Another TBB post featuring the fourth and final edition of 10+ links to the Best of 2022 Annual lists, a tradition around here over the holidays in the past several years. Best of 2022 Annual Lists, Edition #4: ETFs in Pictures, Best Longreads, Nature Photography, Lost Airlines, Deep Sea discoveries, good news stories, more things we learned, best movie posters and more!
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BEST OF 2022 LISTS, POST #4
99 Good News Stories From 2022
2022 Nature Photographer of the Year Winners
2022 Deep Sea Discoveries and Sightings
Smithsonian’s 96 Fascinating Findings of 2022
Kottke’s 36 Things I Learned in 2022
22 Things That Made the World a Better Place in 2022
The Best Movie Posters of 2022
Doom and gloom and shocking negativity helps the clicks and making more $ from ads. Not in my blog, no ads allowed. We are making progress everywhere, from human rights to conservation to global health to decarbonisation to development to almost extinct animals rebounding. Just two that stand out from the first story are:
Most importantly of all, scientists at Oxford released results of trials of a new malaria vaccine with ‘world-changing’ potential, giving up to 80% protection from the bite of the Anopheles mosquito, the world’s deadly animal. A deal has already been reached to manufacture 100 million doses a year, and the charity Malaria No More said it might mean children dying from malaria could end in our lifetimes.
The US Census Bureau reported that the poverty rate in America plummeted to 7.8% in 2021, and the number of children in poverty fell by nearly half. To put this in context – in 1993, one in four children lived in families living below the poverty line. 26 years later, that’s fallen to roughly one in ten. The magnitude of this decline is unequalled in the history of poverty reduction efforts in the United States.
Fantastic summary of ETFs in 2022. Cathie Woods and her ARKK ETF, the big winners of 2020, instead turned around in a huge way and went down 70% in 2022 lol…
I like the variety in these “XX things I learned” posts. Here are a few from the one titled 52 Snippets…
Michael Lewis took a ten-year break after his hit book (Liar’s Poker) before he wrote his next one. [I am taking a three day break before my next blog post on Friday lol].
In 1984, The energy sector made 27% of all S&P 500 earnings, today that number is 1%.
In 1967, 82.7% of Americans lived with their spouse. Today it is 37.5%.
Every single article in this is a masterpiece, enjoy.
Amazing nature photography, I had a really hard time to pick one!
The videos in the Deep Sea discoveries post are unreal!
I must admit I had never heard about some of the airlines that died in 2022…
If you dig archaeology and history you will love this Smithsonian post!
Did I say I dig these “XX things I learned” this year posts? Oh yes, I did. From Kottke’s turn:
Of the estimated 1,300,000 to 1,750,000 people sent to the death camps of Sobibór, Bełżec, and Treblinka by the Nazis, “perhaps not more than 150” of them ended up surviving the war. 150. Not 150,000. 150.
“15% of the searches we see every day have never been Googled before.”
In January 2022 in Norway, about 84% of new cars sold were EVs. That compares to 53% in Jan 2021.
We stay positive here taking note of things that are improving…
More than one-fifth of all electricity in the US now comes from hydropower, wind, and solar, meaning that renewables have narrowly overtaken coal and nuclear, which make up 20 percent and 19 percent of the energy mix respectively. The only other year this was the case was 2020—but back then overall power generation was reduced due to the pandemic.
Several people with severe spinal injuries were able to take some first steps within hours of neurosurgeons implanting nerve-stimulation devices into their spines. And with months of consistent training and by controlling the device using a touchscreen tablet, one patient even regained the ability to cycle and swim independently.
And I leave you with an amazing movie poster from 2022…
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Carl Pietrantonio says
Gold! For the Pacific Northwest!!
You say: “Of the estimated 1,300,000 to 1,750,000 people sent to the death camps of Sobibór, Bełżec, and Treblinka by the Nazis, “perhaps not more than 150” of them ended up surviving the war. 150. Not 150,000. 150.”
I met a lady whose husband not only survived Sobibor, but was at one time an *escapee*. There was a movie about them but I forget the name. They eventually broke up when she started hanging out with another lady who kept being taken to other planets by Flying Saucer people. I am not making this up.
Thanks for all the good lists. Lotsa good reading!
The Masked Poster says
The movie you mentioned is “Escape From Sobibor”, and if you’re into reading, a great book by Jan Karski, Story of a Secret State, in which he describes escaping from, and INTO, Nazi prison camps. Among many other things.
Very interesting, things you learn in TBB comments section 🙂 Thanks!
Indeed there is a LOT of good reading!
The picture of Jack Bogle with green hair is just fabulous!
Thanks for everything.
Missed that pic at first…yeah, classic!
Hey Buzz, thanks for the great reads. Just boarding a points trip to Vallarta and another great Hyatt stay. Just in time for Humpback season.
Enjoy, stuck at home for a while over here…
Nick @ PFD says
That really is a sweet movie poster.
It sure is, every time I see it I go WOW! Anyone saw the movie?
Citi Premier 80k offer is dead!