|2007 Fun Facts, History and Trivia|
|Quick Facts from 2007:|
|Top Ten Baby Names of 2007:|
Emma, Madison, Hanna, Emily, Elizabeth
Jacob, Michael, Ethan, Joshua, Daniel
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:|
Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, Victoria Beckham, Rihanna, Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Ali Larter, Fergie, Megan Fox
|Leading Men and Hollywood Hunks:|
Hugh Laurie, Adam Levine, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt
“I personally believe the U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like such as and I believe they should our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S. or should help South Africa or should help the Iraq and Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for us.”
– Miss South Carolina, Lauren Caitlin Upton
|Time Magazine’s Person of the Year:|
Red Hot Chili Peppers sued Showtime after the Cable TV network named a program ‘Californication’ – a title matching the band’s 1999 album. “For some TV show to come along and steal our identity is not right,” frontman Anthony Kiedis said in a statement. The case was dismissed because the Chili Peppers never trademarked the name.
Rapper Akon had a rather sexy dance with this fourteen-year-old young lady at an “over 18 only” concert in Trinidad. When confronted with the press, along with her preacher father, Danah Alleyne admitted that it wasn’t her best idea.
In a KDND radio contest, on January 12, 2007, a woman died after drinking nearly 2 gallons (7.6 liters) of water in over 3 hours in an attempt to win a Nintendo Wii. The contest was called “Hold Your Wee for a Wii,” in which contestants were asked to drink as much water as they could without urinating.
Britney Spears shaved off her hair
Lindsey Lohan, as of 2007, went to rehab 3 times.
Nerd Legend Freddy Andersson completed Super Mario Bros 3 in only 11 minutes and 3 seconds.
The Weather Channel released a compilation of the music used during their ‘Local on the 8s’ segment. It peaked #1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart for Contemporary Jazz.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 2007: $2,600,000
|The Cat Video:|
The Keyboard Cat (real name Fatso) meme video, though uploaded to youtube in 2007, was actually recorded in 1984
Pop Culture News:
When released in France in 2007, Ratatouille was not only praised for its technical accuracy and attention to culinary detail, it also drew the 4th highest opening-day attendance in French movie history.
With free classified ads, research has shown that Craigslist cost the newspaper industry $5.4 billion from 2000-2007.
Nintendo’s classic arcade game Donkey Kong (1981) is so hard that by 2007, only 2 people were known to have completed it. Today, that number is still under 100.
In 1986, calculators represented an estimated 41% of the world’s general-purpose hardware capacity to compute information. By 2007, this had diminished to less than 0.05%.
The original iPhone released in 2007 had no front camera, no App Store, ran on 2g speed, required a 2-year contract, worked with only one carrier, and started out as an idea by Steve Jobs to work as an interactive touchscreen to control a computer
In 2007, a twin brother was born at 1:32 AM, However, then Daylight Savings Time occurred. His twin sister who was then born at 1:06 AM is considered 26 minutes older.
The 2007 film Paranormal Activity is the most profitable film of all time with a 19,749% return on the initial investment of $450,000.
On March 20, 2007, David Letterman became ill less than an hour before his show was to start. Adam Sandler, who was to be one of his guests that night, filled in for him and hosted the whole show
5 minutes to midnight, according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.
2007: “The world stands at the brink of a second nuclear age. The United States and Russia remain ready to stage a nuclear attack within minutes, North Korea conducts a nuclear test, and many in the international community worry that Iran plans to acquire the Bomb. Climate change also presents a dire challenge to humanity. Damage to ecosystems is already taking place; flooding, destructive storms, increased drought, and polar ice melt are causing loss of life and property.”
Finishing up the Harry Potter series
|2007 Toys inducted to the National Toy Hall of Fame:|
Atari 2600, Kite, Raggedy Andy
|1st appearances & 2007’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:|
Nintendo DS , Sony PS3
|Best Film Oscar Winner:|
The Departed (Presented in 2007)
|2007 Entries to The National Film Registry:|
12 Angry Men (released in 1957)
Back to the Future (released in 1985)
Bullitt (released in 1968)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (released in 1977)
Dance, Girl, Dance (released in 1940)
Dances with Wolves (released in 1990)
Days of Heaven (released in 1978)
Glimpse of the Garden (released in 1957)
Grand Hotel (released in 1932)
The House I Live In (released in 1945)
In a Lonely Place (released in 1950)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (released in 1962)
Mighty Like a Moose (released in 1926)
The Naked City (released in 1948)
Now, Voyager (released in 1942)
Oklahoma! (released in 1955)
Our Day (released in 1938)
Peege (released in 1972)
The Sex Life of the Polyp (released in 1928)
The Strong Man (released in 1926)
The Three Little Pigs (released in 1933)
Tol’able David (released in 1921)
Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son (released in 1969/1971)
The Women (released in 1939)
Wuthering Heights (released in 1939)
|The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)|
1. Spider-Man 3
2. Shrek the Third
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix
6. I Am Legend
7. The Bourne Ultimatum
8. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
9. Alvin and the Chipmunks
|2007 Most Popular TV shows:|
1. American Idol (Fox)
2. Dancing With the Stars (Fall, ABC)
3. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
4. House (Fox)
5. CSI (CBS)
6. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
7. Sunday Night Football (NBC)
8. Survivor: China (CBS)
9. The Moment of Truth (Fox)
10. NCIS (CBS)
World Series Champions: Boston Red Sox
Superbowl Champions: Indianapolis Colts
NBA Champions: San Antonio Spurs
Stanley Cup Champs: Anaheim Mighty Ducks
U.S. Open Golf Angel Cabrera
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Roger Federer/Justine Henin
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Roger Federer/ Venus Williams
NCAA Football Champions: LSU
NCAA Basketball Champions: Florida
Kentucky Derby: Street Sense