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2019 in infographics

From The Woman’s World Cup to a new British prime minister via Game of Thrones and the Oscars, we look back at 2019 in 12 infographics.

January: 2019 predictions
Alien visits, cold cures and personal data links – here’s what the world thought 2019 had in store for us.

February: How to win an Oscar

Want to follow in the footsteps of Olivia Colman and Rami Malek? We’ve analysed the roles that led to Oscar glory

March: Craic addicts
How Irish are those that celebrate St Patrick’s Day?

April: Avengers assembled
To mark the release of Avengers: Endgame in April, we tracked the Marvel Studios characters over 11 years of movies

May: How Game Of Thrones came to be
The unlikely chain of events which led from a Christmas stroll in 1938 to Game of Thrones baby-naming regrets


June: The Women’s World Cup 

A tale of two World Cups: pitting France 2019 against Russia 2018


July: How to be British Prime Minister  

In July Boris Johnson became British prime minister. As a white, privately educated, middle-aged man, he certainly lives up to type. Here’s how to become PM…

August: Best jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe

A decade of jokes from the world’s largest arts festival.

September: How to look a million dollars

How much would it cost to buy everything in Vogue‘s September issue?

October: The will of the people

In October certain politicians talked about the will of the people being frustrated as the UK failed to leave the EU. But what do people really want? We looked at some odd opinion polls to find out.

November: For want of a better word

In November Collins named ‘climate strike’ its word of the year, but what about the ones that didn’t make it into the dictionary? Here are some of our favourite failed new word submissions.

December: How to write a Christmas number one single

Sleigh Bells ✓ Presents ✓ References to Jesus X – how to write a festive hit.


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