2011 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

20112011 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

Top Ten Baby Names of 2011:
Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Ava, Jacob, Mason, William, Jayden, Noah

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry, Emma Watson, Bar Refaeli, Blake Lively, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Colbie Smulders, Olivia Munn, Cameron Diaz, Kate Middleton

The Heartthrob(s):
Colin Firth, Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Taylor Lautner, Johnny Depp, Rob Pattinson, Hugh Laurie, Joe Manganiello, Tim Tebow, Brad Pitt

“The Quote:”
“I’m a winner” – Charlie Sheen

Time Magazine’s Man of the Year:
The Protester

Miss America:
Teresa Scanlan

Miss USA:
Alyssa Campanella

The Picture:


“It was completely engulfed and everything was up in flames,” said bride Nancy Rogers, posing here with new husband Mike as White Point Beach Resort’s main lodge burned in the background. “We lost all of that stuff, but that’s not important to us. We got the most important things.”

The Scandal:
Charlie Sheen

Pop Culture History:
Dynamic Eye Sunglasses, invented by Chris Mullin, block sunglare instantly with liquid crystal lenses.

The Habit:
Playing Angry Birds

2011 Toys inducted to the National Toy Hall of Fame:
Hot Wheels, Dollhouse, Blanket

2011’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
LeapFrog LeapPad, Amazon Kindle Fire

Best Film Oscar Winner:
The King’s Speech

The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
4. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
5. Kung Fu Panda 2
6. Fast Five
7. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,
8. The Hangover Part II
9. The Smurfs
10. Cars 2

Broadway Show – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Musical) Opened on June 14, 2011 and Closed: January 4, 2014

2011/12 Most Popular TV Shows:
1. NBC Sunday Night Football (NBC)
2. American Idol (Fox)
3. The Voice (NBC)
4. Modern Family (ABC)
5. Big Bang Theory (CBS)
6. Two and a Half Men (CBS)
7. X-Factor (Fox)
8. 2 Broke Girls (CBS)
9. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
10. New Girl (Fox)

World Series Champions: St. Louis Cardinals
Superbowl Champions: Green Bay Packers
NBA Champions: Dallas Mavericks
Stanley Cup Champs: Boston Bruins
U.S. Open Golf Rory Mcllroy
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Novak Djokovic/Samantha Stosur
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Novak Djokovi/Petra Kvitova
NCAA Football Champions: North Dakota State
NCAA Basketball Champions: UConn Huskies
Kentucky Derby: Animal Kingdom



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