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2016 Trivia, Facts & History

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World Series Champions

Chicago Cubs

Superbowl Champions

Denver Broncos

NBA Champions

Golden State Warriors

Stanley Cup Champs

Pittsburgh Penguins

US Open Golf

Dustin Johnson

US Tennis: (Men/Ladies)

Stan Wawrinka/Angelique Kerber

Wimbledon (Men/Women)

Andy Murray/Serena Williams

NCAA Football Champions

Clemson

NCAA Basketball Champions

Villanova

Kentucky Derby

Nyquist

Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons

Erin Andrews, Hayley Atwell, Morena Baccarin, Kate Beckinsale, Melissa Benoist, Ashley Benson, Jordana Brewster, Alison Brie, Rose Byrne, Priyanka Chopra, Emilia Clarke, Lauren Cohan, Alexandra Daddario, Brooklyn Decker, Kara Del Toro, Cara Delevingne, Kat Dennings, Natalie Dormer, Hilary Duff, Lena Headey, Gal Gadot, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, Ashley Graham, Ariana Grande, Ashley Greene, Gigi Hadid, Holly Holm, Samantha Hoopes, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sarah Hyland, Kendall Jenner, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Victoria Justice, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lawrence, Blake Lively, Caity Lotz, Tatiana Maslany, Rose Mciver, Katherine McNamara, Maria Menounos, Kate Middleton, Chloe Grace Moretz, Olivia Munn, Elizabeth Olsen, Rita Ora, Katy Perry, Emily Ratajkowski, Alexis Ren, Daisy Ridley, Rihanna, Krysten Ritter, Margot Robbie, Ronda Rousey, Nicole Scherzinger, Taylor Swift, Bella Thorne, Ivanka Trump, Melania Trump, Sophie Turner, Sofia Vergara, Olivia Wilde, Emma Watson, Ariel Winter, Deborah Ann Woll

"The Quotes"

 

Time Magazine's Person of the Year

Donald Trump

Miss America

Betty Cantrell

The Scandals, Deaths and Odd News

Researchers spent 29 hours searching for Nigeria's last lions with recordings of a distressed buffalo calf through a wildlife national park in 2016. No lions or tracks were found.

An underground meth lab was discovered beneath the parking lot of a Walmart in Amherst, New York.

A total of 6,755 postal employees were attacked by dogs in 2016.

The Australian women's national team was beaten 7-0 by the Newcastle under-15 boys team.

The average attention span for humans seems to have dropped from 12 seconds in the year 2000, to 8 seconds in 2016, about the same amount of time it takes to read this sentence. #wut

2016 Pop Culture News

Prince Harry took a HIV test live on July 14, 2016 to show how easy it is. It was hailed as a "groundbreaking moment in the fight against HIV." HIV awareness group THT has reported a 5 fold increase in the number of orders of HIV self-tests since the prince's broadcast.

The classic Happy Birthday song was copyrighted and was illegal to use in public performances/shows unless royalties were paid. This ended in 2016 when Warner paid $14 million in a lawsuit to end the copyright

Long Island woman accidentally threw away an envelope with $5000 cash intended for her mortgage, sanitation workers sifted through tons of trash until they found it. They refused to accept a reward.

Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV show of 2016.

The Zomba Prison Project was a music recording made by inmates of a maximum security prison in Malawi known as the " waiting room of hell. " The completed album has 20 songs by 16 prisoners and was nominated for the Best World Music Album in 2016.

Celine Dion stood near the open casket of her deceased husband for 7 hours to greet and comfort complete strangers who had arrived to pay their respects at the public visitation held on the eve of his funeral. She was only expected to stay for 30 minutes.

Metallica's lawyer once sent a cease and desist letter to Sandman, a Metallica cover band. Metallica later said they had no idea the letter had been sent and offered an apology and told Rolling Stone that they had started out as a cover band, adding "We have a long history of not only enjoying tribute bands, but we started as one. Heck, we even recorded a two-disc album of covers!"

In 2016 New Jersey went from the 49th to 6th in Highest Gas Tax in the USA.

The first of a set of twins, Samuel, was born at 1:39 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. His brother Ronan was born 31 minutes later just as daylight saving time had ended, making him 29 minutes older.

Rapper Lil Wayne personally thanked a group of US Marines stuck on the tarmac at the same time as his plane in Indiana.

Simon Smith legally changed his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger.

It took Boeing 42 years and 1 month to deliver its 10,000 7series aircraft (October 1958-November 2000) and, 42 years and 5 months for Airbus to achieve the same milestone (May 1974-October 2016).

The most common password in 2016 was '123456'.

The 2016 Canadian Census had the highest response rate (98.4%) of any census in Canada since the 1666 New France Census, 350 years earlier .

Abraham Muñoz ran a marathon in 5 hours, 41 minutes, 52 seconds while juggling a soccer ball - without it touching the ground.

In 2016, McDonald's had 36,525 stores and Subway had 44,805.

Isaac Newton predicted that the world would end in 2060 and was obsessed with the number 2016.

The 118th and final element in the periodic table was given the official name "Oganesson" (Og). It was previously known as "Ununoctium" since 1979.

You are more likely to believe a statement that is printed in bold.

Cost of a 30 second Superbowl ad: 5 Million dollars

2016's Most Popular Christmas Gifts

Xbox One S, Playstation 4 Slim, Playstation 4 Pro, Pokémon Sun and Moon video game

Popular Movies:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool, Finding Dory, The Jungle Book, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story , The Secret Life of Pets, Sing, Suicide Squad, Zootopia

The Big Movies

(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2. Finding Dory
3. Captain America: Civil War
4. The Secret Life of Pets
5. The Jungle Book
6. Deadpool
7. Zootopia
8. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
9. Suicide Squad
10. Sing

The Number One Hits Of 2016

November 14, 2015 - January 22, 2016 : Adele - Hello

January 23, 2016 - February 12, 2017: Justin Bieber - Sorry

February 13, 2016 - March 4, 2016: Justin Bieber - Love Yourself

March 5, 2016 - May 6, 2016: Rihanna featuring Drake - Work

May 7, 2016 - May 20, 2016: Desiigner - Panda

May 21, 2016 - May 27, 2016: Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla - One Dance

May 28, 2016 - June 3, 2016: Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!

June 4, 2016 - August 5, 2016: Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla - One Dance

August 6, 2016 - September 2, 2016: Sia featuring Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills

September 3, 2016 - November 25, 2016: Chainsmokers featuring Halsey - Closer

November 26, 2016 - January 6, 2017: Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane - Black Beatles

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