17 Things Turning 10 in 2017

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Chris Crocker became an overnight internet sensation when he stood up for Britney after her ‘comeback’ appearance on the VMA’s, and made history from what appears to be under his bedsheets

2. Charlie Bit Me

“Charlie Bit Me – again!” reigned as the most watched and favourited YouTube upload from 2009 and wasn’t knocked off the top spot until Justin Bieber’s “Baby” music video in 2011

3. The end of the Harry Potter novels

July 21st 2007 was the day Muggles, Witches and Wizards everywhere said a heartfelt farewell to JK Rowling’s multi-billion Potter franchise

4. The first iPhone

Look to your right hand, are you holding an iPhone? No? Then one is surely nearby. It’s hard to believe these were released just a decade ago!


5. Barack Obama begins his presidential campaign

History was made way back in 2007 when Barack Obama started his run for presidency

6. Mad Men – Season 1

Can you believe you’ve been re-watching your Mad Men boxset for 10 years?!
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7. Thriller – Prison inmates

I think we were all equally bemused and amused when this video of inmates at a maximum security prison in the Philippines went viral, showing their reenactment of MJ’s “Thriller”

8. Battle at Kruger goes viral

Before home wrecking penguins and merciless snakes the animal kingdom gave us an epic battle that seemed like it came straight from a Disney movie

9. Prince brings purple rain to the Halftime show

“Nobody remembers the game. They remember the rain—the Purple Rain.”

10. Lindsay Lohan goes to jail for 84 minutes

In a year that saw some of Hollywood’s sweethearts fall from grace, who can forget the mere 84 minutes LiLo spent behind bars?!


(US Weekly)

11. Rihanna breaks records with Umbrella

The summer of 2007 was of course a wet one, so it’s no surprise Rihanna’s “Umbrella” became the anthem we all hold dear to our hearts

12. The Simpsons hit the big screen

The Simpsons answered the prayers of big kids everywhere when they finally released a feature length film that gave the world the memorable “Spider-Pig”
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13. We all learnt how to ‘Crank that Soulja Boy’

What were ‘Yoooooouuuuuu!!!’ doing in 2007 if you weren’t secretly hoping to show your friends that you too, could ‘crank that Soulja Boy’

14. Tony Blair resigns as Prime Minister

Tony Blair, longest serving Labour PM resigned in 2007 – does it feel longer to you?

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15. Shilpa Shetty wins Celebrity Big Brother

A Celebrity Big Brother to rival all others in controversy saw Shilpa Shetty take the crown, but do you remember it like it was yesterday?
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16. Northern Rock Crisis hits

2007 marked the year of the Credit Crunch – and we’ll leave that there

NATIONAL PICTURES Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga. Northern Rock reported a loss of £592 million in the first half of the year, as mortgage customers failed to make timely repayments. Northern Rock's total income plummeted from £520 million pounds in the first six months of 2007 to negative £39 million for the first half of this year. STOCK PICTURE: Image shows customers waiting in line outside the Northern Rock branch in Moorgate St. London. Stores will be open for an extra 2 hours today to help deal with their customers demands. 17/09/07

(daily mail)

17. Skins begins

If you were 16 in 2007 there’s a good chance you’d sit up and watch Skins religiously, wishing you were as cool as Tony even though you knew deep down you were such a Sid



And there it is, a look back at some moments you probably can’t believe were almost 10 years ago! Which of these surprised you the most? Tweet us @ov_group

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Leah just wishes that everyone could get along, like we used to in middle school. She wishes she could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy.

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