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How Much Do You Actually Remember About 2006?

The year of Facebook, Fall Out Boy, and a million goddamn movie sequels.

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  1. 1. Which of the following movies grossed the highest amount of money?

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    <i>Ice Age: The Meltdown</i>
    Via 20th Century Fox
    Ice Age: The Meltdown
    Via 20th Century Fox
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Da Vinci Code</i>
    Via Columbia Pictures
    The Da Vinci Code
    Via Columbia Pictures
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest</i>
    Via Walt Disney Pictures
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    Via Walt Disney Pictures
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The second instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series grossed $1.06 billion, The Da Vinci Code grossed $758,239,851, and the Ice Age sequel brought in $660,940,780. Source: Box Office Mojo.

  2. 2. The 1 billionth song was sold on iTunes – what was it?

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    “Speed of Sound” by Coldplay
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    Incorrect
    "I Just Wanna Live" by Good Charlotte
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    Incorrect
    "Cool" by Gwen Stefani
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The song was purchased as part of Coldplay’s X&Y album by Alex Ostrovsky from West Bloomfield, Michigan.

    Via Parlophone
  3. 3. Which painting became the most expensive ever sold after being purchased for $140 million?

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    "The Scream" by Edvard Munch
    Via en.wikipedia.org
    "The Scream" by Edvard Munch
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    Incorrect
    "No. 5, 1948" by Jackson Pollock
    Via upload.wikimedia.org
    "No. 5, 1948" by Jackson Pollock
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    Incorrect
    "Suprematist Composition" by Kazimir Malevich
    Via en.wikipedia.org
    "Suprematist Composition" by Kazimir Malevich
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The painting was bought by Mexican financier David Martinez.

  4. 4. High School Musical swept the world at the beginning of the year, but what was the name of Zac Efron's character?

    Disney–ABC
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    Chase
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    Incorrect
    Nate
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    Incorrect
    Troy
  5. 5. Which of these shows aired its final episode in 2006?

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    <i>Malcolm in the Middle</i>
    Via 20th Television
    Malcolm in the Middle
    Via 20th Television
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The O.C.</i>
    Via Warner Bros.
    The O.C.
    Via Warner Bros.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Six Feet Under</i>
    Via HBO
    Six Feet Under
    Via HBO
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The O.C. ended in 2007, and Six Feet Under finished in 2005.

  6. 6. In 2006, Microsoft released its answer to the iPod – what was it called?

    Flickr: thestarshine / Creative Commons
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    Blox
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    Incorrect
    Zune
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    Incorrect
    Flek
  7. 7. Which of the following shows aired its first episode in 2006?

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    <i>Ugly Betty</i>
    Via Disney–ABC
    Ugly Betty
    Via Disney–ABC
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    Incorrect
    <i>Chuck</i>
    Via Warner Bros.
    Chuck
    Via Warner Bros.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>
    Via CBS
    The Big Bang Theory
    Via CBS
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Big Bang Theory and Chuck both began in 2007.

  8. 8. 2006 saw the tragic death of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, while filming at the Great Barrier Reef. What sea creature caused his death?

    Justin Sullivan / Stringer
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    A jellyfish
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    A bull shark
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    A stingray
  9. 9. Who was named the 2006 Time Person of the Year?

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    Bono
    Via Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images
    Bono
    Via Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images
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    Incorrect
    You
    Via Thinkstock
    You
    Via Thinkstock
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    Incorrect
    Vladimir Putin
    Via AFP / Getty Images
    Vladimir Putin
    Via AFP / Getty Images
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Congratulations!

    You can technically add "Time Person of the Year" to your CV, but please don't – most people will just think you're a dick.

    Congratulations!
    Via Time Inc.
  10. 10. The first ever tweet was sent on 21 March 2006. What did it read?

    Leon Neal / Getty Images
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    "just setting up my twttr"
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    Incorrect
    "Hello, can you hear me?"
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    "QWERTYIOP"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Here's the tweet.

    Via Twitter: @jack
  11. 11. Which US politician accidentally shot a 78-year-old man after mistaking him for a bird?

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    Mitt Romney
    Via Brendan Smialowski / Getty Images
    Mitt Romney
    Via Brendan Smialowski / Getty Images
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Donald Rumsfeld
    Via Mandel Ngan / Getty Images
    Donald Rumsfeld
    Via Mandel Ngan / Getty Images
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    Incorrect
    Dick Cheney
    Via Alex Wong / Getty Images
    Dick Cheney
    Via Alex Wong / Getty Images
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dick Cheney shot a 78-year-old man in the face.

    It's cool, though – the victim later released an apology to Dick Cheney.

  12. 12. What unusual sight on the River Thames did this London crowd gather around to witness in January?

    Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images
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    A whale
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    Incorrect
    A crashed Royal Navy aircraft carrier
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    An unexplainable iceberg
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The 18-feet-long whale caused headlines after swimming up the Thames into central London.

    Via Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Image
  13. 13. Which group won Record of the Year at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards?

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    Green Day
    Via Getty Images
    Green Day
    Via Getty Images
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Fall Out Boy
    Via Kevin Winter / Getty Images
    Fall Out Boy
    Via Kevin Winter / Getty Images
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Linkin Park
    Via Ethan Miller / Getty Images
    Linkin Park
    Via Ethan Miller / Getty Images
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Green Day won the award with "Boulevard of Broken Dreams".

  14. 14. In 2006, Facebook was opened to everyone over the age of 13. Who was the site previously restricted to?

    Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
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    Facebook staff
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    Students
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    The military
  15. 15. 2006 saw the release of what would go on to be the best-selling single-platform video game of all time. What was that game?

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    <i>Big Brain Academy</i>
    Via Nintendo
    Big Brain Academy
    Via Nintendo
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Wii Sports</i>
    Via Nintendo
    Wii Sports
    Via Nintendo
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>New Super Mario Bros.</i>
    Via Nintendo
    New Super Mario Bros.
    Via Nintendo
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    As of 30 September 2015, 82.72 million copies had been sold worldwide.

  16. 16. What was the name of Paris Hilton's debut single?

    Francois Guillot / Getty Images
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    "Stars Are Blind"
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    Incorrect
    “Staring At the Stars”
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    Incorrect
    "Stardust"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Honestly, it's a pretty good song.

    Via Warner Bros.
  17. 17. Which movie won Best Picture at the 78th Academy Awards?

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    <i>Crash</i>
    Via Lionsgate
    Crash
    Via Lionsgate
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Brokeback Mountain</i>
    Via Focus Features
    Brokeback Mountain
    Via Focus Features
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    Incorrect
    <i>Capote</i>
    Via United Artists
    Capote
    Via United Artists
  18. 18. How much did Google purchase YouTube for?

    Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
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    $665 million
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    $1.65 billion
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    $10.65 billion
  19. 19. Which of these tragic events occurred in 2006?

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    Pluto got demoted as a planet
    Via Flickr: nasamarshall / Creative Commons
    Pluto got demoted as a planet
    Via Flickr: nasamarshall / Creative Commons
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    Incorrect
    Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston got divorced
    Via Evan Agostini / Getty Images
    Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston got divorced
    Via Evan Agostini / Getty Images
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    Incorrect
    Pepsi ceased production of Pepsi Blue
    Via giantbomb.com
    Pepsi ceased production of Pepsi Blue
  20. 20. What was the last major Hollywood movie to be released on VHS?

    Flickr: debagel / Creative Commons
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    Walk the Line
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    Incorrect
    Hitch
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    Incorrect
    A History of Violence
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    Wrong!

    RIP VHS.

    Via imgur.com
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