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The Best of 2012

December 29, 2012

2012 is almost over and luckily humanity has not been wiped out, so it is time so celebrate the year gone by. I will look at the best bits of 2012 worldwide (with a highly probable bias towards the UK) and then in my post tomorrow the worst. So for today, here are my top 10 events in 2012.

10 – Mars Rover

Now, seeing as I am the culture girl, science is not my thing! But to see pictures of Mars sent back by the Mars Rover was pretty cool. However, I think the best thing about this whole event was the fact that it landed and was absolutely fine. I’m looking forward to what else we discover about Mars from this scientific development.

9 – Baumgartner jumps

Almost everyone watched on the edge of their seats when Felix Baumgartner jumped from space, fell to earth and survived to tell the tale. This has to go on my top 10 events because it made such big news, everyone was talking about it, including me. If you did miss it, here is the link to ABC’s report on it.

 8 – Boris Johnson gets stuck

Who could forget the moment when Boris Johnson managed to get himself stuck after doing a stunt on a zipline. However, in true Boris style he wasn’t too fazed and continued to wave his Union Jack! I think he is the only politician who could get away with something like this and so he has to be my number 8.

7 – iphone 5 is released

The world always goes crazy when the new iphone or ipad is released and this September was no exception. The iphone 5 was released and there were queues at apple stores around the world. Not only this but ordering one online was also an issue, leaving people with waits for up to 2 months. But, for its popularity it has to be on my world events of 2012.

6 – Obama is re-elected

What would a top 10 events list be if it didn’t have the re-election of the President of the United States? The run up to the election caused problems for both Obama and Romney and it looked neck and neck at one point. But, Obama pulled through on the night and will spend the next 4 years in the White House.

 5 – The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The Diamond Jubilee was a proud time for those who love the Queen. Not only has she served her country for her entire life, but she stood on the royal barge in the wind and the rain to see her people when she could have sat down. The extra bank holiday was also greatly appreciated by her subjects!

4 – The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant

Being British I think I have to include this piece of news, despite the controversy surrounding the unfortunate hospitalisation of Catherine. She must have been a little disappointed when she had to announce her pregnancy very early and it must be very nerve wracking for her. I’m sure she will pull through and at some point next year we shall have an heir. And whether it is a boy or a girl, that baby will be on the throne.

3 – Bradley Wiggins wins the Tour de France

Brits were cheering Bradley Wiggins on when it looked like he might win the Tour de France and he did. By doing so he made both him and his side burns instantly famous. Not only this but he then went on to achieve gold at the Olympics. This means that he gets to be in my top 3 events for 2012.

2 – Barak Obama visits Burma

This poignant moment was demonstrated well with a photo of Obama with aung san suu kyi stood on a podium together, which was a historical moment for Burma. There are still many problems within the country, but hopefully this is a step in the right direction and so ranks at number 2.

 1 – The London 2012 Olympics

The Olympics has to be top of my list of top 10 events in 2012. As a Londoner, I genuinely thought it was going to be a bit of a let down, but how wrong I was. The opening ceremony led the way for a fantastic display of athleticism from every country, but especially Great Britain. It was a great summer for London and Britain and so is my number 1 of events in 2012.

So that is it, 2012 is almost over, but at least we can remember what a great year is was. If you have any events you would like to share then let me know by commenting below! Have a look tomorrow for the worst 10 moments of 2012.

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