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The Biggest Pop Culture Moments of 2012

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The Week magazine has put together a list of what they consider to have been the top pop culture moments of 2012. See if you agree.

  • Linsanity takes over the NBA — New York Knicks bench-warmer Jeremy Lin comes out of nowhere to go on a month-long tear in February and become an international sports sensation.
  • Whitney Houston dies
  • Encyclopedia Britannica suspends print edition — While continuing in digital form, print edition ended after 244 years.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey sparks “mommy porn” revolution
  • The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises square off at the box-office
  • “Gangnam Style” takes over the world
  • London’s Summer Olympics delight
  • NHL lockout: No end in sight
  • Felix Baumgartner completes world’s highest skydive — From nearly 24 miles up.
  • AMC’s The Walking Dead smashes ratings records — Third season debut is most-watched drama series telecast in basic cable history.
  • Disney buys Lucasfilm, prepares Star Wars: Episode VII for 2014 release
  • The Twilight Saga draws to a close — The hugely successful movie franchise comes to an end.
  • Will and Kate announce royal pregnancy

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