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  1. 1. THE BIG FATNEWS QUIZ 2012 NEWS
  2. 2. 1. Whose single Paradise wasJANUARY number one this month? 2012
  3. 3. 2. Who took over as the newJANUARY leader of North Korea this month?
  4. 4. 3. After seemingly falling to his death, the BBC confirmed a third series of what this month?JANUARY
  5. 5. 4. A Chicago man didn’t realise until a few days later that he had accidentally shot what into his head this month?JANUARY
  6. 6. 5. Who won the WWE Royal Rumble 2012?JANUARY
  7. 7. 6. Which TV and movie superstars were in London this month for their new movie premiere?FEBRUARY
  8. 8. 7. The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this month– how many years did this mean she has been on the throne?FEBRUARY
  9. 9. 8. The New York Giants clashed with the New England Patriots in what sporting occasion this month?FEBRUARY
  10. 10. 9. Which website raised $5 billion by floating it’s shares on the stock market this month?FEBRUARY
  11. 11. 10. Who won Best Female Solo Artist and Best Album at the Brit Awards this month and got her speech cut off?FEBRUARY
  12. 12. 11. A copy of 10 cents Detective Comics issue 27 sold for $500,000 this month – which superhero had his first appearance in this issue?MARCH
  13. 13. 12. Vladmir Putin became president for theMARCH third time this month, of which country?
  14. 14. 13. Whose single RockstarMARCH was released this month?
  15. 15. 14. Who ‘raced’ against Usain BoltMARCH during his visit to Jamaica this month?
  16. 16. 15. Which film made £97million in it’s opening weekend this month? (the most EVER for a film that is not a sequel)MARCH
  17. 17. 1. Whose single Paradise wasJANUARY number one this month? 2012 COLDPLAY
  18. 18. 2. Who took over as the newJANUARY leader of North Korea this month? KIM JONG-UN
  19. 19. 3. After seemingly falling to his death, the BBC confirmed a third series of what this month?JANUARY SHERLOCK
  20. 20. 4. A Chicago man didn’t realise until a few days later that he had accidentally shot what into his head this month?JANUARY A 3 INCH NAIL!
  21. 21. 5. Who won the WWE Royal Rumble 2012?JANUARY SHEAMUS
  22. 22. 6. Which TV and movie superstars were in London this month for their new movie premiere?FEBRUARY THE MUPPETS!
  23. 23. 7. The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this month– how many years did this mean she has been on the throne?FEBRUARY 60
  24. 24. 8. The New York Giants clashed with the New England Patriots in what sporting occasion this month?FEBRUARY SUPERBOWL XLVI, NEW YORK GIANTS WON
  25. 25. 9. Which website raised $5 billion by floating it’s shares on the stock market this month?FEBRUARY FACEBOOK
  26. 26. 10. Who won Best Female Solo Artist and Best Album at the Brit Awards this month and got her speech cut off?FEBRUARY ADELE
  27. 27. 11. A copy of 10 cents Detective Comics issue 27 sold for $500,000 this month – which superhero had his first appearance in this issue?MARCH BATMAN
  28. 28. 12. Vladmir Putin became president for theMARCH third time this month, of which country? RUSSIA
  29. 29. 13. Whose single RockstarMARCH was released this month? DAPPY featuring BRIAN MAY
  30. 30. 14. Who ‘raced’ against Usain BoltMARCH during his visit to Jamaica this month? PRINCE HARRY
  31. 31. 15. Which film made £97million in it’s opening weekend this month? (the most EVER for a film that is not a sequel)MARCH THE HUNGER GAMES
  32. 32. 16. Which famous painting sold for £74m at auctionAPRIL this month becoming the most expensive ever?
  33. 33. 17. Which hit musical won a record seven Olivier Awards this month?APRIL
  34. 34. 18. Who won the main event atAPRIL Wrestlemania 28 this month?
  35. 35. 19. Who were unveiled as new exhibitsAPRIL at Madame Tussaud’s this month?
  36. 36. 20. Who became the new EnglandAPRIL football manager this month?
  37. 37. 21. Europe’s tallest building was completedMAY in London this month– what is it called?
  38. 38. 22. What began the journey toMAY Great Britain this month?
  39. 39. 23. At over 500 years old, the world’sMAY oldest what went on display this month?
  40. 40. 24. Which country won the EurovisionMAY Song Contest this month?
  41. 41. 25. This aircraft landed in Morocco this month after making its longest ever flight – what was special about it?MAY
  42. 42. 26. Who had the numberJUNE one single Sing this month?
  43. 43. 27. This sold for £250,000 atJUNE auction this month– what is it?
  44. 44. 28. Which former Beatle celebratedJUNE his 70th birthday this month?
  45. 45. 29. Nik Wallanda became the first personJUNE in over 100 years to do what this month?
  46. 46. 30. Whose album Believe was numberJUNE one for most of this month?
  47. 47. 16. Which famous painting sold for £74m at auctionAPRIL this month becoming the most expensive ever? EDVARD MUNCH’S ‘THE SCREAM’
  48. 48. 17. Which hit musical won a record seven Olivier Awards this month?APRIL MATILDA
  49. 49. 18. Who won the main event atAPRIL Wrestlemania 28 this month? THE ROCK
  50. 50. 19. Who were unveiled as new exhibitsAPRIL at Madame Tussaud’s this month? PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON
  51. 51. 20. Who became the new EnglandAPRIL football manager this month? ROY HODGSON
  52. 52. 21. Europe’s tallest building was completedMAY in London this month– what is it called? THE SHARD
  53. 53. 22. What began the journey toMAY Great Britain this month? THE OLYMPIC FLAME
  54. 54. 23. At over 500 years old, the world’sMAY oldest what went on display this month? FOOTBALL!
  55. 55. 24. Which country won the EurovisionMAY Song Contest this month? SWEDEN
  56. 56. 25. This aircraft landed in Morocco this month after making its longest ever flight – what was special about it?MAY IT IS SOLAR POWERED
  57. 57. 26. Who had the numberJUNE one single Sing this month? GARY BARLOW AND THE COMMONWEALTH BAND
  58. 58. 27. This sold for £250,000 atJUNE auction this month– what is it? THE APPLE 1 – THE FIRST APPLE COMPUTER
  59. 59. 28. Which former Beatle celebratedJUNE his 70th birthday this month? SIR PAUL McCARTNEY
  60. 60. 29. Nik Wallanda became the first personJUNE in over 100 years to do what this month? TIGHTROPE WALK OVER NIAGARA FALLS!
  61. 61. 30. Whose album Believe was numberJUNE one for most of this month? JUSTIN BIEBER
  62. 62. 31. Which comedian was criticised thisJULY month for not paying enough tax? JIMMY CARR
  63. 63. 32. Which Mancunian band reformedJULY and played in Manchester this week?
  64. 64. 33. The last of his species, ‘Lonesome George’ passed away this week – what was he?JULY A PINTA GIANT TORTOISE
  65. 65. 34. Who won the Women’sJULY Wimbledon Final 2012?
  66. 66. 35. How many years had it been since aJULY British player was in the Wimbledon final??
  67. 67. 36. Which movie super-spy wasAUGUST 50 years old this month?
  68. 68. 37. The London Mayor tested out anAUGUST Olympic Village bed this month– who is he?
  69. 69. 38. Shin Shin’s new cub was born this monthAUGUST in Tokyo – what sort of animal was she?
  70. 70. 39. Who won the 2012 Olympics 100AUGUST metres final in 9.63 seconds?
  71. 71. 40. Who played the keyboard at theAUGUST 2012 Olympics opening ceremony?
  72. 72. 41. Whose single Wings wasSEPTEMBER number one this month?
  73. 73. 42. The first man on the moon passed away last week aged 82 – what was his name?SEPTEMBER One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!
  74. 74. 43. Which British runner is striking a now-SEPTEMBER familiar pose at London’s Olympic Parade?
  75. 75. 44. Conservative Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell was under fire this month when he shouted at a policeman who stopped him from doing what?SEPTEMBER
  76. 76. 45. What piece of technology wasSEPTEMBER released for worldwide sale this month?
  77. 77. 31. Which comedian was criticised thisJULY month for not paying enough tax? JIMMY CARR JIMMY CARR
  78. 78. 32. Which Mancunian band reformedJULY and played in Manchester this week? THE STONE ROSES
  79. 79. 33. The last of his species,‘Lonesome George’ passed away this week – what was he? A PINTA GIANT TORTOISE A PINTA GIANT TORTOISE
  80. 80. 34. Who won the Women’sJULY Wimbledon Final 2012? SERENA WILLIAMS
  81. 81. 35. How many years had it been since aJULY British player was in the Wimbledon final?? 74
  82. 82. 36. Which movie super-spy wasAUGUST 50 years old this month? JAMES BOND
  83. 83. 37. The London Mayor tested out anAUGUST Olympic Village bed this month– who is he? BORIS JOHNSON
  84. 84. 38. Shin Shin’s new cub was born this monthAUGUST in Tokyo – what sort of animal was she? GIANT PANDA
  85. 85. 39. Who won the 2012 Olympics 100AUGUST metres final in 9.63 seconds? USAIN BOLT
  86. 86. 40. Who played the keyboard at theAUGUST 2012 Olympics opening ceremony? MR BEAN
  87. 87. 41. Whose single Wings wasSEPTEMBER number one this month? LITTLE MIX
  88. 88. 42. The first man on the moon passed away last week aged 82 – what was his name?SEPTEMBER One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind! NEIL ARMSTRONG
  89. 89. 43. Which British runner is striking a now-SEPTEMBER familiar pose at London’s Olympic Parade? MO FARAH
  90. 90. 44. Conservative Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell was under fire this month when he shouted at a policeman who stopped him from doing what?SEPTEMBER RIDING HIS BIKE THROUGH THE MAIN DOWNING STREET GATE!
  91. 91. 45. What piece of technology wasSEPTEMBER released for worldwide sale this month? THE i-PHONE 5
  92. 92. 46. Nasa’s Curiosity probe provided the first clear evidence that water used to flow on which planet this month?OCTOBER
  93. 93. 47. 8 million viewers tuned in to see the two deathsOCTOBER in the finale of which series this month – who died?
  94. 94. 48. Whose single Gangnam StyleOCTOBER was this month’s number one?
  95. 95. 49. Which sci-fi comedy returns forOCTOBER series X on Dave this week?
  96. 96. 50. Felix Baumgartner became theOCTOBER first to do what this month?
  97. 97. 51. This month saw the release ofNOVEMBER which highly anticipated videogame?
  98. 98. 52. Justin Welby was announced asNOVEMBER the next what this month?
  99. 99. 53. Who won the US Presidential election?NOVEMBER
  100. 100. 54. What did Disney buy for $4billion this month?NOVEMBER
  101. 101. 55. Which new word(s) was namedNOVEMBER Word of the Year this month? Omnishambles: a shambolic situation from every angle Yolo: You only live once Eurogeddon: Imminent European financial collapse To medal: To achieve a 2012 Olympics medal (verb) Second screening: Watching a programme whilst using a tablet/laptop/phone Pleb: Derogatory word for the lower classes Mobot: Mo Farah’s victory celebration
  102. 102. 56. Which rock band were 50 years old this month, celebrating with five sold out performances at London’s O2 Arena?DECEMBER
  103. 103. 57. Who won this year’s X Factor final?DECEMBER
  104. 104. 58. Who became King or Queen of the Jungle inDECEMBER this year’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here?
  105. 105. 59. Which video became YouTube’s most watched of all time this month with 808 million views and counting…?DECEMBER
  106. 106. 60. What was this month’sDECEMBER UK cinema number one?
  107. 107. 46. Nasa’s Curiosity probe provided the first clear evidence that water used to flow on which planet this month?OCTOBER MARS
  108. 108. 47. 8 million viewers tuned in to see the two deathsOCTOBER in the finale of which series this month – who died? DOCTOR WHO
  109. 109. 48. Whose single Gangnam StyleOCTOBER was this month’s number one? PSY
  110. 110. 49. Which sci-fi comedy returns forOCTOBER series X on Dave this week? RED DWARF
  111. 111. 50. Felix Baumgartner became theOCTOBER first to do what this month? FIRST SKYDIVER TO BREAK THE SPEED OF SOUND AND ALSO HIGHEST SKYDIVER (24 miles!!!)
  112. 112. 51. This month saw the release ofNOVEMBER which highly anticipated videogame? CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 2
  113. 113. 52. Justin Welby was announced asNOVEMBER the next what this month? THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
  114. 114. 53. Who won the US Presidential election?NOVEMBER BARACK OBAMA
  115. 115. 54. What did Disney buy for $4billion this month?NOVEMBER STAR WARS
  116. 116. 55. Which new word(s) was namedNOVEMBER Word of the Year this month? Omnishambles: a shambolic situation from every angle Yolo: You only live once Eurogeddon: Imminent European financial collapse To medal: To achieve a 2012 Olympics medal (verb) Second screening: Watching a programme whilst using a tablet/laptop/phone Pleb: Derogatory word for the lower classes Mobot: Mo Farah’s victory celebration OMNISHAMBLES
  117. 117. 56. Which rock band were 50 years old this month, celebrating with five sold out performances at London’s O2 Arena?DECEMBER THE ROLLING STONES
  118. 118. 57. Who won this year’s X Factor final?DECEMBER JAMES ARTHUR
  119. 119. 58. Who became King or Queen of the Jungle inDECEMBER this year’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here? CHARLIE BROOKS
  120. 120. 59. Which video became YouTube’s most watched of all time this month with 808 million views and counting…?DECEMBER GANGNAM STYLE
  121. 121. 60. What was this month’sDECEMBER UK cinema number one? THE HOBBIT
  122. 122. HAVE AGOOD 2013! 
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