Ah, 2020. In hindsight, it won’t seem so bad. Or it will. Who knows, but here are some new milestones we have reached so far this year. These are in no particular order and you can decide if they are good or more signs of the coming apocalypse.
- Bush’s Beans created a record-breaking 70-Layer dip for Super Bowl Sunday.
- In Idaho, Brian Brooks caught and released a 16.2-inch Arctic Grayling while fishing at Alpine Creek Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains on July 4th, surpassing the 2018 record by more than 2 inches!
- California wildfires have burned over 3.8 million (that’s right, MILLION) acres this year, more than 5 times the average burned by this time over the past five years.
- Phoenix, AZ has seen 130 days over 100 degrees in 2020. That’s okay, it’s a dry heat.
- George Hood, aged 62, held a plank for 8 hours. He said at times it was boring and he felt self-doubt. Kind of like me during a 1-minute plank.
- Apple became the first US company to hit $1.5 trillion in market capitalization in June.
- Speaking of expensive, LeBron James trading card sold for $1.845 million.
- There were a record 23 named storms in the Atlantic by September 21st. That is 15 storms ahead of 2019’s pace and compared with an average of 8 named storms in the years spanning 1966-2009. And more guys than ever doing this.
- 3.28 million unemployment claims were filed for the week ending March 21, 2020, shattering the previous high of 695,000 in October of 1982.
- Daryl Tan solved a Rubik’s cube while juggling it in 17.16 seconds.
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped a record 2,013 points on March 9, 2020, followed by two more record setting drops. Then it hit all time highs in August, making this the shortest bear market in history.
The year is far from over, and there will surely be many more records set and broken. May your fourth quarter of 2020 be the best yet!