This top 10 list highlights the most memorable moments of 2012. As 2013 unfolds, we’ll be bring you the most up-to-date information regarding events, tragedies, milestones and celebrations.
1. The world ended (not!)
This was quite possibly the biggest let down that ever happened, not saying that I would have like it to happen, but there was so much controversy and speculation around this that millions of people believed that something bad was going to happen on the 21st December, there were theories of meteors, super volcanos, earthquakes and even a mysterious planet Nibiru that would collide with earth. I feel sorry mostly for the “preppers” for 2012 that spent thousands on shelters and survival food, only for it to be just another day.
2. The Olympics
This was the biggest event of 2012 with over 90% of the entire U.K population watching at least 15 minutes, therefore making it the most watched television show since the pre digital age. Even 219 million Americans watched it! There was so much patriotism it was crazy, just walking through the streets you could see hundreds of flags of Great Britain flying in the air. There were some crazy things that happened in the events, such as Michael Phelps becoming the most decorated Olympian ever, Bradley Wiggins winning in style on his throne, Gemma gibbons touching win in the judo, and thousands more.
3. Costa Concordia disaster
This was extremely tragic, on January 13th the cruise ship Costa Concordia grounded unintentionally and partially capsized injuring many and costing the lives of 34 people. The captain, Captain Schettinno, tried to make his landing look really good and get as close to the shore as possible. He didn’t listen and turned off his depth radar and caused the crash. The cruise liner was heading on a med cruise when the accident occurred. This was all over the news and the wreckage is still there today.
4. The diamond jubilee
Our good old queen celebrated her 75th anniversary of her reign. It was only the second to ever happen in this country following Queen Victoria and it was a wonderful day. Like the Olympics everyone turned into crazy patriotic machines decorating everything they can with Great Britain flags and union jacks. This kind of thing only happens once in a blue moon and could possibly never happen again.
5. Mars curiosity rover lands
One of the biggest scientific feats to happen in the whole of the 21st century. People don’t realise how big this machine is, it’s the size of a family car! But in pictures it looks so tiny. It took a year to get to mars and is now on a mission to find any signs of life and just basically wonder around the planet to just have a look what’s there. The rover has travelled 350,000,000 miles through space and it’s always giving information back to earth. In my opinion this is one of the most amazing and exciting things to happen in my lifetime. If it was me on the controls though, I’d be drifting the car in all the dunes and showing those Martians how badass we humans are!