- Average US yearly income was $------
- Gas cost $----
- Average US house was $------
- Average UK house was £------.
- Muslims around the world march and burn Danish flags and vow holy war on Denmark for cartoons of Muhammad in a newspaper.
- In Iraq sectarian violence continue to plague new government made worse by insurgents fanning any flame.
- North Korea test fires missiles over the Sea of Japan and explodes a probably nuclear device in its mountains.
- India rocked when a series of bombs explode during rush hour in Mumbai.
- Iran tests missiles capable of reaching Israel.
- Hamas wins elections and takes over the Palestinian government.
- Independence: Montenegro from Serbia (Yugoslavia)
- The Wii hits the US.
- Google takes over YouTube.
- Pluto demoted to dwarf planet status (no comment from Plutonians).
- Apple iTunes sells its one billionth song.
- A rather lucklaster welcome as Superman Returns.
- We learned a letter as V For Vendetta blew up lots of stuff.
- Daniel Craig made a great Bond who did Casino Royale right.