Thursday, 29 December 2016

Reasons to be Cheerful, Part III

In a lengthy Facebook status Matt Strange, who lists his occupation as "International Man of Mystery" wrote:

"Right. Fuck it, I’m done with ‘OMG 2016 was terrible’. Here’s some fucking awesome things that happened, you’re welcome, Merry fucking Christmas."

And he suggested the following:

There’s an Ebola Vaccine now

Child Mortality – Down across the globe

+9% survival rate in pacreatic cancer sufferers

Gene responsible for ALS found

Volunteers in India planted 50 Million trees in 24 hours

Suicide rates down globally

The Ozone layer is repairing itself

The Rabbinical assembly issued a resolution affirming the rights of trans and non conforming individuals


Leo got dat oscar

Wild tigers numbers up FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 100 YEARS

Giant Pandas – No longer endangered

A solar powered plane did a fucking world trip

Global Malaria down by 60%

Measels ERADICATED from the Americas

93% of the world’s children learned to read and write – the highest percentage IN HUMAN HISTORY

China plans to be completely renewable by 2020 and has a global plan for by 2050

Huge global push in renewable energy

Norway committed 0 deforestation, 0

Every major grocer and fast food chain in the U.S pledged to use cage free eggs only by 2025

Manatees – No longer endangered

Wild Wolves – Back in Europe

Wild Salmon spawning in the Connecticut river for the first time since the American revolution

Columbian white tailed deer – no longer endangered


Sea World no longer breeding captive killer whales


Global aid – up by 7%

Americas most generous year EVER in charity and aid

China’s most generous year EVER in charity and aid at $15 goddamn Billion

Yes, some famous fucking people you liked died, and you know what – more of them are gonna go too

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