Count down year by year with real world facts!

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  1. Clippy

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    Starting with 2016, the next poster post the year and a real world fact of the year.

    Next go 2015 with real world fact, 2014 etc etc

    Use Google/Wikipedia if you don't know what happened. Find something interesting!

    Could be fun to see how far back in time we get and we may learn stuff!
     
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    Clippy I HAVE FINALLY LANDED WOOT WOOT

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    2016

    North Korea launches a long-range rocket into space, violating multiple UN treaties and prompting condemnation from around the world.

    Zika virus outbreak continues to be scary!

    Also the year that Sherdog decided to go all black layout so everyone's favourite poster couldn't see to post nearly as much

    EDIT: Brexit and Trump
     
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    Lol, i think sherdog did you a favour.;)

    2015

    Russia went into Syria and this chick Ronda took a nap.
     
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    2014

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears ... completely. Not a shred of evidence until July of the following year when they find a part of the wing ... but the full story is still a mystery.
     
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    2013

    Pope Benedict XVI just straight up retires, the first time a pope simply quit in 600 years!

    Did he really quit cause he was old and tired or was there scandal a foot?

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    2012 didnt happen.
     
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    You mean the world ended in 2012 and this reality thing we're all doing is our collective dying dream.
     
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    Weve been beaten into the living death. Preese dun shatter my convincing illusion, only suspension of disbelief keeps it goin. Bill Hicks tried to warn us.
     
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    Following thread in anticipation of 1882. Very good year.
     
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    1888 I like to hear more about Jack The Ripper and Hitler's parent's getting frisky.
     
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    2011

    To get back on track, yes there was paranoid theories the world would end in 2012, but something real happened in 2011

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    The Japan Tsunami and Fukushima power plant disaster

    So the next poster would talk about 2010, to 2009 etc etc ... we'll get to the 1800s in time :)
     
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    2010

    Texting while driving is finally banned in Iowa, Wyoming and Alabama
    The earthquake in Haiti

    oh, and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    it was a good year for me
     
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    2009

    US Airways Flight 1549 after being struck by a flock of Canada geese shortly after takeoff Piloted by Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger makes a successful Crash landing In the Hudson River

    And..
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    2008

    As many as 68,000 people are killed and thousands injured when an estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Sichuan, Gansu, and Yunnan Provinces in western China. Nearly 900 students are trapped when Juyuan Middle School in the Sichuan Province collapses. Several other schools collapse. It is China's worst natural disaster in three decades.
     
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    2007

    Global mortgage crisis!

    The French global bank BNP Paribas in the United Kingdom blocks withdrawals from three hedge funds heavily committed in sub-prime mortgages, signaling the 2007–2012 global financial crisis.

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    2006

    That ***** Saddam was tried and hanged, while onlookers ridiculed him and recorded the event with their cell phones. Classy bunch.
     
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    Hurricane Katrina
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    LOST aires
     
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    America tries to make everyone call French Fries "Freedom Fries" and it does not take at all

    Basically USA was pissy because France would not support the Iraq invasion, so all the fatties were like "We're still gunna eat French fries but we're not gunna call em French fries"

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