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Pop Culture News of 2012

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The Top Song was Royals by Lorde

Price of iPad 2 in 2012: 4399.99

Before 2012 the largest buyer of kale in the US was Pizza Hut, and they only used it as garnish around their salad bar.

After the release of The Hunger Games and Brave in 2012, women's participation in archery rose over 100%.

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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.

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The body of Richard III, infamous king of England, was lost for over 500 years before being found beneath a parking lot in 2012. 

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. 

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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." 

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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. 

Despite becoming a big hit in 2012, Ellie Goulding's first hit single "Lights" was recorded in 2008. She went on to record many more additional hits along with music producer Greg Kurstin. 

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Choi Gap-bok escaped from prison by squeezing his body through the food slot at the bottom of his cell door. The slot measured 5.9 inches tall and 17.7 inches wide. Choi, a yoga practitioner, applied skin ointment to his body and slipped out while 3 prison guards were sleeping. 

M.I.A. was sued by NFL for showing Middle finger during 2012 Superbowl Show. 

Rapper Drake graduated high school on October 2012 at the age of 25.

The Smithsonian officially recognized video games as an art form and had an exhibit to "comprehensively examine the evolution of video games as an artistic medium." 

#1 Song...

"Call Me Maybe," by Carly Rae Jepson, was the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 when you started on July 10, 2012. Click below to play video....


Biggest Movies of 2012

1. Marvel's The Avengers
2. The Dark Knight Rises
3. The Hunger Games
4. Skyfall
5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
7. The Amazing Spider-Man
8. Brave
9. Ted
10. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

 

Biggest Artists of 2012:

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