2010s U.S. Pop Culture

Can you answers these questions about American pop culture and current events of the 2010s?
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What invention helped people take a selfie from further away?
Selfie Stick
What popular phone app had a ghost as its logo?
Snapchat
What did YOLO stand for?
You Only Live Once
What laundry detergent capsules did people pretend to consume?
Tide Pods
Complete the song lyric: "Hey, I just met you / and this is crazy /
But here's my number, so ____ __ _____".
Call Me Maybe
What type of animal was Harambe, who was shot and killed at a zoo in 2016?
Gorilla
What naughty dance move did Miley Cyrus perform at an awards show in 2013?
Twerking
What vegetable (maybe a fruit) did people put on toast, causing millenials to not be able
to afford houses?
Avocado
What ancient civilization supposedly predicted that the world would end in 2012?
The Mayans
What dance move was popular with children, and is also something you
might do to your teeth?
Flossing
What object was either white and gold or blue and black, depending on your opinion?
The Dress
On what dating app did people swipe left or right to indicate potential interest?
Tinder
Which district did Katniss Evedeen come from in "The Hunger Games"?
District 12
During what month-long event did men grow mustaches to "raise awareness"
about prostate cancer?
Movember
What was the challenge where people poured cold water over their
heads to "raise awareness" for ALS?
Ice Bucket Challenge
What reality TV star, and former decathlete, shocked the world by changing gender?
Caitlyn Jenner
What city became infamous for its lead-tainted water
(even though other cities were worse)?
Flint
What four-letter word described people whose "eyes had been opened" to
the social justice movement?
Woke
What did the letters GF signify on restaurant menus?
Gluten Free
What street did the Occupy movement occupy?
Wall Street
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Level 77
Jan 9, 2020
Can you not say 'changing gender'? 'came out as transgender' is more accurate and doesn't sound like you're from the past
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Level 83
Jan 9, 2020
This is the most "2010's"-ish comment ever.
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Level 72
Jan 11, 2020
Hey, sticking with the theme is important.
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Level 55
Jan 22, 2020
lol
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Level 55
Jan 22, 2020
I don't mean to offend or judge you but that comment is a microaggression.
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Level 73
Jan 13, 2020
95% of the population in progressive countries live in the past. Not to say we shouldn't use words sensibly but you can't condemn the general populace for not learning the specific terminologies for tiny minorities by heart.
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2020
Nobody "condemned" anyone -- they just asked for a slight change. I don't understand why this provokes such a reaction from some people. We adjust our language all the time -- do you speak the same way with your friends as you would with your boss or your grandma? It really shouldn't be a big deal to make such minor accommodations.
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Level 73
Jan 22, 2020
If you had read my post carefully you would have noticed that the slight accomodation was not the problem. Here's the deal: "doesn't sound like you're from the past" - so everyone who doesn't talk specifically like Tastymeatpie is from the past? Do you know how arrogant and removed from reality that sounds?
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Level 73
Jan 22, 2020
I've come to empathize with transgender people much more than before because of the posts of a user on another website. These posts explained the person's issues in a thoughtful and sensible manner and I've always made an effort to adjust my language ever since. You know what has the opposite effect? Someone creating borders between themselves and everyone who doesn't already know their terminologies. And that's exactly what "doesn't sound like you're from the past" expresses.
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Level 80
Jan 22, 2020
Can you not insist that people adopt your nonsensical newspeak? It's less chauvunistic and obnoxious and doesn't sound like you're from another planet.
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Level 63
Jan 22, 2020
Realistically, she did "change gender" though, so the term is accurate. If she just came out as transgender, but didn't have the surgery, fair enough, but she did biologically change gender, hence the term is correct.
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Level 50
Jan 22, 2020
Actually, by the technical definition, she changed sex, not gender. The whole argument is based on the crux that gender and sex are two separate things. Sex is what your sexual organs are, gender is what you are in your mind and heart. So, her argument would be that she was always gender female, but her sex was changed from male to female. Search "Genderbread Person" on Google for a good visual representation.
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Level 72
Jan 22, 2020
Thank you, Canuckquizzer1981, for explaining it perfectly (and to Tastymeatpie for bringing it up and to the other supporters and upvoters), although I would possibly add that gender isn’t just in the mind and heart, but also, neurologically, in the brain, as neuroscience is now discovering. People can disagree with the interpretations that led to the accepted proper nomenclature if they must, but I can’t understand why there would be a disagreement as to whether or not we should treat transgender people respectfully in this regard. It costs us nothing except for a minor course correction every now and again while we’re getting used to it – in our speech, in the wording of an online quiz, whatever – but it means the world to them.
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Level 63
Jan 22, 2020
Actually, the definition for gender has been changed to fit current opinions and beliefs about what gender is. So, to argue about the definition of the word "gender" is pointless. This is the problem with changing the definition of words to fit societal norms. When that is done, there is no basis for what the word means. Just like how "hate" can now mean you disagree with someone's beliefs instead of actually hating someone or something, or how "literally" is used to stress the importance of something when that isn't what the word means at all. Consulting a dictionary doesn't really help much anymore, because all 50 different definitions are now included for some of these words.
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Level 39
Mar 25, 2020
She didn’t change gender she changed SEX sex and gender are two very different things one is a real thing and one is social construct made to keep gender roles she came out and don’t argue that we are a small minority because we are not but we are not safe In most countries so a lot of us aren’t out and even in America once someone transitioned fully they might never tell because of how dangerous being transgender is in this world
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Level 74
Jan 24, 2020
I agree with Tastymeatpie. It is much more accurate and respectful to say that Jenner "came out as transgender."
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Level 67
Jan 9, 2020
I legit thought GF meant "grain free" lol guess I'm really not a millenial.
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Level 77
Jan 9, 2020
I dunno, you did use the word 'legit'.
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Level 72
Jan 22, 2020
I was about to claim “legit” as a Gen X invention (c.f. MC Hammer’s “Too Legit to Quit”, or behold the long version for a dizzying 15-minute spectacle with cameos galore), but when I looked it up, I learned that it’s been in use since 1897!
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Level 75
Jan 9, 2020
I love me some Tide Pod Avocado Toast
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Level 65
Jan 9, 2020
how bout "no shave november"?
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Level 63
Jan 16, 2020
I tried that several times in disbelieve.
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Level 67
Jan 23, 2020
thats so cumbersome and sounds awkward, and the people who started it in Australia named it Movember.
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Level 60
Jan 9, 2020
Never heard of the Flint water crisis before. Don't know if that belongs in this quiz tbh
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Level 72
Jan 9, 2020
It may not belong in a quiz based on your personal knowledge of the decade’s newsworthy stories, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t belong here.

I, however, would like to know how my eating avocado on toast (it’s yummy!) cost so many poor Millennials their dream homes. So sorry, Millennials! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a couple slices of 12-grain in the toaster. You can live with your parents for another year or two, can’t you?

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Level 63
Jan 22, 2020
It was all over the news, at least in the US. It was hard to miss if you watch or read the news often.
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Level 72
Jan 10, 2020
The avocado on toast thing confused me too. So I googled and found this explanation: https://www.curbed.com/2018/5/15/17345156/avocado-toast-millennials-cant-afford-homes-tim-gurner I am so not a millenial.
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Level 63
Jan 16, 2020
That's the weirdest thing. Not every millennial is a super food trend slave.
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Level 72
Jan 22, 2020
Oh, so it’s Millennials themselves eating avocados that is making them not be able to afford homes. Well that’s a relief; the way the question was worded, I thought they were blaming Boomers, Gen Xers (represent!), or even the Z’s eating avocados as somehow, twistedly, being the problem. On the other hand, they really need to stop shopping at Whole Foods if the price of an avocado there is on par with a house down payment.
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Level 72
Jan 11, 2020
Damn it! I made a big batch of guac and now my home loan application has been rejected!
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Level 63
Jan 22, 2020
Hahah!
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Level 65
Jan 22, 2020
Man, if I was a millennial I would be pretty mad at the idea that I can't get a home because I like avocado. That's pretty insulting. How about because the houses in the neighborhood their parents bought a home in for under fifty grand now cost half a million. Don't think skipping the avocados is gonna help much there.
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Level 65
Jan 22, 2020
No, you misunderstand. Everything is millennials' fault, and when millennials push back against the fact that Boomers have systematically rewritten the social order exclusively for their benefit, it's because millennials are crybabies. When someone whinges that he could afford a home at 25, so why can't millennials, we should not at all focus on the fact that the cost of home ownership has skyrocketed, as has the cost of college, which has become near-essential to get the kind of job that pays well enough to even have a shot at homeownership in a lot of places in the first place. No, we should focus on the fact that someone who could afford a home while working as a store manager in 1975 is obviously just a much harder worker than most young people today. Economics and finance has nothing to do with it. Young people are terrible and they ruin everything. No reason to think any harder than that.
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Level 65
Jan 22, 2020
Ha! You know, I thought it was being ironic, and then I googled it. Some of those articles on this were shocking. Glad it was meant to mock the articles and the people just trying to seek out the joy of avocado toast in their little studio apartments.
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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2020
Guys, it's a joke. Some old guy in Australia said that millennials can't afford houses because they are buying too much avocado toast. He's obviously wrong, that's what makes it funny.
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Level 68
Jan 22, 2020
So lead-tainted water is now pop culture? What's next, the outbreak of a new virus in China or the Australian wildfires?
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Level 69
Jan 22, 2020
It says pop culture and current events.
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Level 67
Jan 22, 2020
It saddens me that "awarenesstache" wasn't the right answer.
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Level 70
Jan 22, 2020
No Shave November should be accepted
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Level 73
Jan 22, 2020
never heared about the dress. or flint (in relation to the water) and i don't think we have tide pods over here, so that went way over my head too. we have dreft pods. and ariel.
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Level 67
Jan 22, 2020
I'm in disbelief that people haven't heard about the water crisis in Flint. Our society saddens me.
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Level 73
Jan 22, 2020
Some of those may be from abroad. It was reported there, too, but in all likelihood not as much as in the US.
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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2020
What if I told you there were communities in the United States with much more lead in the water than Flint and that no one cares? What about all the people in other countries with lead poisoning that especially no one cares about? I applaud the people who don't follow the news.
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Level 52
Mar 24, 2020
I'm not from the US, it certainly wasn't international news in the UK. Just had a read though, pretty terrible what happened
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Level 62
Jan 22, 2020
RIP Harambe
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Level 54
Jan 22, 2020
I hate the fact I got 20
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Level 80
Jan 23, 2020
What a dumb decade.
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Level 73
Feb 5, 2020
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.
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Level 59
Jan 27, 2020
I've always heard it called no shave November
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Level 21
Feb 4, 2020
i kept typing "tide" for tide pods, but that wasnt correct :/
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Level 70
Mar 16, 2020
Me too. I wonder if the Quizmaster might decide to accept ‘Tide’ too?
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Level 83
Aug 9, 2020
From Wikipedia (under Maya): "The correct name for the people is simply Maya (not Mayans)". Mayan is only the name of their language.
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