2012 Year in Review

Name these people, places, things, musical acts and movies from the year 2012.
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
First submittedDecember 30, 2012
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Olympic host city
London
New York area "superstorm"
Sandy
Social networking website
purchased by Facebook for $1 billion
Instagram
It was legalized by Washington and Colorado
Marijuana
Singer that gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy
Beyoncé Knowles
Soccer player who scored 91 goals
Lionel Messi
What YOLO stands for
You Only Live Once
University whose football program was embroiled
in a child abuse scandal
Penn State
Erotic trilogy, written by E.L. James,
that topped best-seller lists
Fifty Shades
Mitt Romney's running mate
Paul Ryan
Calendar used to make doomsday predictions
Mayan
Basketball player who sparked a
short-lived "insanity" at Madison Square Garden
Jeremy Lin
At 2,080 feet tall, the Skytree opens in this city
Tokyo
Disovery of this "God particle" announced
Higgs Boson
Famous singer who died in Los Angeles at age 48
Whitney Houston
What Queen Elizabeth celebrated on June 2
Diamond Jubilee
State where Trayvon Martin was shot
Florida
Who Did That Song?
"Call Me Maybe"
Carly Rae Jepsen
"Gangnam Style"
Psy
"Somebody That I
Used to Know"
Gotye
"Boyfriend"
Justin Bieber
 
 
Name the Movie
Teenage tributes
The Hunger Games
James Bond
Skyfall
Talking teddy bear
Ted
Dr. Seuss
The Lorax
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Level 56
Dec 31, 2012
Can you accept "Cannabis" for Marijuana?
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Level 51
May 18, 2014
yes they should
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Level 32
Dec 31, 2012
No KONY2012? Everyone already forgot...
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Level 61
Jan 7, 2013
Thank God. ... What a ass?
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Level 22
Aug 11, 2013
Did you know that was a total lie, right?
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Level 79
Aug 24, 2018
Yeah. Just listen to Kony's side
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Level 21
Jan 1, 2013
its so cringy that yolo is even on here
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Level 40
Jan 2, 2013
The clue for The Hunger Games is pretty useless tbch.
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Level 29
Jan 4, 2013
It makes perfect sense if you've seen the film.
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Level 40
Apr 18, 2020
I've never seen the film so I think the clue should be adapted for me.
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Level 25
Jan 8, 2013
No Neil Armstrong?
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Level 76
Oct 26, 2017
Nah. Only important people like Trayvon Martin.
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Level 40
Feb 2, 2013
what aboout avengers?
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Level 22
Oct 17, 2013
somebody that I used to know was released in 2011 in Australia
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Level 44
May 3, 2014
Only 31% know The Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee! I was there! Braving the monsoon like a trooper! I love a bit of pomp and flag waving!!
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Level 78
Apr 15, 2017
My friend's family was there, and she brought me a tea towel. I must confess, I love it.
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Level 51
May 7, 2014
Wow..... Did ANYTHING of note happen in 2012?
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Level 55
Jun 2, 2014
I don't know any Justin Bieber songs! :D
+3
Level 58
Sep 7, 2015
You're Lucky
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Level 32
Sep 4, 2014
12/25
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Level 59
Dec 28, 2014
There is a row empty under the songs category. Am I supposed to guess you mean Gangnam Style and PSY? A lot of songs came out that year.
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Level 82
Dec 28, 2014
"Gangnam Style" is missing - it is impossible to guess what the answer is with a blank clue - FYI.
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Level 70
Dec 29, 2014
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Level 73
Dec 29, 2014
And just in case the blank clue was too easy to get, if you enter "Gangnam Style" you don't get a point for that either! It's Psy or die there!
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Level 39
Dec 29, 2014
+1
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Level ∞
Dec 29, 2014
Fixed, sorry!
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Level 30
Dec 28, 2014
lol at the invisible clue
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Level 15
Dec 29, 2014
Why not put "Gangnam Style" in the clues list? 100% could've guessed that...
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Level 66
Dec 29, 2014
Gah! I tried "diamond anniversary". :( And I thought the empty line was a mistake so I ignored it.
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Level 72
Dec 29, 2014
Got Psy. :)
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Level 45
Dec 29, 2014
The clue for Psy is not showing up! Would definitely have gotten that one!
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Level 68
Dec 29, 2014
There's no clue for Psy.
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Level 24
Dec 29, 2014
For some reason, gingham style was not there so I lost a point for that...Quizmaster, can you please fix this
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Level 75
May 13, 2018
Gingham Style?... That would be an interesting cover version.
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Level 78
Dec 29, 2014
I typed Penn but no State. Smack self.
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Level 78
Apr 15, 2017
I just did it again, lol. Smack self harder.
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Level 79
Dec 29, 2014
Jubilee without the diamond isn't sufficient? Are there different kinds of jubilees? I'm also experiencing the Gangnam Style problem.
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Level 86
Jan 8, 2015
There are several jubilees for anniversary years, in general Silver=25, Ruby=40, Gold=50, Diamond=60, Platinum=70, and some other metal for 100. Wikipedia claims Titanium, but I've seen Palladium, Lead, Chrome/Chromium, Cobalt, and even Fermium (100 protons) vie for the C spot.
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Level 78
Apr 15, 2017
The way she's going, we may have a chance to find out. :)
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Level 83
Dec 31, 2014
Gangnam style worked fine for me now. - Was actually wondering why the low percentage, but a problem explains it.
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Level 62
Jan 25, 2015
60th Jubilee a possibility?
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Level 58
Sep 7, 2015
Please accept "you'll only live once"
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Level 71
Sep 27, 2015
The queen dies in2021
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Level 57
May 8, 2017
Thanks for the spoiler....
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Level 59
Jan 1, 2016
One third of the ones I didn't get were US-centric. I love this website but please, people, not everyone loves in America. Happy New Year!! lol
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Level 68
Sep 4, 2016
Yeah, seconded. Very US centric, even by the standards of this website. Unsurprisingly the child abuse scandal at Penn State didn't make the news outside the US, so those non Americans among us are literally left guessing.
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Level 43
Apr 8, 2017
New Jersey was hit worse by Hurricane Sandy than New York, maybe change the clue or add it in.
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Level 76
Mar 31, 2018
"New York area" is quite ok
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Level 22
Aug 24, 2018
carly rae jespen in lower caps should be allowed
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Level 78
Aug 24, 2018
Um, you may want to check the spelling of that last name. I think that may have been your problem rather that the capitalization issue.
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Level 53
Aug 24, 2018
The spelling is discovery not "disovery"
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Level 80
Dec 15, 2018
Did you just find that out?
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Level 47
May 31, 2019
He discovered it.
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2019
Only got 11.. For olympic I thought Sochi, and I thought the issue was spelling... For the superstorm I thought they were asking for a new york area... and I sort of remembered the "somebody that I used to know" and thought it was gotchi also tried gochi ... maybe I was influenced by sochi haha. All of the others really dont mean anything to me, I have heard of messi and that he is a soccer player, but no specefics, I have seen the lorax.
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2019
HIggs is ridiculously low, they even added the boson part !! You were bombarded by it, no way to get around that fact.