Take a look back at some of the most memorable moments of 2017
As the curtain falls on 2017, it’s time to look back upon this years highlights and draw whatever conclusions you feel will help guide you into 2018.
Donald Trumps becomes the president of the United States
Supreme Court Justice administers the oath of office to the 45th and current President of the United States Donald John Trump.
Having a proud, arrogant, bombastic man as president sure caused a lot of controversy this year.
Here’s his New Year quote :
“Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!”
– Donald Trump
Following the official inauguration of Donald Trump as President, protest rallies were held in over 30 countries around the world. People protested to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues.
You surely came across this meme. The way this turkish chef “suavely” cuts his meat and sprinkles his salt went viral. “Ottoman Steak”, posted January 7th on his restaurant twitter account spreads rapidly through social medias.
Basically : Donald Trump vs Kim Jong-Un.
Patriots win the Superbowl
NFL’s Superstar Tom Brady brought the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history on February 5th. Winning his fifth championship as a the quarterback, beating the Falcons in overtime, 34-28. Hello Handsome !
New Yorker’s scrubbed graffiti off of subways cars
With a little help, things can look a little better.
United airline passenger dragging
United Airlines spurred a major social media uproar after it had Dr. David Dao evicted from his seat on a plane . The poor man suffered a broken nose, a concussion and lost teeth.
Afterwards, Canada passed a Bill that bans airlines from removing passengers from overbooked flights.
No passengers will be dragged off a flight if Canada has anything to say about it !
Rainbows and Sparkles
Starbucks created an eye-pleasing, mysterious, color-changing beverage trend in April with its Unicorn Frappuccino, and it seemed like everyone followed suit. From Instagram foodies to bagel shops, rainbow-hued food has arched over 2017. Hey , I’m not complaining.
The latest craze came in the form of brightly colored, hand-held trinkets that spin to keep your hands busy. But some educators weren’t buying the spin. Being a major distraction to, well everyone, they’re now banned from classrooms.
Canada’s 150th anniversary
Our country turned 150 woohoo ! Our people are Friendly, we have Universal Healthcare, Real Maple Syrup, Tim Hortons’ Timbits, Poutines, Ketchup Chips, Jim Carey, Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, a Prime Minister everyone wants to marry, Colored Money, 5% Beer and beautiful raw natural landscapes.
The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years zoomed across the country. Dazzling many but disappointing some whose view was obscured by clouds.
Mayweather vs McGregor
Against all odds (and much to the surprise of boxing fans), this was a good fight minus the pay-per-view glitches. The notorious Irishman had 0% chance of winning against the ”best ever” said boxing analysts. He surpassed all expectations and became one of my favorite athletes.
Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph. Swamping homes and boats while knocking out power to millions.
Hugh Hefner Dies
Hugh Hefner, who founded Playboy magazine, died at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles at the age of 91.
The movie It
Stephen King’s iconic, terrifying clown scared the crap out of us all over again this year, and we loved it. Grossed the largest box office record for any horror movie ever made with $171 millions dollar on opening weekend !
Canada decided to Legalize Marijuana in July 2018
The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pressing ahead with legalizing cannabis making Canada the first industrialized nation to legalize and regulate weed.
Leonardo Davincis Salvator Mundi sells for 450 million US $
Iphone X release
Apple’s most radical upgrade went on sale for … wait for it… 1000$ ! Okay, so maybe it offered a few fun new things like retina display, the best camera system Apple’s ever made and facial recognition that sort of scared me. BUT without a fingerprint sensor, home button, fast charging, serious warranty and those annoying animated emojis I wasn’t interested.
The city of Grenoble in France banned all outdoor advertising and replaced the signs with trees
Ever wonder what a city without advertisements would look like? Book your next trip to Grenoble, France.