These 12 Things Prove 2016 Was the Most Unforgettable Year of This Century

Posted on Dec 23, 2016

A lot of things happened in 2016, and not all of them were as bad as we think. Scientific, medical and humanitarian accomplishments are just part of the wonderful things that made 2016 great. Here are some of them.

1. Trees...Trees Everywere

Trees...Trees Everywere
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India has made a new record in planting trees. In just one day, they managed to plant over 50 million sprouts.

2. Huge Success of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Huge Success of the Ice Bucket Challenge
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Thanks to people all around the world who participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, scientists have discovered a gene that causes ALS. Finding the cure is just a matter of time!

3. The Game That Changed Everything

The Game That Changed Everything
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Pokemon GO was a big hit in 2016, but the best part was that it made people go outside and explore their neighborhoods.

4. We Saved Tigers from Extinction

We Saved Tigers from Extinction
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Now there are 690 tigers more than last year. It this, continues there will be more than 7,000 tigers by the year 2022.

5. This Cat Became a Diplomat

This Cat Became a Diplomat
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Palmerston looks like an ordinary cat, but the is actually very special. He lives in the Foreign Office department in London and he is the 'Chief Mouser' there.

6. Juno Has Landed

Juno Has Landed
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The Juno spacecraft has reached Jupiter. Juno's main mission is to give us data about how our solar system was created.

7. A Breakthrough in Cancer Research

A Breakthrough in Cancer Research
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A gene-editing procedure developed in China has a great potential in treating lung cancer.

8. Goats Are a Man's Best Friend

Goats Are a Man's Best Friend
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Goats are affectionate to humans just as much as dogs are. They are also very intelligent. So if you want a new pet, scientists in 2016 said you should choose a goat!

9. Solar Planes

Solar Planes
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A plane that uses solar power has finished its trip around the world by landing in Abu Dhabi. This will soon make jet fuel a thing of the past.

10. SpaceX

SpaceX
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In 2016, Elon Musk and his company proved that one day, space travel will be cheap, by successfully conducting tests on their reusable rockets.

11. Less Deaths Caused by Malaria

Less Deaths Caused by Malaria
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According to the World Health Organisation, deaths caused by malaria have been reduced by a remarkable 60%.

12. A New Hope for the Green Sea Turtle

A New Hope for the Green Sea Turtle
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Just like tigers, green sea turtles are not endangered anymore.
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