1. An adorable robot successfully hitchhiked across Canada
Yup, you read that right. HitchBOT, a friendly, trivia-loving robot was set loose on the side of the road in Nova Scotia with the goal of reaching Victoria, BC. With intelligent access to Wikipedia, Instagram, and Twitter, HitchBOT made its way across the country by getting picked up by friendly Canadian strangers. Being polite is one thing; being too polite to pass a hitchhiking robot is a whole other level.