As we inch closer to bid adieu to 2019, it would be fair enough to talk about the most talked issues/things in 2019 from across the world. So from culture, memes, music, this and that, here are the most famous topics that made headlines in 2019.
1. Amazon Rainforest Fires
Forest fires are certainly common in the Amazon Forest in Brazil, however, this year was dreadful for both the rain forest, as well as the planet. In August 2019, Brazil’s space research center INPE said the Amazon rainforest has suffered an 84% increase in forest fires from 2018.
Quoted as the lungs of the Earth, the 2019 Amazon fire didn’t only affect the ecological balance of the planet but also killed rare flora and fauna in the forest. Amid the fire, #PrayforAmazon trended across the world.
2. Avengers: Endgame
A Marvel movie is no less than a celebration across the world. Certainly, the celebration got a tad bit joyful with the coming of Avengers: Endgame.
The conclusion to 2018’s Infinity war broke numerous records including the record for highest-grossing film of all time, the highest opening weekend gross, and the fastest cumulative grosses through $2.5 billion.
3. The First Picture Of The Black Hole
On April 10, the Event Horizon Telescope captured the first-ever photo of a black hole. The photo-release event was historical because the image of the black hole shared similarity with Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
The black hole lies in a galaxy called M87.
4. The Notre Dame Cathedral Fire
April seems to be the year when a lot had happened. On April 15, a fire started in the 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The quick ablaze set down the UNESCO Heritage site’s spire completely. Notably, Notre Dam is the same Cathedral where the coronation of French Emperor Napoleon I was held.
Thereafter, the Cathedral was shut down for reconstruction purposes. Huge money from across the world has been donated for the reconstruction of the Cathedral.
5. Ok Boomer
Ok Boomer, is a viral internet slang phrase used, often in a humorous or ironic manner, to call out or dismiss opinions associated with the baby boomer generation and older people more generally.
In 2019, OK Bommer became the 5th most talked thing with kids and young adults creating art projects, merchandise, memes, across the phrase.
6. Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Remix Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
Lil Nas X released a remix of his song “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, and the country community was split on how to take the country-trap bop.
7. The ‘Joker’ Movie
With an 8.7 IMDb rating, the film, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. As he is isolated and bullied by society, Fleck tolls into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as The Joker.
Joker was the sixth-highest grossing movie of 2019 and the first R-rated movie to pass the billion-dollar mark at the worldwide box office.
8. Greta Thunberg’s UN Address
Greta Thunberg’s speech on Climate Change in the United Nations General Assembly was the 8th most talked-about thing in 2019. The 16-year-old Swedish student with her powerful speech started a trend that had people talking about the dire need to adapt to sustainable development.
Here is the full speech.
9. The Christchurch Mosque Terror Attacks
On March 15, a white terrorist gunned and live-streamed two shootings at the Al Noor Mosque and the Lindwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand. The incident killed more than 50 people. And also evoked a terrorist response like bomb blasts in Srilanka on Easter eve.
10. Hurricane Dorian
Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas in September and continued up through the East Coast from Florida to Canada. When Dorian struck the Bahamas, it was a Category 5 storm, the strongest storm to have ever touched down on the island. The storm officially claimed at least 45 victims and was the 10 most talked topic of 2019.