2020 Was Actually Shorter Than Previous Years Despite How It May Have Felt

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What a rollercoaster 2020’s been… But, by “rollercoaster”, I mean a downward spiral of endless heartaches and sadness.

However, regardless of how slowly the past twelve months have trickled by, there has been scientific evidence to prove that it was actually the fastest year we’ve had for a while.

We’ve all been tested during the past twelve months and, even though we’ve burst into a new year, the curse of 2020 just doesn’t seem to be letting up.

It was actually the shortest year we’ve had compared to the previous.

But before we expose why this has happened, let’s take a look at how we got here in the first place. You’ll need to have a strong stomach to re-live this one, guys…

A much simpler time for us all… Well, kind of.

That whole fiasco lasted a few weeks before it died down the following month.

Thousands of acres of land, as well as millions of animals, were burned in the process.

But the world went about its day like it wasn’t happening.

The first week of February saw Donald Trump acquitted of all of his alleged crimes but that’s as good as news gets… If you can even call that good news.

The news of the horrific accident sent shockwaves across the world as people mourned all the victims’ deaths. As well as the Bryants, 7 others lost their lives.

But it still remained pretty hush-hush until next month.

Now here’s where things really started kicking off.

As economies crashed and thousands of people lost their lives, this month was only a pinprick of what was yet to come for the rest of the year.

We were in the midst of a global pandemic and it was here to stay.

Even though most of the world was in lockdown, spring breakers continued to rally around on beaches, making them prime hot spots for spreading the disease. Not to mention far-right “activists” took to the streets to demand their freedom. Losers.

Cases of the coronavirus soared nationwide and hit a million worldwide, yet the President was just coming to terms with accepting it as a real disease… Yikes.

Now, if you thought those 4 months prior were anything to go off, then what happened in May should not have come as a shock to you. There was a different kind of political unrest brewing and after the savage murder of Ahmaud Arbery, all hell broke loose, and rightfully so.

This was closely followed by the brutal killing of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a police officer who used his knee to restrain him.

Clashes between protestors and police officers saw multiple deaths across the country. Businesses were destroyed and hell became a place on earth. Racists were exposed, but most of them cried when they were called out. Talks about police reformation started. New training guidelines were in the process of starting and celebrities donated less than 5 percent of their overall wealth to the cause.

Yeah, I know, you can’t write this stuff. 100,000 people in the United States had died and, with the pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, governments were forced to pick between the safety of their people or money. Guess what they picked?

But he didn’t really. Next!

In this level of the terrifying 2020 game we’re all stuck in, protests continued, with anger continuing to rage across the world. The United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea, were just a few countries on the list that had seen thousands of people take to the streets to fight against racial inequality.

Statues of slave traders and confederate figures were slammed to the ground and dumped into flowing waters, never to be seen again. Thank God.

Along with the notorious hacking faction Annonymous, K-Pop stans booked seats to Trump’s rally and then didn’t turn up. There were so many empty slots that I bet the president had flashbacks to his inauguration. Yeah, sad times.

Out of all the months, July was probably the tamest.

And he ended up having a major mental health breakdown, in which he admitted that he was going “to kill his own daughter”. After that, he went off, ranting and raving around on Twitter about how his wife must have cheated on him and something about Shia LaBeouf. Yeah, I’m not sure either.

An ammonium nitrate explosion has just hit Beruit in Lebanon and it has completely devastated the city. Reports state that 100 people are dead while another 4,000 have been injured but that number is set to rise as more and more people are discovered amongst the rubble. So yeah, great news (!)

None. By the end of August, news of Chadwick Boseman’s death swept the globe, leaving millions stunned. The actor had been secretly battling colon cancer for years before he succumbed to the illness. Rest in peace, Chadwick Boseman.

The deadly West Coast wildfires were continued to cause havoc in California and slowly making their way to Washington state, burning thousands of acres of land in their path and also displacing many residents.

The feminist trailblazer died September 18th at the age of eighty-seven. Her funeral took place a few days later. Touching vigils took place all around the world, with people coming together to mourn the loss of such a prominent figure in the fight for gender equality.

2 days into the month and the president of the United States and the first lady both contracted the deadly virus, but just a few days later, they were released from the hospital, Trump later claiming he was “immune” to the disease. I also want to add that he referred to himself as “the perfect physical specimen.” Big yikes.

With the 2020 elections still on the horizon, despite the global pandemic, the president decided that he was going to continue to hold public events with thousands of maskless Trump supporters in order to gain some momentum on the run-up to the 2020 elections.

Speaking to his followers from vehicles and wearing masks, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris urged their followers to go out and vote.

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Where do I even start with November? Obviously, Joe Biden winning the election made global news and not just because of the results!

Yes, even despite having any hard evidence. Things got so bad that Twitter had flagged all of his election tweets as “misinformation.” And when it was officially projected that Joe Biden would be the 46th President of the United States, all hell broke loose.

But while this was happening, we got the only bit of good news concerning the entire thing that crumbled 2020. An effective coronavirus vaccine is getting distributed. Thank the good Lord above and everyone else up in the clouds.

Between watching the demise of Donald Trump and our constitution and becoming the laughing stock of the world, coronavirus cases continued rising throughout the Christmas period.

They were said to be behind the massive cyberattack on US government agencies and private companies since the spring. Disappointed, but not surprised.

But that doesn’t mean we’re lacking hope for the upcoming months.

The fastest twenty-eight days on record since 1960 all happened last year.

Those specific twenty-eight days all broke the previous record for the shortest day ever recorded, which was back in July 2005. That day lasted 1.0516 milliseconds less than the standard 86,400 seconds.

But according to TimeAndDate, this could be all down to the fact that the Earth’s rotation is accelerating overall. And if this continues, by the end of this year, we could see yet another record-breaking. We’ll just have to wait and see. Here’s hoping that 2021 is kinder to us all.