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  • When someone says: “10 years ago”, we think they talk about the 90s.

  • (Come on, I can’t be the only one.)

  • Yet, in just a decade, weve had so many new discoveries and fun facts that brought

  • us closer to understanding how the world works.

  • Let’s go back in time and check it out: 2010

  • Scientists found an ancient finger which belonged to an undiscovered ancestor of ours.

  • The species was given the name Denisovans but were still not sure what they looked

  • like.

  • The world’s tallest building opened in Dubai.

  • It’s the Burj Khalifa and it stands at 2,723 feet.

  • It was also the year of the longest traffic jam in history.

  • It stretched 62 miles and lasted 12 days.

  • Experts found some sharks in the Gulf of Mexico that are as small as 5 & 1/2 inches.

  • They look like mini sperm whales.

  • • A yellow-bellied lizard finally evolved to give birth.

  • It’s a species of an Australian lizard that reproduces by laying eggs.

  • Yet, a few of its kind that live in colder environments, started giving birth to live

  • young instead of eggs.

  • 2011 • The space shuttle Discovery, which had

  • been active since 1984, took its 39th and final flight that year.

  • On October 31st the world population reached 7 billion.

  • Weve discovered Neptune more than 150 years ago.

  • Yet, on July 12th, it completed its first known orbit around the Sun.

  • Yeah it’s probably been doing that a long time, but we didn’t notice.

  • • A person put a grape cut in half in the microwave to discover that it caught fire.

  • Scientists later used that experiment in their physics studies.

  • Okay, to be clear, let’s not go blowing up grapes.

  • 2012 – The year that made us believe that the world would come to an end.

  • Oops, not so fast.

  • Venus passed directly between the Sun and the Earth.

  • This won’t happen again until 2117.

  • NASA landed a rover on Mars called Curiosity.

  • It was the 4th one sent by NASA and it cruised around to find out whether there had been

  • life on Mars.

  • Felix Baumgartner became the first person to break the sound barrier without any mechanical

  • assistance by free-falling from the stratosphere.

  • • A new research by the National Academy of Science found that aging apes experience

  • the same midlife crisis we humans go through.

  • Fishermen found european catfish can take down pigeons.

  • They filmed the fish jumping out of the water and targeting the birds at the shore.

  • Scientists discovered bacteria can use minerals in soil to conduct electricity despite

  • their tiny size.

  • Really shocking news.

  • Scientists studied a 300-year-old unique plant, growing only on two cliffs in Spain.

  • According to their findings, ants are the ones that keep the plant alive.

  • There’s a blue African fruit with the most intensely colored tissue ever found in

  • a biological study.

  • It reflects 30% of light and has a bluish/purple color.

  • 2013 • The California Institute of Technology

  • reported that there are at least 100 billion planets in our galaxy alone.

  • • A skeleton was found beneath a parking lot in England.

  • After months of research, they determined that it belonged to King Richard the third.

  • No sign was found of his car.

  • Scientists discovered that cheetahs don’t overheat when they run at 70 mph despite being

  • the fastest land animals.

  • And I’m sweating sitting here thinking about it.

  • • A study in social psychology concluded that fonts which are harder to read are more

  • convincing.

  • This is because readers are forced to slow down, read things word-by-word, and spend

  • longer thinking about the facts.

  • • A full lab-grown burger was finally made.

  • It took 2 years to produce and it cost 325,000 bucks.

  • Cows across America began to have hope.

  • 2014 • Scientists discovered that water vapor

  • was coming out of the dwarf planetCeres” – that’s also the largest asteroid in

  • our solar system.

  • Archaeologists excavated a site that was below two ancient temples in central Rome.

  • There, they found votive offerings, figurines and drinking vessels too.

  • Maybe even a Vespa.

  • NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft reached Mars for its mission to study the red planet’s

  • atmosphere.

  • • A probe named Rosetta let its lander loose on the 67P comet.

  • It observed the comet’s closest approach to the sun and studied its surface.

  • Scientists studied 48 bird species for over 4 years, and they finally announced that

  • according to genetics, birds evolved from dinosaurs.

  • Researchers studied a pink spot on the head of leatherback sea turtles.

  • As it turned out, it acts as a biological clock which alerts them about changes in sunlight

  • and seasons.

  • Inside the constellation of the Giraffe (yup, seriously), scientists discovered two

  • massive blue stars merging into one.

  • 2015: It was all about space this yearThe spacecraft named Messenger had been

  • sent to study Mercury’s matter, and after 4 years of orbiting the planet, it crashed

  • onto its surface.

  • • 10 years after NASA’s April Fools joke that water existed on Mars, scientists discovered

  • that there’s actually liquid water occasionally flowing on Mars despite its freezing temperature.

  • • A guy named Sven held the world record for the longest birthday ever.

  • His day lasted around 46 hours as he crossed multiple time zones to achieve his goal.

  • NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto and gave us a closer look at what

  • it looks like.

  • Scientists found a huge floating mountain made of water ice.

  • And some signs readinghey, were still a planet”.

  • 2016: • Bottled water was sold more than carbonated

  • soft drinks for the first time ever.

  • The daily Google searches began to approach 3 billion.

  • • 123456 was the most commonly used password for 3 years in a row.

  • The world’s largest blue star sapphire was found in Sri Lanka.

  • It’s a little more than 1,400 carats.

  • • A paleontologist isolated a fossil from 440 million years ago and it was the oldest

  • fossilized fungi ever found.

  • DNA showed that Nile crocodiles, which eat any living being in their path, made their

  • way to Florida’s swamps.

  • The alligators there were not thrilled by this.

  • 2017: • A 16-year-old was asking a fast food chain

  • through social media for free chicken nuggets for a year, and it worked.

  • Why didn’t I think of that?

  • An airline filled a plane with puppies to help them escape from Hurricane Harvey.

  • NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft found a possible energy source for life on Enceladusone

  • of Saturn’s moons.

  • Speaking of, researchers found that you can actuallyhearthe universe through

  • gravitational waves.

  • Those waves came when two neutron stars collided.

  • 2018: • Experts found that citrus fruits go all

  • the way back to the foothills of the Himalayas.

  • There were 65,000-year-old cave paintings in Spain made by the Neanderthals.

  • This makes them the first species on earth to begin documenting history.

  • The world’s oldest message in a bottle was discovered in Australia and it was around

  • 132 years old.

  • It had been thrown from a German ship called Paula in 1886.

  • Scientists also discovered that unlike modern reptiles, dinosaurs possibly shed their

  • skin gradually.

  • During a solar eclipse, scientists found out that bees stopped buzzing.

  • When the moon blocked the sunlight, they all just went quiet.

  • Scientists discovered that even though our eardrums have nothing to do with our sight,

  • they move when our eyes move.

  • Researchers found that we store around 5,000 faces in our memory, yet the number

  • could go as high as 10,000.

  • It was estimated that there are 10 million black holes in our galaxy alone.

  • • A new study showed that some types of spiders can produce milk for their babies,

  • and it’s even more nutritious than cow’s milk.

  • Uh uh, not me.

  • You can go milk a spider.

  • Scientists discovered a new organ in our body that contains little spaces filled with

  • fluid and it holds up to 20% of our body weight.

  • It was proved that playing video games can affect our moods positively and impact

  • our motivation.

  • 2019: • Because our diets changed in the last

  • centuries, scientists found out that our teeth and jaws evolved and altered the way we talk.

  • This year, we saw a naturally green colored puppy being born, it was given the name Hulk.

  • Another one was born two years ago and got the name Forest.

  • I can’t wait for the littlepeato arrive.

  • Hey!

  • What name would you give to a green colored puppy?

  • Let me know down in the comments!

  • Giraffes with dark spots were found to be more dominant than the ones with lighter

  • colored spots.

  • Another research about bees showed that they can do math.

  • They can add, subtract, and understand the concept of Zero.

  • Mars Opportunity Rover’s mission ended after 15 years because of a powerful sandstorm

  • that damaged all communications.

  • • A stolen Picasso painting was finally found in March of 2019 – it was recovered

  • after 20 years by an art detective.

  • We had the first photo of a black hole that made the Internet go crazy.

  • It’s 6.5 billion times the mass of the Sun and 55 million light years away.

  • Vantablack is a material that used to be the darkest human-made object in the world.

  • But now, MIT engineers developed something 10 times darker.

  • It doesn’t have a name yet, but it absorbs more than 99.99% of light.

  • Can’t wait to see what happens this decade!

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