From a new moon in Uranus to the discovery of a new deep-sea creature, here are 10 weird and wacky facts about 2022 that will blow your mind.
New Moon Discovered in Uranus
Astronomers have discovered a new moon in Uranus, one of the most distant planets in our solar system. Scientists have discovered a new moon in Uranus for the first time in over a decade, and they have identified it as the smallest moon to date, with a diameter of only 12 miles.
First AI-Powered Olympic Games
The 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Tokyo will be the first to use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze and score athletes’ performances. The AI system, developed by Intel, will use computer vision and deep learning algorithms to track and measure athletes’ movements in real-time.
A New Deep-Sea Creature Discovered
In 2022, marine biologists discovered a new deep-sea creature off the coast of New Zealand. The creature, named Eurythenes plasticus, is a type of amphipod that was found in the world’s deepest oceanic trench. It’s notable for its ability to consume plastic, which is a significant problem in the world’s oceans.
The World’s Longest Living Tortoise Dies
In 2022, the world’s oldest living tortoise, Jonathan, passed away at the age of 190. Jonathan was a Seychelles giant tortoise, and he lived on the remote island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic. His passing marked the end of an era and was a reminder of the importance of protecting wildlife.
COVID-19 Pandemic Ends
After two long years, the COVID-19 pandemic finally comes to an end in 2022. With the help of global vaccination efforts and strict public health measures, the world is able to return to some sense of normalcy. While the pandemic has left a lasting impact on the world, it’s a relief to know that the worst is behind us.
A Giant Sinkhole Swallowed Up a City in Brazil
In January 2022, a giant sinkhole in the city of Petrópolis, Brazil, swallowed up buildings, cars, and people. The sinkhole was estimated to be about 300 feet deep and 500 feet wide. It is believed to have been caused by heavy rainfall and underground erosion.
A Record-Breaking Heatwave Hit Canada
In June 2022, a record-breaking heatwave hit Canada, with temperatures reaching as high as 49.6°C in some areas. The heatwave was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people, and it caused wildfires and other natural disasters throughout the country.
A Mysterious Monolith Appeared in Romania
In November 2022, a mysterious monolith appeared in the city of Piatra Neamț, Romania. The monolith, which was similar in appearance to those that had appeared in other parts of the world in previous years, was the subject of much speculation and debate. Its origin and purpose remain unknown.
A Blue Moon Occurred on Halloween Night
In October 2022, a rare blue moon occurred on Halloween night. A blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month, and it is a relatively rare occurrence. Many people believed that the blue moon was a sign of good luck or supernatural events.
A Solar Storm Almost Caused a Catastrophe
In August 2022, a powerful solar storm almost caused a catastrophe on Earth. The storm caused widespread power outages, disrupted satellite communication, and created stunning auroras in the sky. Fortunately, the worst was avoided, but the incident highlighted the vulnerability of our technological infrastructure to space weather.
These are just 10 weird and wacky facts that occurred in 2022. As we look forward to the new year, it is anyone’s guess what strange and unexpected happenings will come our way. One thing is for sure, though – the world is full of surprises, and we can never be quite sure what will happen next.