Best Things Related to or that Happened in 2020

2020 has become the worst year of the 21st century, but here are the good things that happened so far.

The Top Ten

1 Return of American Human Spaceflight

For the 1st time in over 8 years 10.5 months (since the last Space Shuttle mission), America has finally put humans into space (aboard a Dragon capsule on a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral in Florida), bringing a new era for American & general human Spaceflight. Furthermore the demo-2 mission became the 1st manned mission from a non-governmented company, making history. Yet 2 astronauts Bob Benkhen & Doug Hurley were involved in it, doing experiments & spacewalks. They eventually landed in Pensacola (also in Florida) via capsule splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico, marking the 1st splashdown of any kind since 1975 (during the end of the last manned Moon mission). They survived every part of the mission (from liftoff to landing). Space exploration is a peak in knowledge & adventures & it takes an unimaginable amount of courage for anyone to go there with even our current technology yet anything could go wrong & even the slightest error can be fatal. Yet this took us away from the ...more

This is the best thing! We need to stay away from all the fighting, panic, and overall negativity and focus more on adventures and exploration. They nailed it. - RunJumpSean

Good! We need more people up there to learn about science and physics. Plus what if Earth became uninhabitable any moment too soon because of how we treat it or I f an asteroid hit us? We need to keep using our resources and knowledge to survive and explore what’s beyond. - Mark

We need to continue this and stay away from all the fighting and wars and hate! America united and space exploration means intelligence! - RonJon

2 2nd HIV Patient on Earth Cured

2020 marks the 2nd time in history a patient with HIV is cured. A miracle of a lifetime. We hope more cures come quicker.

Great one of the few good things about 2020

This needs to happen more often.

3 Australian Bushfires Stopped

Australia has been through perhaps its most extreme bushfire season in modern record of scientific measurements. The fires burned down a whopping ~21% of all trees as well as 2,779 homes & killed over 1.25 billion animals there, perhaps setting a record for biggest loss of any life forms in the 21st century & in modern scientific record since the Toba super volcano eruption more than 73,000 years ago. The fires were caused by a multitude of events (droughts, lightning, manmade arson, pollution/global warming, etc) & although it was far from the deadliest event when it comes to human fatalities it was a historic disaster never to be forgotten. Thankfully the fires stopped as rain & storms put them out. Though if we keep polluting Earth too much these types of fires there & anywhere in the world will be a normal thing every year.

Thank god the bushfires stopped

Thank goodness

4 Last Ebola Patient Discharged in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Even though it’s been years since Ebola became a major epidemic the last patient got discharged in the Democratic republic of Congo, which is great because you never know if/when Ebola will become big again.

5 Lower Manmade Pollution Rate

Ever since COVID19 was invented by China in 2019, it caused the deadliest of any disaster/event to humans in 2020 (far worse than 9/11 or most earthquakes this century), but the most positive thing it did was (as a result of putting us in quarantine) lower the rate of manmade pollution. Nature does it’s things but we took pollution to far too quickly & quarantine from COVID-19 helped us lower the rate & we should keep it minimal if still existent. If we keep polluting so much then lots of life forms including us would go extinct sooner than later.

Hate to burst your bubble but it’s only because we have been in lockdown since March so it’ll go back up again once COVID is back under control

Only for now, at least

6 Disneyland Donated it’s Excess Food to a Foodbank

Disneyland pulled perhaps its boldest move in a generation, donating its excess food to a foodbank. People get hungry & Disney pulled off such a heroic move helping the hungry people. Unlike Disney letting people wait in super long lines in even the harshest conditions & closing down good original attractions & replacing/retheming them into unoriginal garbage, Disney pulled a smart move for once.

7 US and Taliban Peace Agreement

Peace was what we wanted. Without it there would be war.

This is a very good thing keep WW3 away from reality at least for now

This definitely needs to be above anyone’s hair.

8 New Technology Available for Injured/Ill Patients

New technology available from injured or ill patients became available, including technology to treat paralyzed patients. Miracle.

9 Colonel Tom Moore was knighted
10 Confederate Statues Were Taken Down

So removal of history is just ok now. You can't just remove something because people disagree with it. Plus this is just the first step, after statues they will take down flags, then museums, then any mention of something that is now considered racist. Empires have fallen due to the attempted removal of history. It always backfires. I fear the same will happen to us.

No. The only thing accomplished by doing this is erasing history. Just because the Confederacy was bad we still need to at least acknowledge it so we can learn from it and hopefully it will never happen again

History isn't erased. It's still in the textbooks, you can still google about them.

Southern people do not approve.

*facepalms*
I wish people would stop thinking that they could rewrite history.

The Contenders

11 More Endangered Species Became Common
12 Kansas City Chiefs Won the Super Bowl LIV

This was a moment of history for the Super Bowl overall.

Cool but again this is pretty irrelevant tbh

hooray for autistic city chiefs

13 Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande Collaborated for Rain On Me

On May 22nd, Lady Gaga collaborates with Ariana Grande & released their song Rain On Me, which payed homage to 90’s house music & was among the most streamed songs on Spotify in 2020. Yet it broke records including Lady Gaga’s highest debut in Spotify & the official music video was once the highest for Lady Gaga in the 1st 24 hours (at 22M views) beating out Stupid Love (which got 8.5M views in 24 hours) & once held the record for the highest 24 hour debut by an all-female collaboration, beating out Don’t Call Me Angel by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey (which got 21.5M views in 24 hours) until an audio clip of Sour Candy with Blackpink (which hit 23M views in 24 hours). Yet it also payed tribute to the Manchester incident & managed to remain an upbeat dance hit. It was definitely a historic single for Lady Gaga.

14 Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Vice President

Good vice president pick, and I now feel more excited to vote for Joe Biden.
I was also hoping for Susan Rice to be his V.P.

15 Good Music Making a Comeback

We have mostly nasty music filled with dark, vulgar & even racist lyrics since 2017 & it got really bad til some artists like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa & the WeekNd started filling that dark void with some good songs. Though they're only a fraction compared to all the good artists & songs we used to have, it's great to see some artists both old & new make good songs even at a time like this. Yet these good artists are putting effort, creativity & talent into their songs unlike most "artists" these days, which's a refreshment in today's music & entertainment industry, whereas the other "artists" are only trying to sell & make money, proving how greedy they & society became lately.

16 Taylor Swift Released her New Album Folklore

Taylor Swift released her newest album Folklore, which’s her 1st after Lover & it focuses on Indie/folk pop given its name. It’s unlike anything else we have playing today & the closest we’ve ever come to having the old Taylor back. Yet she made it because of how quarantine regarding COVID19 made her feel. it made history in all sorts of ways in music for plays, streaming & scores on charts.

17 Peace Agreement between Israel and UAE

Isn't Gaza bombed for a few days?
Also, was this peace agreement necessary? It's kind of like if the United States and Canada get a peace agreement.

Yes why would a peace agreement be unnecessary? Also USA and Canada are not at war so I don't understand the comparison.

Thank you to NuMetalManiak for this addition.

18 YouTube Deletes Views on BTS's Songs

This was especially true with On.

It's about time

They do that?

19 Carly Rae Jepsen Released her Alternate Album Dedicated Side B

She released the B side of her album Dedicated with a variety of songs from down to upbeat & it became her next #1 of anything (her #1 album on iTunes) breaking her 1 hit wonder status. Congrats Carly for delivering more good music.

20 Justin Bieber Released a New Album

JB is dead to me he’s been a dead horse for years now imagine caring that he released an album in 2020

21 MLS, MLB, NBA, & NHL Return

That’s good but now we get the football dilemma. This’ll be interesting

22 Lana Del Rey dyes her hair yellow

I looked it up and she actually dyed her hair blonde

23 Zendaya Became the Youngest Actress to Win an Emmy for Best Role in a Drama Series

With no expectations, Zendaya won an Emmy award for the youngest actress with the best role in a drama series, Euphoria. She was also the 2nd black person to ever win an Emmy. Groundbreaking history. Her top highlighted reward in life.

24 Taylor Swift’s Album Folklore Debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 & Billboard 200 in the Same Week

The unthinkable happened. Taylor Swift did what no other artist in history did. She became the only artist to have an album debut at #1 on both the Hot 100 & Billboard 200 within 1 week. Like Walt Disney said, it’s fun to do the impossible, which the event was.

A great achievement but I feel like it was very likely that it would happen eventually given how the charts work these days.

25 Lady Gaga Released her New Album Chromatica

Lady Gaga released her album Chromatica after a 3.5 year hiatus. Yet her single Stupid Love marked her return after such years. Plus with COVID19 going on the original schedule was delayed to May 29th & filled with dance songs paying homage to 90’s dance music. Yet her next single Rain On Me (with Ariana Grande) had it’s own music video on YouTube, which gained ~22M views in 24 hours dethroning Stupid Love as her most viewed 24 hour debut (compared to the 8.5M views Stupid Love got in 24 hours) until she released an audio clip of Sour Candy featuring Blackpink which got 23M views in 24 hours, setting her current record for 24 hour YT debut. Though Rain On Me hit #1 on iTunes in 1 hour while Stupid Love hit #1 there in just 48 minutes, the fastest time for 2020. This album was another one revived classic dance music & especially 90’s dance, which’s good because we need good music at a time filled with dark garbage.

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