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2015 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
2015 5 Years Ago | History Snapshot
World Series Champions
|Kansas City Royals|
|New England Patriots|
National Basketball Association Champions
|Golden State Warriors|
NHL Stanley Cup Champions
US Open Golf
US Open Tennis (Men Ladies)
|Novak Djokovic/Flavia Pennetta|
|Novak Djokovic/Serena Williams|
NCAA Football Champions
NCAA Basketball Champions
|Orange Bowl: December 31, 2014 - Georgia Tech
over Mississippi State
Rose Bowl: January 1, 2015 - Oregon over Florida State
Sugar Bowl : January 1, 2015 - Ohio State over Alabama
Puppy Bowl XI: February 1, 2015 Team Ruff over Team Fluff, 87-to-49. Most Valuable Puppy: Henry (a Lab Mix)
Westminster Kennel Best in Show Dog
|Tashtins Lookin For Trouble|
Time Magazine's Man of the Year
|Olivia Jordan (Oklahoma)|
Fashion Icons and Movie Stars
|Erin Andrews, Hayley Atwell, Elizabeth Banks, Melissa Benoist, Ashley Benson, Julie Benz, Alison Brie, Priyanka Chopra, Emilia Clarke, Lauren Cohan, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Kaley Cuoco, Alexandra Daddario, Brooklyn Decker, Cara Delevingne, Kat Dennings, Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Dormer, Hilary Duff, Gal Gadot, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, Ariana Grande, Gigi Hadid, Lena Headey, Sarah Hyland, Holly Holm, Katie Holmes, Samantha Hoopes, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kendall Jenner, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Victoria Justice, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lawrence, Evangeline Lilly, Blake Lively, Caity Lotz, Demi Lovato, Tatiana Maslany, Katherine McNamara, Maria Menounos, Rose Mciver, AJ Michalka, Olivia Munn, Rachel Nichols, Lupita Nyong'o, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Olsen, Rita Ora, Katy Perry, Emily Ratajkowski, Bar Refaeli, Alexis Ren, Rihanna, Margot Robbie, Ronda Rousey, Zoe Saldana, Nicole Scherzinger, Léa Seydoux, Shakira, Taylor Swift, Ivanka Trump, Melania Trump, Sophie Turner, Kate Upton, Sofia Vergara, Alicia Vikander, Emma Watson, Deborah Ann Woll|
|Sarah Barnes burned down the 5th oldest tree in the world, by setting a fire to see better while she was smoking meth inside the hollow trunk. She was turned in by friends after showing them pictures of the fire and telling them "I can't believe I burned down a tree older than Jesus."|
2015 Pop Culture History
Among the words added to the dictionary in 2015 were Masshole, twerk, fo'shizzle, stanky, and twitterati.
Benjamin Careathers filed a class action lawsuit against RedBull
in 2015, stating that after 10 years of consuming the product, he
received no wings, or enhanced physical or intellectual performance,
as their ads suggested. Redbull lost the 13,000,000 suit.
study on the efficiency of mosquito repellents found that Victorias
Secrets Bombshell perfume actually repelled mosquitos
better than nearly all the other non-DEET products.
Godzilla was named an official citizen and tourism ambassador of
Japan in 2015.
RIP, Scandals, Sad and Odd News
|In the US, an estimated 1,670 children died from abuse
or neglect in 2015. This translates to a rate of 2.25 children per
100,000 children in the general population and an average of nearly
five children dying every day from abuse or neglect.
Scientists discovered that Boa Constrictors kill their prey by cutting off their blood supply, not by suffocation like it was originally assumed.
In spite of the reputation, there were no spider bite related deaths in Australia from 1979 until 2015.
In 2015, Americans left 658 million vacation days unused. 222 million of those days were lost because they could not be rolled over.
A man called into C-SPAN and began talking about West Philadelphia, and got all the way through the first two stanzas of the Fresh Prince theme song before being cut off.
Untitled, an all-white painting by Robert Ryman was sold for ~15 million dollars. His all-white 1980 piece Bridge went for $20.6 million and 2002's Link sold for $11.4 Million.
More people died by taking selfies (12) than by shark attacks (8) in 2015.
Microbeads, the little abrasive beads in found in soap products, were deemd potentially dangerous to oceanic to the environment and banned in the US.
France passed a law to address planned obsolescence which requires companies to replace any defective products within 2 years free of charge. This was the first time any legislature in the world openly acknowledged the existence of planned obsolescence.
In 2015, it was discovered that a mysterious unknown radio signal first detected in 1998 by Australian astronomers at Parkes observatory was actually being caused by a microwave in the kitchen of the observatory.
Firsts and the Biggest Christmas Gifts
|New Nintendo 3DS|
|Pokemon Go was the game everyone played.
The Mannequin Challenge
2015/16 Biggest Television Shows
|(according to Nielsen
1. NCIS (CBS)
2. Sunday Night Football (NBC)
3. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
4. Thursday Night Football (CBS)
5. Empire (FOX)
6. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
7. Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
8. Blue Bloods (CBS)
9. The Voice (NBC)
10. The X-Files (FOX)
Popular Music Artists
|The Biggest Pop Artists of 2015 include:
Adele, Chris Stapleton, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Fall Out Boy, Fetty Wap, Hozier, Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, Luke Bryan, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor, Mumford & Sons, Muse, OMI, One Direction, Pitbull, Rachel Platten, Sam Smith, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Walk The Moon, The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa, Zac Brown Band
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
Number One Hits of 2015
|November 29, 2014 - January 16, 2015: Taylor Swift
- Blank Space
January 17, 2015 - April 24, 2015: Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
April 25, 2015 - June 5, 2015: Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth - See You Again
June 6, 2015 - July 24, 2015: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar - Bad Blood
July 25, 2015 - August 21, 2015: OMI - Cheerleader
August 22, 2015 - September 18, 2015: The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
September 19, 2015 - October 2, 2015: Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean?
October 3, 2015 - November 13, 2015: The Weeknd - The Hills
November 14, 2015 - January 22, 2016 : Adele - Hello
(according to boxofficemojo)
Avengers: Age of Ultron, Cinderella, Furious 7, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Inside Out, Jurassic World, The Martian, Minions, Spectre, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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