2010 Trivia, Fun Facts and History

20102010 Trivia, Fun Facts and History

Quick Facts from 2010:

  • World Changing Event: Instagram app became available and the iPad tablet was released.
  • The Top Song was Tik Tok by Ke$ha
  • The Movies to Watch include Toy Story 3, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Inception and Megamind
  • The Most Famous Person in America was probably (tie) David Letterman, Jay Leno and Cona O’Brien
  • Notable books include: The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
  • Price of XBox 360 in 2010: $199.00
    Fisher Price Follow Me Thomas: $39.99
    Whole Pineapple: $3.99
  • The Funny Guy was: Kevin Hart
  • The Late Night Feud: Jay Leno vs David Letterman vs Conan O’Brien
  • The Conversation: Who should get Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight Show’ host job? David Letterman or Conan O’Brien?

Top Ten Baby Names of 2010:
Isabella, Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Ava, Jacob, Ethan, Michael, Jayden, William

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Katy Perry, Olivia Munn, Eva Mendes,  Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively, Audrina Patridge, Lady Gaga, Lauren Conrad, Beyonce, Amanda Bynes. Bar Refaeli, Olivia Wilde, Marisa Miller, Scarlett Johansson, Milla Jovovich, Christina Aguilera, Nicole Scherzinger, Danica Patrick

The Heartthrob(s):
Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Laurie, Taylor Lautner, Zac Efron, Adam Levine, Colin Firth, David Beckham, Justin Bieber, Joe Manganiello, Tim Tebow

“The Quote:”
“I am not part of the PlayStation generation.”
– Prince Charles, admitting he is baffled by modern technology.

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year:
Mark Zuckerberg

Miss America:
Caressa Cameron

Miss USA:
Rima Fakih

The Scandal:
Jesse James cheated on Sandra Bullock.

Pop Culture News:
The KOR-fx, a device that sits around the shoulders, and translates stereo sound into stereo vibrations for gaming consoles, mpr3s and more, was invented.

Andre Geim won the (parody prize) Ig Nobel Prize in 2000 for his work on using magnetism to levitate a frog. 10 years later, his experiments regarding graphene won him the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. This makes him the only ever recipient of both the Ig Nobel and Nobel Prizes.

Doomsday Clock:
6 minutes to midnight, according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.
2010: “We are poised to bend the arc of history toward a world free of nuclear weapons” is the Bulletin’s assessment. Talks between Washington and Moscow for a follow-on agreement to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty are nearly complete, and more negotiations for further reductions in the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenal are already planned. The dangers posed by climate change are growing, but there are pockets of progress. Most notably, at Copenhagen, the developing and industrialized countries agree to take responsibility for carbon emissions and to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius.

The Habit:
The partially-shaved head trend was big with celebrities, including Willow Smith, Rihanna, and model Amber Rose.

2010 Toys inducted to the National Toy Hall of Fame:
The Game of Life, Playing cards

2010’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Ipad, Zhu Zhu Pets, Nooks

Best Film Oscar Winner:
The Hurt Locker (presented in 2010)

2010 Entries to The National Film Registry:
Airplane! (released in 1980)
All the President’s Men (released in 1976)
The Bargain (released in 1914)
Cry of Jazz (released in 1959)
Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (released in 1967)
The Empire Strikes Back (released in 1980)
The Exorcist (released in 1973)
The Front Page (released in 1931)
Grey Gardens (released in 1976)
I Am Joaquin (released in 1969)
It’s a Gift (released in 1934)
Let There Be Light (released in 1946)
Lonesome (released in 1928)
Make Way for Tomorrow (released in 1937)
Malcolm X (released in 1992)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (released in 1971)
Newark Athlete (released in 1891)
Our Lady of the Sphere (released in 1969)
The Pink Panther (released in 1963)
Preservation of the Sign Language (released in 1913)
Saturday Night Fever (released in 1977)
Study of a River (released in 1996/1997)
Tarantella (released in 1940)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (released in 1945)
A Trip Down Market Street (released in 1906)

The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)
1. Toy Story 3
2. Alice in Wonderland
3. Iron Man 2
4. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
6. Inception
7. Despicable Me
8. Shrek Forever After
9. How to Train Your Dragon
10. Tangled

2010/11 Most Popular TV Shows:
1. American Idol (Fox)
2. NBC Sunday Night Football (NBC)
3. The Voice (NBC)
4. Modern Family (ABC)
5. Dancing With The Stars (ABC)
6. Big Bang Theory (CBS)
7. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
8. Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS)
10. Glee (Fox)

2010 United States Census:
Total US Population: 308,745,538
1. New York, New York – 8,175,133
2. Los Angeles, California – 3,792,621
3. Chicago, Illinois – 2,695,598
4. Houston, Texas – 2,099,451
5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 1,526,006
6. Phoenix, Arizona – 1,445,632
7. San Antonio, Texas – 1,327,407
8. San Diego, California – 1,307,402
9. Dallas, Texas – 1,197,816
10. San Jose, California – 945,942

World Series Champions: San Francisco Giants
Superbowl Champions: New Orleans Saints
NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
Stanley Cup Champs: Chicago Blackhawks
U.S. Open Golf Graeme McDowell
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Rafael Nadal/ Kim Clijsters
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Rafael Nadal/Serena Williams
NCAA Football Champions: Villanova Wildcats
NCAA Basketball Champions: Duke
Kentucky Derby: Super Saver
World Cup (Soccer): Spain