2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Decade of top searches
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Take a look back at a dozen years of Top 10s to see how the Web has grown — and
preoccupied readers in 2012.
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- The 'Affluenza' Teen Might End Up in Jail After All
Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old whose "affluenza" defense got him the amazingly light sentence of just 10 years probation for killing four people in a drunk driving accident, may go to jail yet. Couch, whose blood alcohol level was 0.24 (three times the legal limit for an adult of legal drinking age, which Couch is not), has been charged with their injuries as well, and prosecutors in that case will ask that he be given prison time, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports: 'During his recent trial, the 16-year-old admitted his guilt in four cases of intoxication manslaughter and two cases of intoxication assault,' [Tarrant County District Attorney Joe] Shannon said in an email to the Star-Telegram. 'There has been no verdict formally entered in the two intoxication assault cases.
- Take Aspirin at Night to Reap its Health and Beauty Benefits
You're probably already aware of aspirin's ability to ward off cardiovascular catastrophes such as heart attack and stroke. And you probably know it has powerful cancer-preventive effects, including against colon and rectal cancer, esophageal cancer and even prostate and breast cancer. Aspirin slows down skin aging and prevents acne (and calms down current breakouts).
- Your cat does not love you
It appears humans’ love and reverence for cats is a touch one-sided.
- Bids for George Zimmerman painting near $100,000 on eBay
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Bids for an original oil painting by Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman reached nearly $100,000 in a single day after the artwork was posted on auction site eBay on Monday. Orlando 24-hour news station Central Florida 13 reported that it confirmed the authenticity of painting through Zimmerman's brother Robert. Robert Zimmerman did not immediately respond to an inquiry by Reuters. In his eBay posting, Zimmerman described the 18-inch-by-24-inch auction item as "first hand painted artwork by me, George Zimmerman." Zimmerman added, "Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself.
- Mass. gov keeps rage in check on missing-boy case
- Beyonce's New Album Shunned By Target
- Hilarious video leads to unexpected sale of 17-year-old car
Here's proof that a good pitch can sell anything... even a 17-year-old Nissan sedan.
- North Korea Threatens to Turn South Korean Island into "A Large Graveyard"
North Korea threatened major harm on a South Korean island Tuesday, adding to a flurry of suspicious activity that has some experts worried about the embattled regime in Pyongyang. South Korean marines collected propaganda pamphlets that were carried across the border and distributed near their base on Baengnyeong Island, in the Yellow Sea. Threats like this have died down from North Korea in recent months, but the country has been busy lately, what with the executing family members dissidents and wiping out history. South Korea's defense minister, Cho Won-jin, a senior member of South Korea's parliamentary intelligence committee, on Tuesday warned that the North is preparing for a new test.