UNU Picks the Biggest Stories of 2016


As we say goodbye to 2016, let’s take one last look at this momentous year. Surprises waited around every corner over the past year, from sports to politics and everything in between. And now, with the ball about to drop on Saturday night, we asked UNU to rank the biggest stories of the year in a few key categories.

First, we asked UNU to pick the biggest sports story of 2016 from a list of incredible contenders. While some Leicester City’s winning the EPL to be the biggest story in a century of English soccer, and no one will ever forget Muhammed Ali, the Swarm couldn’t resist the Cubs historic championship run.

Sports Story of 2016

Next, the Swarm was asked to identify the biggest celebrity story of 2016. Given the Swarm’s response, it seems worth pointing that the GoFundMe in charge of protecting Hollywood treasure Betty White from 2016’s evil clutches was successful on all counts…

celebrity deaths

Of course, no discussion of 2016 is complete without a mention of the new President-elect, Donald Trump. And now that the dust has settled on the election, it should come as no surprise that, when asked to rank the biggest Political Surprises of 2016, The Donald’s rise to the Presidency was the clear winner.

politcal story of the year

Donald Trump’s influence can’t be confined to the political arena. Still, when the Swarm was asked to rank the biggest Business stories of the year, The Donald face some stiff competition from Brexit and the push towards a $15 Minimum Wage. But, in the end, the Swarm agreed that Trump’s victory was the story of 2016 in many ways.

Biggest Biz 2016

We don’t know what 2017 will hold, but we do know that we’ll be using UNU to provide Swarm Insights and Intelligence all year long. And as always, if there’s anything that you want to ask UNU, just let us know. In the meantime…

Happy New Year!

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