Top 10 Most Interesting Facts About 2016
Interesting facts 2016: A year is the orbital period of a planetary body, for example, the Earth, moving in its orbit around the Sun. Due to the Earth’s axial tilt, the course of a year sees the passing of the seasons, marked by a change in weather, the hours of daylight.
1. “The election “
It was a big part of 2016 so let’s just get it over with. Okay, so in case you missed it, like there any chance of that, the new leader of Freedom™ (USA) was finally electe in November. DONALD TRUMP is electe president. These are the biggest interesting facts 2016.
2. “Killing of Harambe“
In the midst of this political fiasco, the world collectively decided it was time to obsess over the death of a gorilla. The gorilla, named Harambe, shot to death at a zoo in the US after he got a hold of a child. The incident received international coverage and induced global controversy. Not only because the photo click vertically but also because Harambe was, well, killed. Something that many argued could’ve avoided.
3. “Brexit” the new election party.
The withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union. 2016 also the year the UK voted to leave the European Union in a highly controversial referendum known as Brexit. Not to be confuse with the highly controversial vote to eat Breakfast. ANDREW R. T. DAVIES: Mark my words. We will make breakfast… Brexit! AARON HESLEHURST: Worldwide export drive saying breakfast? NICOLA STURGEON: Brexit means breakfast.
4.” KnowYourMeme” the page on social sites.
It’s difficult to pinpoint the single most widespread meme or viral trend of 2016 so I guess the entirety of the US election will have to suffice. I mean, it even receives a dedicat page on KnowYourMeme.com and we all know why. DONALD TRUMP: I’m very highly educate. I know words, I have the best words. Mr. Trump may have won the electoral vote, we all know that the true champion of the election was none other than Ken Bone.
5. “Mossack Fonseca”: a Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider.
A leak known as the Panama Papers unraveled over the course of 2016. The leak consisted of 11.5 million documents and originated from a Panamanian law firm known as Mossack Fonseca. Some people with direct or indirect ties to these documents include the Prime Minister of Iceland, the President of Argentina, friends, and relatives of Vladimir Putin, the King of Saudi Arabia, the Prime Minister of Italy, various people connected to the Clinton family, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, members and Presidents of FIFA, Lionel Messi, Tiger Woods, Jackie Chan, Simon Cowell, and many many others.
6. Anniversaries of: PlayStation3, The Flintstones, World War II, World War I.
10 years ago; the Nintendo Wii and Play Station3 were released. Twitter is launch. Google acquired YouTube. The two sitcoms That ’70s Show and Malcolm in the Middle concluded. And the solar system lost a planet as the word “planet” was formally redefined and as a consequence. So Pluto downgraded to a dwarf planet. 50 years ago; Star Trek began while the animated show The Flintstones concluded after six seasons. 75 years ago; the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and consequently lead to the United States’ entry into World War II. 100 years ago; one of the bloodiest battles in not only World War I. But all of human history, known as the Battle of the Somme claimed the lives of over a million soldiers.
7. “Pokémon”: Traffic accidents, and even a few deaths.
Pokémon became a widespread phenomenon. This year due to the immensely popular mobile augment reality game Pokémon Go. It’s download over half a billion time and praised for incentivizing people to become more physically and socially active. However, it also generated controversy due to various accidents and safety concerns. Some examples include people getting lost, increase inattentiveness, trespassings, traffic accidents, and even a few deaths.
8. “Gülen movement”t: Over 300 people were kill.
On the 15th of July, soldiers marched unto the streets of Istanbul and other major cities across Turkey. They were part of a faction of the Turkish military who want to overthrow. The Turkish government due to various political motivations. So Over 300 people killed as a result of but the coup. Tens of thousands were arrested and detained in the aftermath and the president of Turkey issued a three-month state of emergency. It’s believed that the coup leaders where part of a movement known as the Gülen movement. That is led by an Islamic preacher living in the United States.
9. “The Galaxy Note 7″: Burst into flames or even explode.
On August 19th, Samsung released its latest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7. Demand for the phone was initially high and sales exceeded expectations. But then, something interesting happened. Reports from all over the globe suggested that the phone had severe issues with overheating. A defect that was so extreme that the phone could literally burst into flames or even explode. Production of the Galaxy Note 7 was eventually discontinued and the company lost an estimated $17 billion due to the mishap.
10.” That 2016 has not been great”.
As divisive as this year has been for many, most seem to agree that 2016 has not been great. And I must concur as it was truly a challenge to find positive things to say about 2016. Natural disasters. Unnatural disasters. Celebrities and other public figures passing away.