13 Things That Never Existed Before 2K17

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13 Things That Never Existed Before 2K17
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There are things that happen every now and then, and then there are things that happen once in a while that actually change the course of future for humanity. 

While thinking about something unique to write, the idea of things that never existed before 2017 came to my mind. 

Apparently, at first I thought of including newborn stars of Mark Zuckerberg, Beyonce, and others on the list, but then a thought struck my mind that said, "dude, celebrity babies are born everyday, how many of them are you gonna write about?" That's when I realized that yes, I don't want to end up writing about popular infants. 

So, I worked on the idea a little, typed a few keywords here and there and googled some of the amazing AF things in the world that never existed before 2017.

Look what I found! 

First Mexican indigenous women to run for the presidency. 

First Mexican indigenous women to run for the presidency. 

Somewhere around in May, it happened for the first time in Mexico's history that indigenous women decided to run for the position of President. Mexico, as a country has never had indigenous president candidate in past 145 years. 

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Saudi Arabia lifts the ban on women drivers in the country.

Saudi Arabia lifts the ban on women drivers in the country.
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To the joy of activists, Saudi Arabia's King Salman released a decree in September 2017 that ordered to lift the ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia. Before this decree was passed, women driving a car in Saudi Arabia was a punishable offense.

New organ discovered inside the human body. 

New organ discovered inside the human body. 
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The latest discovery of a new organ, Mesentery, inside the human body opened new doors to science and technological advancement. Previously, this organ was only looked at as fragmented structure inside the body which was part of a digestive system.

Gray's Anatomy, the most famous medical textbook was instantly updated to include the new definition, and increase the number of organs in the human body to 79.

The most expensive painting by an American artist. 

The most expensive painting by an American artist. 
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On May 18, 2017, a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting became the first piece of art after 1980 that is sold at the price of more than $100 million. At the same time, the picture also became the most expensive work done by an American artist.

Do you know borgs? 

Do you know borgs? 

It all happened for the first time in 2017 when the companies equipped their employees with something inside their bodies. 

For instance, Epicenter, a Sweden company has given its workers the option to have radio frequency identification, RFID. On the other hand, Three Square Market, a company in Wisconsin has given its employee an opportunity to implant 'chip' that'd provide them with password/card free access to the office premises.  

Nepal local elections. 

Nepal local elections. 
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It happened for the first time in the last two decades when local Nepalese voted in huge numbers at Nepal's local elections. It's a sign that the citizens of Nepal want their country to have a full-fledged independent economy and end political instability in their country.

India launched 104 satellites in space. 

India launched 104 satellites in space. 
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In February when Indian Space Research Organization launched the PSLV-C37 into space from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, a new record was made for carrying the maximum number of satellites in space in a single rocket. 

Major cancer breakthrough came in 2017. 

Major cancer breakthrough came in 2017. 
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For the first time in cancer medication breakthrough, FDA approved a drug that cures all kind of cancer diseases based on specific genetic characteristics. Pembrolizumab, also known as Keytruda is a drug that destroys cancer cells' ability to protect itself from body's immune system. 

First glowing coin of the world, Toonie. 

First glowing coin of the world, Toonie. 
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A new $2 coin, also known as toonie released by the Canadian government to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation is the first 'glowing-in-the-dark' currency coin of the world. 

Facebook released first VR film. 

Facebook released first VR film. 
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Facebook's virtual reality process, Oculus, featured its first VR film 'Miyubi' at the Sundance film festival in January 2017.

Scientists edited the DNA in embryos. 

Scientists edited the DNA in embryos. 
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It happened for the first time in 2017 in the United States of America where scientists edited DNA and entirely erased a gene from the body in embryos that could become the immediate cause of death at the later stage in life. 

The first marriage in British Antarctic Territory. 

The first marriage in British Antarctic Territory. 
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Polar field guides Julie Baum and Tom Sylvester tied the knot at sub-zero temperature location at British Antarctic Territory. It was the first official wedding to take place on that island.

The first time in history. 

The first time in history. 
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Out of all these things, this surprised the whole world like nothing else did. It was Trump becoming the president. What's historical in it? Well, President Donald Trump is the oldest American President in the history of US. 

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That's all, folks!