Here Are The Wildest Things That Have Happened In 2023 So Far, And We're Only Two Weeks In

    We're just a few days in, but 2023 is already proving that she will not be dull.

    2023 has come in with a serious roar. Seriously, there has been no shortage of big news stories since the year kicked off.

    Ranging from serious to silly, it's kind of remarkable how many highs and lows the first weeks of the year have brought.

    In case you haven't been paying attention, this is what 2023 is like so far.

    1. Massachusetts mom Ana Walshe allegedly disappeared on New Year's Day but wasn't reported missing until three days later.

    Police press conference about Ana Walshe, whose photo can be seen in the background

    Most recently, prosecutors have said that Ana's phone pinged on her home on both Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 — when surveillance video obtained during the police investigation revealed that Brian went to Home Depot and purchased $450 worth of cleaning supplies.

    Police investigators remove a box from the home of Ana Walshe

    2. Damar Hamlin's injury shook the entire country on the first Monday of the year.

    Buffalo Bills players huddle and pray after teammate Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field

    At the time of the incident, no one would have believed that Damar would be released from the hospital just a week later.

    Buffalo Bills fans hold up signs in support of Damar Hamlin during their regular season finale against the New England Patriots

    3. Jeremy Renner was critically injured by his own snowplow as he tried to help a stranded driver.

    4. California's rotating storm system (aka the bomb cyclone) has been wreaking havoc throughout the state with flooding rains.

    Aerial view shows a damaged pier is split in Capitola, California, on January 9, 2023

    5. It took 15 votes to pick a speaker of the House.

    Kevin McCarthy raising his hand as speaker of the House

    Oh, and a fight broke out while they were figuring it all out.

    Mike Rogers being restrained after lunging at Matt Gaetz

    6. Hailey Bieber came out with a "Nepo Baby" T-shirt.

    Hailey Bieber wearing the T-shirt and jeans on January 6, 2023, in Los Angeles

    7. Prince Harry was airing his family out ahead of the release of his memoir.

    Prince Harry in his 60 Minutes interview with Anderson Cooper

    8. Céline Dion supporters started a protest outside of Rolling Stone's New York City offices for not including her on their list of the 200 greatest singers.

    9. A 6-year-old in Virginia shot his teacher with his mom's gun.

    Police tape hangs from a sign post outside Richneck Elementary School following a shooting on January 7, 2023, in Newport News, Virginia

    10. Jen Shah was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to a telemarketing scam.

    Jen Shah is seen leaving Manhattan federal court after receiving a sentence for conspiracy to commit wire fraud on January 6, 2023, in New York City

    11. Rap veteran Gangsta Boo, born Lola Mitchell, died at age 43 on Jan. 2.

    Gangsta Boo performs during the 2022 NBA playoffs between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies on May 1, 2022, at FedExForum in Memphis

    12. Tristan Thompson's mom, Andrea Thompson, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Jan. 6.

    Andrea Thompson smiles at Tristan Thompson at the Amari Thompson Soiree in support of Epilepsy Toronto at the Globe and Mail Centre on August 9, 2018, in Toronto

    13. An author named Susan Meachen, who was previously believed to have died by suicide in September 2020, revealed that she's been alive this whole time and did it to boost book sales.

    Author Susan Meachen, who allegedly died by suicide in September 2020, returned to Facebook this week to reveal that she isn't actually dead — she just needed a break from social media.

    Nomi Rki / EyeEm / Getty Images / Via Twitter: @RollingStone

    An anti-bullying anthology was published in her honor after a statement allegedly written by a family member claimed that she was bullied to death by her online community of writers and book industry folks.

    14. New York City nurses at two major hospitals have been on strike since Jan. 9.

    Nurses from Mount Sinai Hospital strike outside the hospital on January 9, 2023, in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan

    15. Eight Is Enough star Adam Rich died at the age of 54.

    Adam as an adult in a suit and tie

    16. The Mega Millions jackpot tipped over $1 billion.

    $1 billion–plus Mega Millions jackpot sign

    Needless to say, it's been an intense first few days. What do you think has been 2023's most surprising moment so far? Sound off in the comments.