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Japan is making all of its medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics out of discarded electronics

The 2020 Olympic Games will take place in Tokyo, Japan, as predicted in the manga "Akira" released in 1982.

In my opinion, it is useful to put together a list of the most interesting details from trusted sources that I've come across. Here are 50 of the best facts about 2020 I managed to collect.

  1. A packet of cigarettes in Australia will cost $40 by 2020

  2. Washington state will be the first state to allow human composting as a form of burial on May 1, 2020.

  3. NASA has decided to use Metric Units for all operations on the lunar surface when it returns to the Moon. The Vision for Space Exploration calls for returning astronauts to the Moon by 2020 and eventually setting up a manned lunar outpost.

  4. The 2020 Olympics will be held in Japan whilst in the classic anime feature "Akira" the 2020 Olympics were also held in Japan

  5. The Tokyo Olympics will be held in 2020, corresponding with the events in the 1988 anime film Akira, which took place in 2019 leading up to the fictional 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  6. The 2020 Olympics will take place in Tokyo, as predicted in the manga Akira in 1982

  7. In 2015 Judge Judy negotiated a contract through 2020 worth $47 Million a year, making her the highest paid person on TV.

  8. Scientists in the Netherlands are developing an ocean cleaning system which uses the ocean's currents and a barrier to remove plastic waste. A 100 km long system will be deployed in 2020 to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

  9. In 1950, medical knowledge was estimated to double every 50 years. By 2020, it is expected to double every 73 days.

  10. Bhutan is only carbon negative country in he world, the country emits around 1.5 million tonnes of carbon annually, while its forests absorb over 6 million tonnes. Bhutan is aiming for zero net greenhouse gas emissions, zero-waste by 2030 and to grow 100 percent organic food by 2020

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Trump Has Never Been This Active On Twitter. October is just a week old and President Trump has already tweeted close to 250 times this month. After a whistleblower alleged that he

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Bernie Sanders would be the oldest President in history (79 years old) if he were to win in 2020.

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In Norway only 5% of financial transactions use cash and the country could be cash free by 2020.

There will be five new sports debuting in the 2020 Summer Olympics: Skateboarding, Rock climbing, Surfing, Baseball/Softball, and Karate - source

Volvo plans for no one to be killed or seriously injured in one of their new cars by 2020. - source

Coca-Cola has claimed they will be globally "water-neutral" by 2020 - meaning for every liter of water they use, they will return a liter to the Earth.

20th Century Fox still owns Star Wars episodes 1-6 until 2020, except for A New Hope (4), which they will own forever - source

Since 1997, a castle is being built in France with the same materials, tools, and methods used by people in the 13th century. Scheduled to be completed in the 2020's.

By 2020, the United Nation's World Tourism Organisation estimates only 7% of the world will travel internationally.

Despite the ongoing Arab Boycott of Israel since 1948, Israel has achieved a higher GDP than all of the participants except for the oil rich Kuwait and Qatar, and the participants stand to lose $30 billion from not trading with Israel by 2020.

Helsinki is expanding below the surface. Incised into the city's bedrock are a swimming pool, a shopping area, a church, and a hockey rink. Just to name a few facilities besides 40 miles of tunnels for heating and "parking caverns". They plan to built 400 buildings until 2020.

In 2020 The U.S. $20 bill will no longer feature President Andrew Jackson on the front, but the American Abolitionst and former slave Harriet Tubman

The 2020 NASA Mars Rover will be able to send actual video of Mars back for the first time

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First day fundraising by 2020 Democratic candidates by money AND donors

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Facebook's popularity is decreasing - at this rate it will vanish around 2020

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In the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, skateboarding will be included for the very first time as an Olympic game. Bowling was also suggested but didn't make the final 5 additions.

Despite Disney's 2012 purchase of Lucasfilm and the film rights to future Star Wars films, 20th Century Fox owns Episodes I-III, V, and VI until May 2020, and Episode IV forever since it co-produced and financed the film

Australia has the highest cigarette tax rates in the world, with a 12.5% yearly excise being applied since 2010. This will continue until 2020, when the average packet of cigarettes is projected cost about AU$40 (USD$30). This compares to about $6-8 in the US and the EU.

By 2020 China plans to have their entire nation run on "social credit"..if you're good, you get more benefits. If youre bad, you get things/rights taken away

On Jul 25, 2020 Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined thousands of people for the first Friday prayers at the Hagia Sophia in more than 80 years.

Australia is moving so fast that they plan to adopt a moving GPS system by 2020 to compensate for the changes

Andrea Bocelli gave a concert in Milan's empty cathedral on Easter 12 April 2020 as people across the world were locked down in their homes due to coronavirus / covid 19 quarantine.

China has started an "Eat More Potatoes" campaign to try and make the spud a national staple by 2020

Cars Fueled by Compressed Air Have Been in Development in France for Years and are Scheduled for Industrial Production in India in 2020

About the "sponge cities" in China. The scheme means that Wuhan and other areas in the scheme will have 20% of their urban land include "sponge features" (such as rain gardens and wetlands) by 2020 with an aim of retaining 70% of storm and flood water.

The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind will be in the Public Domain in 2020.

According to UK Copyright Law, George Orwell's 1984 will enter public domain in 2020.

Gartner indicates the market for Internet of Things devices will reach nearly 21 billion connected devices by 2020.

The construction of Brandenburg, the new airport in Berlin, is so behind schedule they will have to scrap 750 display screens which are now at the end of their life having being switched on for six years. Not a single flight has yet left the airport, and it may not open until beyond 2020.

China is building a national database which "gamifies" being an obedient citizen. Sesame Credit analyzes your social media posts, and even your online purchases, then gives you a numerical rating similar to a credit score. This system will become mandatory in 2020.

A robotic helicopter will accompany NASA's 2020 Rover to Mars. It will be used to for scouting and for determining the best path for the Rover.

A Japanese startup received a whopping $90 million funding just to put up a billboard on the Moon by 2020, and thus kick-start the lunar economy.

By 2020 a pack of cigarettes will cost over $45 in Australia.

In 1997, a group of enthousiasts began building a castle in France, using only materials, tools and techniques available in the 13th century (800 years ago). The project is scheduled to be completed sometime in the 2020's.

The 1982 cyberpunk film Akira, based in 2019 Tokyo, accurately predicted the 2020 Olympic summer games, of which the Olympic stadium sets the scene of the film's epic climax.

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