoticons for Those that Enter
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85
Comedic Fast Food Ads
Comedic Fast Food Ads
This Burger King Mockumentary Chronicles a Whopper Blackout
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84
Disney-Inspired Movie Posters
Disney-Inspired Movie Posters
This Poster Series from CollegeHumor Mocks the 2016 Oscars
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83
Dinosaur-Edited Celebrity Photos
Dinosaur-Edited Celebrity Photos
Lorenz Valentino Edits Himself into Celebrity Instagram Photos
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82
Stylish Survival Webseries
Stylish Survival Webseries
The 'End Times Girls Club' Offers Tips for Keeping Cute Post-Apocalypse
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81
Humorous Celebrity Sunscreens
Humorous Celebrity Sunscreens
This Charitable Sunscreen Brand Supports Victims of Skin Cancer
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80
Anxiety-Simulating Magazines
Anxiety-Simulating Magazines
This Fake Magazine is Filled with Content Concerning Anxiety Problems
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79
Realistic Morning Routine Ads
Realistic Morning Routine Ads
This Organic Valley Ad Shows What Women's Mornings are Really Like
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78
Curse Word Coloring Books
Curse Word Coloring Books
This Adult Coloring Book is Filled with International Curse Words
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77
Actor-Inspired Cookbooks
Actor-Inspired Cookbooks
'Fat Brad' Recreates the Most Iconic Meals Eaten by Brad Pitt in Film
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Gorilla Meme Video Games
Gorilla Meme Video Games
'Harambe vs. Capcom' is a Fighter Game Featuring the Late Primate
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Cartoon-Specific Search Engines
Cartoon-Specific Search Engines
The Frinkiac Lets Fans Search Simpsons Quotes and Screenshots
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74
Manly Yoga Guides
Manly Yoga Guides
The 'Broga Book' Helps Young Men Achieve Mindfulness
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73
Viral Cat Commercials
Viral Cat Commercials
This German Commercial Follows Grocery Shopping Cats with a Meowing Song
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Exploded Battery Phone Stickers
Exploded Battery Phone Stickers
UNIQFIND's Samsung Galaxy Note7 Case Plays on Its Discontinuation
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71
Potato Love Notes
Potato Love Notes
MysteryPotato is a Mail Service That Lets You Send a Potato With a Nice Message
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70
Excuse-Generating Apps
Excuse-Generating Apps
The Gotta Go! App Helps Users Get Out of Awkward Situations
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69
Snack-Storing Watches
Snack-Storing Watches
The 'Bento Watch' is a Piece of Wearable Tech for Those Who Like to Snack
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68
DIY Politician Pinatas
DIY Politician Pinatas
Wholesale Party Supplies Created Instructions for a Donald Trump Pinata
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67
TV Show-Inspired Wines
TV Show-Inspired Wines
This Wine is Inspired by a Character from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
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66
Pizza-Themed Sleepaway Camps
Pizza-Themed Sleepaway Camps
Pizza Camp is an Overnight Camp for Adults Who Love the Cheesy Dish
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65
Fortune-Telling Napkins
Fortune-Telling Napkins
The 'Topics for the Table Napkins' Provide an Ice Breaker Activity
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Twerking Drink Mixing Ads
Twerking Drink Mixing Ads
Semtex's 'Twerk Shaker' Commercial Revolutionizes How Drinks are Made
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Rapper-Flavored Ice Creams
Rapper-Flavored Ice Creams
Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream is Hosting a Kanye Flavor Week
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62
Dramatic Weiner Makeup
Dramatic Weiner Makeup
Grace Helbig's National Hot Dog Day Look is Inspired by Drag Queen Makeup
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61
Canned Meat-Themed Museums
Canned Meat-Themed Museums
The Spam Museum Celebrates the History of Canned Meat
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60
Humorous Presidential Emojis
Humorous Presidential Emojis
These Political Emojis are Available for Super Tuesday 2016
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59
Parody Campaign Ads
Parody Campaign Ads
The 'Hillary Clinton: Meme Queen 2016' Ad Has a Fake Hillary Acting Out Memes
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58
Anime Character Burgers
Anime Character Burgers
These Colorful Pokéburgers Cater to Pokémon GO Enthusiasts
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Romantic Cat Food Ads
Romantic Cat Food Ads
This Sheba Cat Food Commercial Shows Just How Devoted Its Pet Owners Are
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56
Political Protest Pins
Political Protest Pins
Sagmeister & Walsh Created a Line of Anti-Donald Trumps to Combat His Views
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55
Satirical Disney Skate Apparel
Satirical Disney Skate Apparel
Castle Bolt's Lookbook Plays on Iconic Disney Designs
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Camouflaged Anime Photography
Camouflaged Anime Photography
Jules Perron's Project Cleverly Situates Pokémon Monsters in Nature
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53
Grumpy Green Monster Sneakers
Grumpy Green Monster Sneakers
Reebok Adapted Its Instapump Fury Into Festive Grinch Shoes
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Movie-Themed Apartment Rentals
Movie-Themed Apartment Rentals
The Netflix and Chill Airbnb Brings a Cheeky Euphemism to Life
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Anime-Transformed Monuments
Anime-Transformed Monuments
A Spherical Statue in Russia Was Painted to Look Like a Huge Poké Ball
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Floral Music Video Apparel
Floral Music Video Apparel
These Hoodies and Tees Celebrate the Travis Scott 90210 Music Video
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49
Viral Style Clips
Viral Style Clips
Advertisements and Pop Culture are Embracing the 'Damn, Daniel' Meme
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Political Estate Billboards
Political Estate Billboards
Jeff Cook Real Estate Offers to Help Americans Move to Canada
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Dating App Card Games
Dating App Card Games
This Tinder-Based Card Game Pokes Fun at Online Dating
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46
Satirical Political Picture Books
Satirical Political Picture Books
This Humorous Book Mocks Donald Trump's Iconic Hairstyle
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Adult-Oriented Board Games
Adult-Oriented Board Games
'Odious Lists' is an Outrageous Spin on a Classic Party Game
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Anime Blog Parodies
Anime Blog Parodies
College Humor Reimagined Pokémon Creatures as Misunderstood New Yorkers
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Unsightly Holiday Sweater Collections
Unsightly Holiday Sweater Collections
Whoopi Goldberg's Holiday Sweaters are Delightfully Garish
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Excrement-Themed Cafes
Excrement-Themed Cafes
This Toronto Dessert Restaurant is Looking to Change Peoples' Ideas of Poop
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Unobtainable Body Parodies
Unobtainable Body Parodies
Buzzfeed Shows Men Trying to Fit into the Ideal Female Body Image
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40
Gay Cartoon Couples
Gay Cartoon Couples
Nickelodeon is Introducing Its First Gay Couple in 'The Loud House'
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Lying Politician Timepieces
Lying Politician Timepieces
This Donald Trump Watch Features the Politician with a Growing Nose
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Streetwear-Clad Republican Posters
Streetwear-Clad Republican Posters
Kidult's 'Pax Americana' Project Shows Donald Trump in Supreme
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Dramatic Jam Branding
Dramatic Jam Branding
These Jam Jars Feature Over-the-Top Labeling
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Meta Designer Tee Parodies
Meta Designer Tee Parodies
This Wil Fry Shirt Pokes Fun at Buzzworthy Fashion Collective Vetements
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35
Retro OS App Filters
Retro OS App Filters
Misha Petrick Designed What Windows 95 Instagram Would've Looked Like
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34
Cinematic Clothing Ads
Cinematic Clothing Ads
This Laundry Print Ad for Lenor Spotlights Legendary Outfits from Film
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Comical Masculine Scent Ads
Comical Masculine Scent Ads
These Old Spice Commercials Show Men Claiming Power Through Scent
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Cheesy Branded Apparel
Cheesy Branded Apparel
The Cheetos Fashion Line is Perfect to Relax in While Enjoying the Snack
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Internet Meme Board Games
Internet Meme Board Games
The 'What Do You Meme?' Card Board Game Has Players Caption Memes
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Brawny Presidential Coloring Books
Brawny Presidential Coloring Books
This Coloring Book Features Images of a Brawny Bernie Sanders
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Movie Character Vodka Ads
Movie Character Vodka Ads
The Latest CIROC Campaign Stars Ben Stiller as the Iconic Zoolander
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Fast Food Raps
Fast Food Raps
These Drawings Highlight Kanye West's Poem About McDonald's Food
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Anonymous Cologne Deliveries
Anonymous Cologne Deliveries
The 'My Friend Smells' Service Sends Cologne to Foul-Smelling Friends
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Modeling Doll Campaigns
Modeling Doll Campaigns
This Campaign Features a Doll of Derek Zoolander and Barbie on Instagram
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Reimagined Object Art
Reimagined Object Art
Alessio F Flips Iconic Brands and Objects to Convey a Comical Message
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Comedic Mother's Day Ads
Comedic Mother's Day Ads
The Agency 'Mother New York' Put a Creative Spin on Mother's Day
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Hilariously Photoshopped Model Shots
Hilariously Photoshopped Model Shots
Kirby Jenner Includes Himself in Kendall's Fabulous Life
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Comically Insulting Card Games
Comically Insulting Card Games
This New Cards Against Humanity Game Mocks Donald Trump
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Fake Memorial Murals
Fake Memorial Murals
'lushsux' Depicted the Internet's Response to the Recent Taylor Swift Feud
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Arcade-Game Inspired Suits
Arcade-Game Inspired Suits
This Nostalgia-Inducing Pac-Man Suit is Perfect for Gamers
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Satirical Fashion Posters
Satirical Fashion Posters
Jeff Wysaski Put Up Posters in a Mall That Featured Fake Fashion Advice
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Romantic Texting Greeting Cards
Romantic Texting Greeting Cards
This Valentine's Day Cards Express Comical Virtual Communication
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Presidential Cereal Boxes
Presidential Cereal Boxes
These Collectible Cereal Boxes Feature Presidential Candidates
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Mugshot Princess Portraits
Mugshot Princess Portraits
These Depictions Showcase Disney Characters as Florida News Headlines
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Cartoon Coffee Cartoons
Cartoon Coffee Cartoons
Sam Milham Creates Exhausted Cartoon Renditions of Popular Figures
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Social Media-Requested Photos
Social Media-Requested Photos
James Fridman Takes Social Media Photo Editing Requests Literally
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Ultra-Cozy Wearable Duvets
Ultra-Cozy Wearable Duvets
This Hotel Chain is Making Bedding That Can Be Taken on the Go
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Political Disney Parodies
Political Disney Parodies
This Donald Trump Parody Targets the Candidate's Distrustfulness
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Job-Representing Products
Job-Representing Products
Dennis Chen Humorously Describes Jobs Using Well-known Brands
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10
Silly Secret Menus
Silly Secret Menus
The Cartoon Carte du Jour Highlights Some Surprisingly Strange Take-Out Meals
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Parody Red Carpet Looks
Parody Red Carpet Looks
Tom Lenk Recreated Red Carpet Looks with Hilarious Low Cost Alternatives
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8
Satirical Logo Consultations
Satirical Logo Consultations
GenitalsOrNot.com Spots and Then Stops Humorously Bad Logo Designs
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Political Parody Portraits
Political Parody Portraits
These Strange Donald Trump Artworks Represent How Some See Him
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Satirical Award Show Campaigns
Satirical Award Show Campaigns
This SatirAd Points Out The Narcissistic Nature of Award Ceremonies
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Costumed Cat Photography
Costumed Cat Photography
This Cat Photographer Captures His Pet with Humorous Edited Additions
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Pop Culture Baby Costumes
Pop Culture Baby Costumes
This LA Mom Comically Dresses Her Son to Look Like Pop Culture Figures
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3
Nude Dating Shows
Nude Dating Shows
Naked Attraction Hopes That Its Contests Will Fall in Love at Fist Sight
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2
Makeup-Free Disney Villains
Makeup-Free Disney Villains
These Illustrations Depict the Iconic Disney Villains Without Makeup
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Streetwear-Clad Cartoon Characters
Streetwear-Clad Cartoon Characters
Tommy Bates Clothes The Simpsons in High-Street Fashion
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