“Avengers: Endgame” end(gam)ed the buzziest movie saga in history, breaking box office records worldwide. RIP, [characters whose deaths we still don’t want to spoil]. Long live Fat Thor.
‘Let’s see them aliens’
A tale of two sandwiches
Tik Tok on the clock but the party don’t stop
An eggstravagant post
Someone hatched a plan to create the most-liked photo on Instagram. And so the egg was born. That was it. It was just an egg, which now has more than 50 million likes on Instagram. We don’t know, either.
Two for the money
The brash and talented U.S. women’s soccer team took home the championship title, making that two-in-a-row for them, following up their 2015 win. Along the way, Megan Rapinoe and Co. energized the nation — and sparked debates about equal pay in sports.
A massive discovery
After years of speculation, the first image of a supermassive black hole was released, and it looks like, well, a black hole. The capture of the image was made possible by Katie Bouman, a postdoctoral student at MIT who discovered one of the necessary algorithms.
Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg was in the headlines all year as the global face of climate activism. The Swedish teen traveled two weeks by sailboat to speak at the U.N. Climate Action Summit, led school climate strikes and most recently declined a prestigious honor because, as she put it, “the climate doesn’t need awards.”