2014 World Facts

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Top 10 News Stories of 2014 according to nbcnews.com

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1. Ebola outbreak - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa started quietly but soon spread across the porous borders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to become a full-blown epidemic.

2. Malaysia airlines disasters - TIn what has become one of the greatest mysteries in aviation, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared with 239 people onboard on March 8 while traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Malaysia.

3. The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner- Protests erupted nationwide after a grand jury decided in late November not to indict white police officer, Darren Wilson, in the shooting death of unarmed teen Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

4. The rise of ISIS - The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria emerged as the terror successor to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's al Qaeda in Iraq. ISIS has overrun huge areas of Iraq and Syria, raising concerns that its radical ideology will spread across the Middle East.

5. U.S.-Cuba thaw - Americans were taken by surprise when on Dec. 17 they first learned that Alan Gross of Maryland would be freed after five years of imprisonment in Cuba - and then, that the Obama administration was normalizing relations with the communist island nation after more than five decades of an ever-tightening embargo and frosty Cold War-era ties.

6. Conflict in Ukraine The crisis in Ukraine, first triggered by former President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to walk back on a deal to forge a closer relationship with the European Union in November 2013, has led to guerrilla conflict, the annexation of the Crimean peninsula by Russia and an exodus of people living in the country's east.

7. Robin Williams' suicide One of the most beloved American comedian-actors of the last few decades, Robin Williams, took his own life at his home in Tiburon, California, at age 63 on Aug. 11.

8. Domestic violence and the NFL The NFL has struggled with the gravest scandal in its history. A video surfaced earlier this year of Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice punching and knocking out his then fiancée, now wife, and dragging her out of a hotel elevator.

9. Space history: Landing on the surface of a comet - The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission achieved something no one had ever done: Sending a lander onto the surface of a comet's nucleus. Legions of fans kept track of the Philae lander's descent and touchdown on Nov. 12 in real time, on television and online.

10. Bill Cosby rape allegations - In recent weeks, some 20 women - including supermodel Beverly Johnson - have come forward to accuse entertainer Bill Cosby of sexual assault - charges that began to surface a decade ago when the former director of operations for Temple University's women's basketball team sued him for allegedly drugging and assaulting her in 2004.

World Leaders during 2014
World Facts

  • President Barack Obama - USA
  • Prime Minister David Cameron - United Kingdom
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper - Canada
  • President Hu Jintao - China
  • President Pranab Mukherjee - India
  • Prime Minister Tony Abbott - Australia
  • President Francois Hollande - France
  • President Vladimir Putin - Russia
  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - Iran
  • President Joachim Gauck - Germany

Top Grossing Movies of 2014:

1. Guardians of the Galaxy

2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

4. The Lego Movie

5. Transformers: Age of Extinction

6. Maleficent

7. X-Men: Days of Future Past

8. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

9. Big Hero 6

10. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Best Selling Books of 2014 and number of copies sold
Source: Publishers Weekly

1. The Fault in Our Stars (trade paper) by John Green, 1,813,574

2. The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney, 1,560,410

3. Divergent by Veronica Roth, 1,426,292

4. Insurgent by Veronica Roth, 1,310,210

5. Killing Patton by O’Reilly/Dugard, 1,190,152

6. Allegiant by Veronica Roth, 1,146,369

7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, 962,797

8. The Fault in Our Stars (movie tie-in) by John Green, 923,182

9. The Fault in Our Stars (hardcover) by John Green, 769,065

10. Frozen by Victoria Saxon, 784,691

Top Paid Actors of 2014:

1. Tom Cruise

2. Leonardo Dicaprio

3. Adam Sandler

4. Dwayne Johnson

5. Ben Stiller

Top Paid Actresses of 2014

1. Sandra Bullock

2. Jennifer Lawrence

3. Jennifer Aniston

4. Gwyneth Paltrow

5. Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie

86th annual Academy Awards Winners

Best Motion Picture: "12 Years a Slave"

Lead Actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Lead Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"

Most Watched Television Shows of 2014


2. The Big Bang Theory

3. NCIS: New Orleans

4. NCIS: Los Angeles

5. The Walking Dead

6. Dancing With the Stars

7. Madam Secretary

8. The Voice (Monday)

9. The Voice (Tuesday)

10. Blue Bloods

Top Ten Most Downloaded Songs of 2014:

1. Uptown Funk - Ronson and Mars

2. Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj

3. Hot N - - ga” (a k a “Hot Boy”) - Bobby Shmurda

4. Habits - Tove Lo

5. Problem - Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea

6. Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) - David Bowie

7. Boom Clap - Foundations

8. Out of the Woods - Taylor Swift

9. i - Kendrick Lamar

10. Go - Grimes feat. Blood Diamonds

Top Ten Highest Paid Athletes of 2014:

1. Floyd Mayweather – Boxing

2. Cristiano Ronaldo – Soccer

3. Lebron James – Basketball

4. Lionel Messi – Soccer

5. Kobe Bryant – Basketball

6. Tiger Woods – Golf

7. Roger Federer – Tennis

8. Phil Mickelson – Golf

9. Rafael Nadal – Tennis

10. Matt Ryan - football

Sports Champions for 2014

Superbowl Winner - Seattle Seahawks

World Series Champions - San Francisco Giants

Stanley Cup - Los Angeles Kings

NBA Champions - San Antonio Spurs

Common Costs and Statistics for 2014:

  • Loaf of White Bread - $1.40

  • One Dozen Grad A Large Eggs - $2.02

  • One Gallon Whole Milk - $3.69

  • One Pound of Oranges - $1.31

  • One Pound of Apples - $1.35

  • One Gallon Unleaded Gasoline - $3.71

  • One Pound of Ground Beef - $3.97

  • One Pound of Chicken - $3.97

  • Cost of one First-Class Stamp - $.49

  • Cost of Movie Ticket - $8.17 (source: Time.com)

  • Average Price New Car - $31,252 (source: USA Today)

  • Average Home Sale Price - $180,800 (source: www.statisticbrain.com)

  • College Education 4-Year Institution: Private - $34,193 per year, Public: $16,482 per year. source: www.statisticbrain.com)

  • Estimated U.S. Population - 318,860,618 (source: census.gov)

  • Estimated World Population - 7,211,239,210 (source: World Population Statistics)

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