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quixoticgeek

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2021 what happened?
« on: 28 December, 2021, 12:05:07 am »

Have been tasked with an end of year quiz for work. But am having a lot of trouble remembering what happened in 2021, and what was 2020 or earlier.

What actually happened in 2021? Esp things they would make good multiple choice questions.

So far I've got the evergiven, the capitol riots, last a380, some billionaires in space.

J
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quixoticgeek

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Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #1 on: 28 December, 2021, 12:18:22 am »
Have a look here.

Quiz is for an international audience so UK specific isn't ideal.

I have already tried putting "wtf happened in 2021?" Into Google...

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Pingu

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Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #2 on: 28 December, 2021, 12:20:29 am »

Kim

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Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #3 on: 28 December, 2021, 12:25:07 am »
Don't be silly, it's still March 2020.

quixoticgeek

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Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #4 on: 28 December, 2021, 12:30:02 am »
Don't be silly, it's still March 2020.

What day of March is it on Wednesday?

J
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ElyDave

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Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #5 on: 28 December, 2021, 07:12:32 am »
COP26 failed
A lot of inconvenient journalists were detained
Pinochet's wife died
Kamala Harris wore a purple coat
We turned coal fired generation back on, and EU ETS allowances exceeded 90 euros
Some other famous people died

I'm sure other stuff happened as well
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

  • Patron saint of the dry joint
Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #6 on: 28 December, 2021, 08:55:57 am »
Thwaites glacier in Antarctica didn't collapse but was loudly worried about (could raise sea-level by 2 feet)
Which expensive space craft was too precious to launch on a US or Russian rocket?
Betelgeuse dimmed, leading to impending-supernova speculations. Just a gas-cloud, aw shucks.
Comet Leonard
Who's a double world-champ cyclist then?
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woollypigs

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Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #7 on: 28 December, 2021, 11:14:50 am »
Don't be silly, it's still March 2020.

What day of March is it on Wednesday?

J
This might help https://whatdayinmarchisit.com/
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iddu

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Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #8 on: 28 December, 2021, 02:02:16 pm »
Or https://www.onthisday.com/events/date/2021


Quiz is for an international audience so UK specific isn't ideal.

I have already tried putting "wtf happened in 2021?" Into Google...

J
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T42

  • Patron saint of the dry joint
Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #9 on: 28 December, 2021, 03:15:20 pm »
First helicopter flight on another planet
Volcanic eruptions in Iceland & La Palma
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

ElyDave

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Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #10 on: 28 December, 2021, 03:54:32 pm »
Sherpa breaks the record for climbing high peaks in Himalayas, can't remember how many and how quickly
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #11 on: 29 December, 2021, 01:06:48 pm »
Kamala  Harris bought something in Paris that really upset the foaming nutters (a le crueset pot)

"There is no reconciliation without truth" - the person who said this had died (Desmond Tutu)

Finally! after 30 years (JWST launched)

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Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #12 on: 29 December, 2021, 01:29:57 pm »
A number of 2020 sporting events  - no wonder we're confused about what year it is. :-\

quixoticgeek

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Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #13 on: 29 December, 2021, 04:23:28 pm »
A number of 2020 sporting events  - no wonder we're confused about what year it is. :-\

One question i had in there was "which year was the 2020 Olympics held?"

J
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TheLurker

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Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #14 on: 29 December, 2021, 08:23:38 pm »
What happened?  Buggered if I know, last time I looked it was 2019.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: 2021 what happened?
« Reply #15 on: 29 December, 2021, 08:32:46 pm »
What happened?  Buggered if I know, last time I looked it was 2019.

Quiz went well. Winner got 23/36 right, which is good, I normally aim for the winner to get 50%.

J
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