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2010 Year in Review

Name these facts about current events and trends from the year 2010.
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First submittedJanuary 1, 2011
Last updatedDecember 28, 2014
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Nickname of the U.S. health care bill
Obamacare
The new British P.M.
David Cameron
GM's new electric car
Chevy Volt
Player who had a televised "Decision" to take
his talents to South Beach
LeBron James
Said "Imma let you finish" to Taylor Swift
Kanye West
Right-wing protest group that was
very influential in U.S. elections
The Tea Party
Website that leaked classified documents
about American war crimes
WikiLeaks
Leader of that group
Julian Assange
He was ousted as "Tonight Show" host
Conan O'Brien
Company that spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico
BP
Apple's new tablet device
The iPad
Game about birds launching
themselves at pigs
Angry Birds
Name the Country
Volcano erupts, grounding
European flights
Iceland
Miners are dramatically rescued
Chile
7.0 earthquake kills 160,000
Haiti
 
 
World Cup 2010
Host nation
South Africa
Winning nation
Spain
Noisemaking horn
Vuvuzela
 
 
Who Did That Song?
"Baby"
Justin Bieber
"TiK ToK"
Ke$ha
"Bad Romance"
Lady Gaga
"I Gotta Feeling"
The Black Eyed
Peas
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level 44
Jul 18, 2011
I agree with buggeritall - however have a look at the answer rate for the British PM question - 17% ! No wonder it's American centred
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level 77
Dec 30, 2014
It says 57% guessed correct on my screen...
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level 62
Sep 20, 2015
Probably because you did it 3 years later.
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level 77
Oct 29, 2017
and now it's up to 63%. Do British prime ministers become more well known the longer they've been unimportant?
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level 16
Aug 4, 2011
@Answerlady Wow. I missed Conan, Mosque, Volt.
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level 29
Aug 30, 2011
It is kind of worrying that only 17% got the British Prime Minister. Being British I don't claim to know masses about US politics but I can safely say I at least know the American head of state (and a few other notable figures too)!!
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level 33
Sep 25, 2011
I've only ever seen it spelled bubuzela. What gives? Should at least be accepted.
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level 62
Sep 20, 2015
Then you've only seen it spelt wrong.
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level 70
Oct 26, 2017
Whoever wrote it that way must've had a cold.
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level 44
Oct 27, 2011
BTW @Ithabise I've only ever seen it spelt vuvuzela and I watched the entire world cup on mute to avoid the stupid instruments
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level 66
Nov 18, 2011
I totally tried Al Gore. And I <3 the vuvuzela.
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level 17
Nov 24, 2011
@Frankly My Dear: Really? you put wall-e?
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level 20
May 21, 2012
We tried to watch part of the World Cup in school, but we gave up because we thought the projector's speakers were busted. Turns out it was several thousand people using vuvuzelas.
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level 63
Feb 28, 2013
Pretty sure Kanye interrupted Taylor in 2009, not 2010.
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level 55
Apr 22, 2014
I think that as time goes by people are going to do worse and worse on this quiz.
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level 52
May 7, 2014
Accept "British Petroleum" as well as "BP".
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level 72
Aug 5, 2014
That's not the name of that company.
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level 65
Dec 28, 2014
I think you will find it is.
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level 69
Jan 26, 2016
Actually, he's right. I used to work for a company that distributed BP products. They threw a bit of a hissy fit if they were ever referred to as 'British Petroleum'. They threw off the name to become more international (and probably to distance themselves from one or two things they had done under the former name).
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level 77
Jun 7, 2019
KFC might have changed their name officially but we still know what it stands for
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level 67
Oct 1, 2016
Yeah, sorry, hasn't been British Petroleum since the late 90's
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level 72
Aug 5, 2014
Thanks for not making us name Eyjafjallajökull.
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level 34
May 30, 2016
Yeah, I typed that first before realising it was only the country I had to name. Such a let down
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level 71
Jun 13, 2016
LOL, yeah ~ when I glanced at the question, my heart sank, because I thought we were going to type that word salad! It would have been a fun practical joke to play on us, though.
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level 61
Jun 7, 2019
word salad haha
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level 71
Dec 28, 2014
table device?? (or tablet)? I guess that would make it too easy?
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level ∞
Dec 28, 2014
Fixed the typo on tablet.
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level 70
Dec 28, 2014
And I thought they called themselves "Boston Tea Party" ...
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level 31
Dec 28, 2014
That death toll for Haiti is MASSIVELY inflated (the real figure is around 50,000)
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level ∞
Dec 28, 2014
According to a 2010 University of Michigan study it was 160,000 so I'll use that number which is a little lower than the original number.
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level 34
May 30, 2016
The study would not take into account any of the deaths caused by malaria, or other secondary causes of death, only the direct deaths from building collapse etc... There is also no way that they could come up with an accurate statistic. Perhaps it is just better not to put a death count and just write it as a major earthquake, since no one would guess it from the deathcount alone?
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level 77
Dec 30, 2014
War crimes? Give me a break. Assange has revealed no such thing. Are minor insults directed at Nicolas Sarkozy now considered to be a war crime?

Top 10 Revelations from Wikileaks

Point out even one thing on here that is even remotely similar to a war crime. They range from the pathetically insignificant to the completely obvious with a few interesting things sprinkled in that there was no valid reason to compromise security and intelligence gathering in order to reveal to the public. There was not a single war crime. The "collateral murder" video doesn't even count for that. Honest mistakes are not war crimes.
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level ∞
Dec 30, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War_documents_leak
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level 77
Dec 30, 2014
and?

According to an editorial in The Washington Post, the leak "mainly demonstrates that the truth about Iraq "already has been told"

..exactly. People die in a war. Not exactly revelatory.
Abu Graib broke in 2004.
Not investigating claims made against Iraqi police is not an American war crime.
Revealing marginally higher figures for casualties than were previously admitted years prior is not evidence of a war crime.
Misidentifying casualties in reports, even intentionally, is not a war crime.
Many of the things here reveal corruption or malfeasance by Iraqis or other coalition countries. In many instances Americans intervened to stop such abuses. In others they did not. Obviously those are not American war crimes.
Killing targets on the ground who at first try to surrender to and later run from a helicopter is not a war crime.
Many contractors and some soldiers were indicted for various crimes. But not for anything revealed by Wikileaks.
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level 74
Jan 21, 2016
phew, for a moment, i thought the question asked us to name that volcano... eya... eja... eyya-whatever... ... Eyjafjallajökull ...
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level 34
May 30, 2016
It isnt that hard if you break it down. Typing it is easy: Ey - Jaf - Jalla - Jokull. Saying it however is a completely different matter
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level 61
Jun 7, 2019
It means something like mountains of the islands icicle/glacier... Or glacier of the islands mountains.

(And yea I know for english possesive you need to place apostrophes somewhere.... But I never know how to use them... and since this is jetpunk, interpunction doesnt matter hahah)

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level 65
Mar 7, 2016
For the GM's electric car please accept Ampera - Opel Ampera is the same car as the Chevrolet Volt. Just as Chevy is almost non-existent make in Europe GM sells it here as Opel.
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level 67
May 14, 2019
yep, and Holden Volt and Vauxhall Ampera. 'Chevy Volt' is just the American name.
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level 66
Apr 3, 2017
I got 14. Not bad for a 7 year old
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level 40
Jul 28, 2018
At first I didn't see the "name the country" sub category, tried to type Eyjafjallajökull and got angry it wouldn't work... xD
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level 45
Jul 28, 2018
Lots of questions relating to America. The quiz could be a bit more international.
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level 77
Jun 7, 2019
We're sorry and we're trying to be less important so that the rest of the world gets more attention. We even elected a reality TV star to be president. If we still dominate international politics, economics, technology, and popular culture you can't say it's for a lack of not trying, and not really our fault if the rest of the world continues to be less relevant. Plus half of these questions have little to nothing to do with America.
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level 63
Mar 21, 2019
"The Decision" was totally classless. I'm not a fan of any Cleveland teams, but spurning a city that worshiped him like that was a low blow.
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level 61
Jun 7, 2019
Anyone else think of gwen stefani for ticktock? And I got vuzuvela.... close enough haha ( well, not actually.. it was not accepted)
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