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29 Things That Will Turn 10 In 2015

Life in 2005 was ~crazy~.

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1. Facebook opening up to everyone

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Originally the site was limited to Harvard students only. Every member was given an ID that started with #0.

2. Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson's split

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The couple was only married for three years before deciding to go their separate ways.

3. The release of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince...

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The sixth installment sold over 1.4 million copies on Amazon pre-order alone.

4. ...and the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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The film is the sixth-highest grossing Harry Potter film (the first being Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2).

5. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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According to George Lucas, this was going to be the final Star Wars film.

6. Hurricane Katrina

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Katrina killed nearly 2,000 people and caused an estimated $100 billion in damages.

7. Kanye West's INCREDIBLY awkward comment about George Bush

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In a 2014 interview with GQ, Mike Myers revealed he "was super proud to have been next to him" at that moment, as surprising as it was.

8. The series premiere of Grey's Anatomy

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The show's creator, Shonda Rhimes, said she got the idea for the show after a doctor told her it was hard for her to shave her legs in the hospital shower.

9. Brad & Jen's infamous split

When asked by CBS News in 2015 if she still talks to Brad Pitt, her answer was, "We've exchanged good wishes and all that sort of stuff to each other, but not a constant thing. I mean, do you talk to your ex-wife?" Valid point.
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When asked by CBS News in 2015 if she still talks to Brad Pitt, her answer was, "We've exchanged good wishes and all that sort of stuff to each other, but not a constant thing. I mean, do you talk to your ex-wife?" Valid point.

10. Diddy hosting the MTV VMAs

It was a big year for Green Day, who took home the Moonman for Video of the Year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
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It was a big year for Green Day, who took home the Moonman for Video of the Year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."

11. The U.S. version of The Office

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Writer Greg Daniels originally wanted to avoid pitching the show to NBC out of fear it wouldn't do well on the network.

12. The first Twilight novel

Author Stephenie Meyer didn't know the names of her two main characters when she started writing, so she called Edward and Bella "he" and "she."
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Author Stephenie Meyer didn't know the names of her two main characters when she started writing, so she called Edward and Bella "he" and "she."

13. The groundbreaking film Brokeback Mountain

Anne Hathaway revealed that Heath Leger's tight-lipped southern drawl was mostly a result of the fact that “he was worried that flies might get in.”
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Anne Hathaway revealed that Heath Leger's tight-lipped southern drawl was mostly a result of the fact that “he was worried that flies might get in.”

14. The Tom Cruise couch incident

The reason Cruise was on Oprah was to promote his film War of the Worlds; it was during this same media tour that he infamously called Matt Lauer “glib” during in an interview with the Today show.
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The reason Cruise was on Oprah was to promote his film War of the Worlds; it was during this same media tour that he infamously called Matt Lauer “glib” during in an interview with the Today show.

15. The Pink Razr

The phone only had 5.5 MB of memory, whereas today's iPhone has at least 16 GB.
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The phone only had 5.5 MB of memory, whereas today's iPhone has at least 16 GB.

16. The Osbournes series finale

In case you forgot, the final episode featured the Osbournes getting a visit from Dr. Phil.
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In case you forgot, the final episode featured the Osbournes getting a visit from Dr. Phil.

17. Honey Boo Boo, herself

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Alana Thompson aka "Honey Boo Boo" made her first appearance on Toddlers and Tiaras when she was only 6 years old.

18. The Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 launched just four years after the debut of its predecessor, the Xbox.
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The Xbox 360 launched just four years after the debut of its predecessor, the Xbox.

19. The series finale of Everybody Loves Raymond

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Producer Rob Burnett offered Ray Romano a show about his family just a few days after he performed stand-up on David Letterman.

20. The series premiere of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Ashley Tisdale originally auditioned for the role of London Tipton, before being offered Maddie Fitzpatrick.
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Ashley Tisdale originally auditioned for the role of London Tipton, before being offered Maddie Fitzpatrick.

21. The BFFs that were Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan

Richie has never commented on the demise of her friendship with Lohan. When asked about it during an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live, Richie simply replied, "[I] haven't spoken to her in a while.”
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Richie has never commented on the demise of her friendship with Lohan. When asked about it during an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live, Richie simply replied, "[I] haven't spoken to her in a while.”

22. Blink-182's depressing split

Band member Tom DeLonge told BBC Radio 1 in 2011, “The reason the band broke up was really stupid in the first place; it’s not like anybody had sex with each other’s wives... The band got so big that the machine running the band took over. We were burnt out, we needed a break, but the machine won’t let you do that."
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Band member Tom DeLonge told BBC Radio 1 in 2011, “The reason the band broke up was really stupid in the first place; it’s not like anybody had sex with each other’s wives... The band got so big that the machine running the band took over. We were burnt out, we needed a break, but the machine won’t let you do that."

23. The 40-Year-Old Virgin

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Steve Carell was all for getting his chest waxed on set IRL, saying right before filming, "I think it's going to be pretty easy... I know it's not going to hurt." LOL BYE.

24. Apple's unveiling of the 5th Generation iPod...

It was the first iPod to allow users to play videos.
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It was the first iPod to allow users to play videos.

25. ...along with the iPod shuffle and the iPod nano

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Six years later, Apple was forced to recall its first-generation iPod Nanos over concerns that the battery could possibly overheat.

26. Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" topping the charts

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Reportedly, the song was written as a response to Courtney Love calling Stefani a "cheerleader."

27. Britney and Kevin: Chaotic

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Unfortunately critics blasted the series. Variety called the show "a visual assault of nauseating camera angles, likely to upset even the most desensitized TV viewer."

28. The first Webkinz

The toys were an immediate hit, and it was estimated that by the following year (2006), the toy's parent company, Ganz, had raked in $100 million in sales.
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The toys were an immediate hit, and it was estimated that by the following year (2006), the toy's parent company, Ganz, had raked in $100 million in sales.

29. YouTube

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The first video uploaded to the site was the 18-second “Me at the Zoo” video, by one of the site’s co-founders, Jawed Karim. The video featured Karim talking about elephants in front of their enclosure at the San Diego Zoo.

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