The Most Talked About Moments of 2019

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The year 2019 was filled with viral moments that dominated the news and social media. From fun challenges to plans to invade government property, people from all over the world helped create and spread stories that will be remembered for a long time.

Some of the moments would probably not have become so famous had it not been for high-speed internet. Not that many people would have seen the videos of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing when she was in college or Jason Statham unscrewing the top from a bottle with a single roundhouse kick. A lot can happen in a decade — here is how American life has changed in the last 10 years

Political news stories dominated 2019 as presidential campaigns geared up. But even they did not generate as much attention as certain moments during the women’s World Cup or the breaking of the supposedly unbreakable Tesla Cybertruck windows. 

As the year comes to a close, 24/7 Tempo looks back at some of the most iconic moments of 2019.