| Monday, January 01, 2007
| THE GOOD AND THE BAD OF 2006
|2006 was a good year for .....
March of the Penguins won an Oscar, and Mumble, the star of the huge hit Happy Feet, won our hearts.
With their spunky attitude and streetwise style, the oat-eyed dools had their best year ever, tallying $2.5 billion-plus sales and relegating Barbie to the uncool girls table.
Don't cry for Argentina. The popularity of its wine is soaring, Varieties like Malbec (ground in the Mendoza region) are winning over U.S. oenophiles with their bold flavors.
Smile, Mickey. The High School Musical album got to No. 1 TV show, and the Pirates of the Carribean sequel triumphed at cinemas.
Sales of fuel-efficient models like the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and Nissan Versa rose more than 40 percent over '05, in step (for a while) with gas prices.
Turns out they don't cause cancer after all, according to a new Danish study.
2006 was a bad year for .....
Jessica and Nick, Whitney and Bobby, Reese and Ryan, Pam and Kid Rock...
Thanks for the memories.
Bans on carrying liguids led flyers to check - and airlines to lose - more bags than ever. Nearly twice as many bags were lost in October 2006 as in October 2002.
Like phone botths before them, public mailboxes are on their way out. With fewer people mailing letters and bills, 10 percent of the boxes were removed because of lack of use.
Another order of onion rings, please. E.coli outbreaks sickened hundreds of Americans who ate spinach, lettuce and tomatoes contaminated by the bacteria.
Exhausted after busy '05,s torm chasers got to rest up in a season that saw no Atlantic hurricanes hitting the U.S. But in 2007 is expected to be another record setter.
Shunned by Wendy's in June, the bad fat is also on its way out at Denny's, Loews and New York City eateries.
(Source: TIMEMAG/NOTEBOOK Dec.2006)
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