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10 Interesting Facts About 2020

10 Interesting Facts About 2020

This year isn’t just about COVID-19 and protesting. Here are 10 interesting facts about 2020.

A crazy year, indeed! Here are 10 interesting facts about 2020.

We’re only halfway through 2020, and so many events have happened. Between the Australian Wild Fires, coronavirus pandemic, and protesting for social justice, we sometimes forget to read about the other news stories that are reported. As a way to get your mind off all the sensitive news, we found 10 interesting facts about 2020.

Rare Two-Faced Kitten Born

In May of 2020, a rare two-faced kitten was born in Albany, Oregon. The kitten was born with a birth defect called cranial duplication. Both mouths moved and were able to nurse. Unfortunately, the kitten passed away a few days after birth. 

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Treasure from 1715 Shipwreck Found

A Florida man just hit the jackpot when he found 22 silver coins along the beach from a 1715 shipwreck. Jonah Martinez located the coins by using a metal detector. The coins are estimated to be worth $6,000. 

First Commercial Rocket to Orbit Space

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any astronaut news, but for the first time ever in May, NASA astronauts launch from the first commercial spacecraft, SpaceX CrewDragon, heading towards the International Space Station. There are two astronauts in the spacecraft and there are possibly more launches scheduled for this year. 

U.S. Birth Rates Drop

A new CDC report shows that U.S. birth rates have reached an all-time low in the last three decades. It is projected that American women will have 1-2 children over their lifetime. Births have declined for women in their 20s and 30s but instead, have increased for women over 40.

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First Frog Fossil from Antarctica Found

In Early April, scientists uncovered Antarctica’s first frog fossil. This fossil may help scientists learn when the South Pole froze. About 90 million years ago, Antarctica was a thriving rainforest before it froze. The fossilized frog is to be dated from roughly 40 million years ago. 

First Drug to Treat Peanut Allergies is FDA-Approved

For everyone who has a peanut allergy, this news may help your health tremendously. On January 31, 2020, the FDA approved the first drug to treat peanut allergies due to accidental exposure. The drug is called Palforiza and may be administered to individuals who are 4-years old or older. 

First Woman to Walk in Space Travels to Ocean’s Deepest Depth

Katy Sullivan, the first woman to walk in space, travels to Challenger Point the ocean’s deepest depth. She is the first woman and astronaut to do this perilous journey. With her diving partner, they were even able to coordinate a call with the International Space Station. 

On May 28, 2020, the world’s largest all-electric commercial aircraft made it’s first successful flight. This marks a milestone in the world because it brings us closer to using clean-air aviation. There is still more work to be done, but before we know it, we may all be traveling in all-electric planes. 

Nation’s Largest Solar Project Just Got Approved

The U.S. is taking one step closer to moving toward solar energy when the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved the construction of the nation’s largest solar project. The project is estimated to be done by 2022 in Nevada. 


Texan Teen Caught A Nearly 900-Pound Shark

Summer vacation started off very exciting for 13-year-old Michah Harless from Weatherford, Texas when he reeled in with the help of his father an almost 900-pound tiger shark in the Gulf of Mexico. For this team to catch the shark, it took 36 hours. 

That was a lot of information to take in, but we hope you were able to learn something new with these facts about 2020. Remember to keep reading the news and staying aware of what is happening all over the world.


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