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In 2010, the world was kind of advance technologically wise, and the internet was more accessible to more people. It is the year that the American Sweetheart Betty White became the oldest Saturday Night Live host at 88 years old.

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The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction went to Paul Harding for his debut novel, Tinker. YouTube celebrated its tenth anniversary, and Gregory Brother’s video of the Bed Intruder Song was the most watched video of 2010.

On 20 April, an explosion caused fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The fire on the rig, which is around 50 miles off the Louisiana Coast, killed 11 people, 17 injured and caused the biggest oil spill in American history. The rig was drilling an exploratory well for the British oil giant, BP. By the time of capping of the well on July 15 and 4.9 million barrels, which is 206 million gallons of oil, had spilled into the ocean. BP pleaded guilty to 14 counts of criminal charges in the USA and set up $20 billion to compensate the victims of the disaster.

December 16 saw Larry King the veteran talk show host put a plug on his show Larry King Live CNN. The hour-long show featured interviews with world leaders, movie stars, politicians, musicians and people who made the news since June 1985. The last show included appearances from Donald Trump, Ryan Seacrest, Katie Couric, former President Bill Clinton via satellite, Regis Philbin and a pre-recorded video of President Barack Obama.

The first celebration of Earth Day was in 1970 with 20 million attendees to the event. Fast forward 40 years later, over a billion people in 2010 marked the day. Earth Day is the brainchild of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. He envisioned a new way to educate people about protecting the Earth.

A decade into the new millennium, 2010 was the international year of biodiversity and youth. It was also the European year for combating poverty and social exclusion. Beyond 2010, technology has been advancing at a fast rate, and one can just imagine what is in store for 2020.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

Winter's Bone

Directed by: Debra Granik

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt

Country: United States

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Frozen

Directed by: Adam Green

Starring: Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers

Country: United States

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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: Logan Lerman, Kevin McKidd, Steve Coogan

Country: United States

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The A-Team

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

Starring: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 2010 ?

The Lost Symbol

By: Dan Brown

Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His planned lecture is interrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the building.

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Outliers

By: Malcolm Gladwell

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful.

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The Help

By: Kathryn Stockett

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back.

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The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

By: Rebecca Skloot

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 2010 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Jacob
  2. Ethan
  3. Michael
  4. Jayden
  5. William
  6. Alexander
  7. Noah
  8. Daniel
  9. Aiden
  10. Anthony
Top #10 female names
  1. Isabella
  2. Sophia
  3. Emma
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava
  6. Emily
  7. Abigail
  8. Madison
  9. Chloe
  10. Mia

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