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The Biggest Pop Culture Moments of 2012

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

  1. 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.
  2. Whitney Houston dies
  3. Encyclopedia Britannica suspends print edition -- While continuing in digital form, print edition ended after 244 years.
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey sparks "mommy porn" revolution
  5. The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises square off at the box-office
  6. "Gangnam Style" takes over the world
  7. London's Summer Olympics delight
  8. NHL lockout: No end in sight
  9. Felix Baumgartner completes world's highest skydive -- From nearly 24 miles up.
  10. AMC's The Walking Dead smashes ratings records -- Third season debut is most-watched drama series telecast in basic cable history.
  11. Disney buys Lucasfilm, prepares Star Wars: Episode VII for 2014 release
  12. The Twilight Saga draws to a close -- The hugely successful movie franchise comes to an end.
  13. Will and Kate announce royal pregnancy

12/27/2012 10:06AM
The Biggest Pop Culture Moments of 2012
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