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2012 Year in Review

Name these people, places, things, musical acts and movies from the year 2012.
Last updated: December 29, 2014
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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
Song
Artist
"Call Me Maybe"
Carly Rae Jepsen
"Gangnam Style"
Psy
"Somebody That I
Used to Know"
Gotye
"Boyfriend"
Justin Bieber
 
 
Clue
Movie
Teenage tributes
The Hunger Games
Bond
Skyfall
Talking teddy bear
Ted
Dr. Seuss
The Lorax
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level 57
Dec 31, 2012
Can you accept "Cannabis" for Marijuana?
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level 47
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 57
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 75
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 25
Jan 8, 2013
No Neil Armstrong?
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level 70
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 20
Oct 17, 2013
somebody that I used to know was released in 2011 in Australia
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level 45
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 75
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 52
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
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level 55
Sep 7, 2015
You're Lucky
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level 28
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 55
Dec 29, 2014
That happenede to me, and I couldnt even type anything there. The funny thing was that I was thinking of that song.
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level 79
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 66
Dec 29, 2014
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level 71
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
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level ∞
Dec 29, 2014
Fixed, sorry!
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level 31
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 65
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 69
Dec 29, 2014
Got Psy. :)
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level 46
Dec 29, 2014
The clue for Psy is not showing up! Would definitely have gotten that one!
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level 66
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 76
May 13, 2018
Gingham Style?... That would be an interesting cover version.
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level 75
Dec 29, 2014
I typed Penn but no State. Smack self.
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level 75
Apr 15, 2017
I just did it again, lol. Smack self harder.
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level 75
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 82
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 75
Apr 15, 2017
The way she's going, we may have a chance to find out. :)
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level 80
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 57
Jan 25, 2015
60th Jubilee a possibility?
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level 55
Sep 7, 2015
Please accept "you'll only live once"
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level 68
Sep 27, 2015
The queen dies in2021
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level 58
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 67
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 37
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 72
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 77
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 67
Dec 15, 2018
Did you just find that out?