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2012 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
2012 History Snapshot
World Series Champions
|San Francisco Giants|
|New York Giants|
National Basketball Association Champions
|Oklahoma City Thunder|
NHL Stanley Cup Champions
|Los Angeles Kings|
US Open Golf
US Open Tennis (Men Ladies)
|Andy Murray/Serena Williams|
|Roger Federer/Serena Williams|
NCAA Football Champions
NCAA Basketball Champions
|Orange Bowl: January 4, 2012 - West Virginia
Rose Bowl: January 2, 2012 - Oregon over Wisconsin
Sugar Bowl : January 3, 2012 - Michigan over Virginia Tech
Puppy Bowl VIII: February 5, 2012 Most Valuable Puppy: Fumble (a Terrier Mix)
|I'll Have Another|
Westminster Kennel Best in Show Dog
Time Magazine's Man of the Year
|Laura Marie Kaeppeler|
|Olivia Culpo (Rhode Island), Nana Meriwether (Maryland)|
Fashion Icons and Movie Stars
|Amy Adams, Malin Ackerman, Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Andrews, Hayley Atwell, Morena Baccarin, Victoria Beckham, Kate Beckinsale, Ashley Benson, Halle Berry, Katrina Bowden, Alison Brie, Rose Byrne, Kari Byron, Emilia Clarke, Lauren Cohan, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Marion Cotillard, Kaley Cuoco, Alexandra Daddario, Brooklyn Decker, Kat Dennings, Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Dormer, Jenna Fischer, Megan Fox, Karen Gillan, Jessica Gomes, Ellie Goulding, Ashley Greene, Lena Headey, Katie Holmes, Michelle Jenneke, Scarlett Johansson, Rashida Jones, Kim Kardashian, Miranda Kerr, Ke$ha, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Blake Lively, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Berenice Marlohe, Lea Michele, Maria Menounos, Kate Middleton, Olivia Munn, Rachel Nichols, Michelle Obama, Rita Ora, Jessica Pare, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Margot Robbie, Emmy Rossum, Allison Scagliotti, Nicole Scherzinger, Emma Stone, Sophie Turner, Kate Upton, Emma Watson, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Kate Upton, Sofia Vergara, Kerry Washington, Emma Watson, Kristen Wiig, Olivia Wilde|
|NASA astronaut Anna Lee Fisher made news in 2012, when, during the landing of the Space Shuttle Discovery at Washington's Dulles Airport, she was asked by an aspiring young astronaut how they could get into the space program, Fisher quipped "study Russian."|
2012 Pop Culture History
Amy and Kate Elliot hold the world record for "longest interval
between the birth of twins" at 87 days. Which only broke the
previous record by 3 days.
Jay-Z released Glory on January 9, 2012, a song dedicated to his first child, Blue Ivy Carter. Because Blue's cries were included at the end of the song and she was officially credited on the song as B.I.C, at two days old, she became the youngest person ever to appear on a Billboard chart.
When the CERN team announced the Higgs
boson findings, they presented their slides in Comic Sans.
After Kirani James won Grenada's first-ever Olympic gold medal
in 2012, the country was so proud that the government held a giant
3-hour celebratory rally attended by thousands, gave him $186,000,
printed new stamps, named a new stadium after him, and built a museum/gym
in his home town.
RIP, Scandals, Sad and Odd News
|Ted 'Unabomber' Kaczynski updated his alumni information
at Harvard in 2012: he called his eight life sentences "awards"
and his current occupation as "prisoner".
In 1911 a colony of Adélie penguins was discovered to have homosexual and necrophilic behaviors. It was at the time considered too indecent for publication. The findings were finally published in 2012.
María Santos Gorrostieta Salazar was the mayor of Tiquicheo Mexico, surviving three assassination attempts and, despite her wounds, refused to resign. In 2011 her term as mayor ended and her police protection was withdrawn. In November 2012 she was abducted, stabbed and brutally beaten to death.
Etan Patz was the 1st missing child to have their picture on milk carton in 1979 and his murderer was caught in 2012.
Due to a record 103° temperature in the Chicago area, a retired couple, Burt and Zorine Lindner, was killed when a railroad track warped and caused a train to derail, burying the couple and their car in coal.
When Taylor Swift held a public vote for where she would visit and preform a free concert, trolling 4chan users voted for Boston's Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a childrens school for the deaf and won the vote. The school gat a donation in lieu of the concert. Earlier, Mountan Dew had a contest to name a new green apple flavored drink. 4chan picked up on this and the winning submissions were "Hitler did nothing wrong" and "diabeetus". Neither was chosen.
This year, suicides killed 803,900 people. There were 504,587 homicide deaths and 119,463 people died in war related incidents.
In October 2012, thirteen year old Erin Gallagher committed suicide due to bullying and cyberbulling. Two months later, Erin's fifteen year old sister Shannon committed suicide. Shannon claimed she couldn't live without her Erin.
London was the first city to have ever hosted the Olympics three times. 1908, 1948, and 2012.
When NBC was broadcasting the 2012 London Olympic opening ceremony for the US, they skipped over the 7/7 London terror attack tribute and instead showed Ryan Seacrest interviewing Michael Phelps.
150,000 condoms were provided to the athletes at the 2012 olympics, enough for each athlete to have protected sex 15 times.
17 year old Stacey Irvine was rushed to the hospital with difficulty breathing, anemia, and severe vitamin deficiencies. This was caused by her diet of only chicken nuggets and French fries.
Apple products accounted for 14% of all theft crimes in New York City in 2012.
A Coronal mass ejection barely missed earth in 2012 which could have caused $2 trillion in damages. There is a 12% chance one will hit by 2022.
The body of Richard III, infamous king of England, was lost for over 500 years before being found beneath a parking lot in 2012. #hideandseekchampion
One proposed solution to the US debt ceiling crisis of 2012 was the minting of a 1 trillion dollar coin that would be used to pay off the country's debt.
Google avoided $2 billion in taxes in 2012, by transferring royalty payments from its Irish and Dutch subsidiaries to a Bermuda unit, which was simply headquartered in a local law firm.
Nate Hill, an NY artist dressed up as the Hamburglar and biked around New York City throwing partially-eaten McDonald's cheeseburgers at bystanders. The artist said he wanted it to be "one of those little things that messes up your whole day."
Amanda Bynes was hospitalized in a mental care facility multiple times after her retirement from acting in 2012. After multiple run-ins with the law, control over her finances and medical care were handed over to her mother.
Firsts and the Biggest Christmas Gifts
|Sony's PS Vita, Wii U, Wii Mini, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Diablo III|
2012/13 Biggest Television Shows
|(according to Nielsen
1. NCIS (CBS)
2. Sunday Night Football (NBC)
3. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
4. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
5. Person of Interest (CBS)
6. Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
7. American Idol (FOX)
8. Two and a Half Men (CBS)
9. The Voice (NBC)
10. Blue Bloods (CBS)
Popular Music Artists
|The Biggest Pop Artists of 2012 include:
Adam Lambert, Adele, Alicia Keyes, Bruno Mars, Calvin Harris, Carly Rae Jepson, Carrie Underwood, Flo Rida, fun., Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Kesha, LMFAO, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Maroon 5, Mumford & Sons, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, PSY, Pink, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Train, Usher, Zac Brown Band
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
Number One Hits of 2012
|November 12, 2011 - January 6, 2012: Rihanna featuring
Calvin Harris - We Found Love
January 7, 2012 - February 3, 2012: LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It
February 4, 2012 - February 17, 2012: Adele - Set Fire to the Rain
February 18, 2012 - March 2, 2012: Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
March 3, 2012 - March 16, 2012: Katy Perry - Part of Me
March 17, 2012 - April 27, 2012: Fun featuring Janelle MonŠe - We Are Young
April 28, 2012 - June 22, 2012: Gotye featuring Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
June 23, 2012 - August 24, 2012: Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
August 25, 2012 - August 31, 2012: Flo Rida - Whistle
September 1, 2012 - September 28, 2012: Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
September 29, 2012 - November 30, 2012: Maroon 5 - One More Night
December 1, 2012 - December 21, 2012: Rihanna - Diamonds
December 22, 2012 - February 1, 2013: Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven
(according to boxofficemojo)
The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, Brave, The Dark Knight Returns, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hunger Games, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Skyfall, Ted, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
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