X = 10

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For those of you interested in Roman Numerals (I mean, who isn’t these days!?), then you know that X is the symbol for the number 10. But did you know that this year marks the tenth anniversary of some amazing events? And maybe some less amazing one’s, too.

Here’s a list of short list of things that turned ten in 2015!

  1. YouTube–the enormous video-sharing website where we lose ourselves in cute cat videos, Tyler Oakley’s glorious babbling, Hannah Hart’s drunk cooking, and sneezing pandas–was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim.
  1. Microsoft’s XBox was released in North America, delighting gamerboys and gamergirls all around. Sadly, Call of Duty would not be released until the year after.
  1. Suit up and roll out! “How I Met Your Mother” premiered and we fell in love with Ted, Robin, Marshall, Lily, and of course, Barney. Some of us may have disliked the ending of this gang’s rom-com tale back in 2014, but few can deny the epicness that is Neil Patrick Harris. I mean, the guy’s LEGEN-(wait for it, and I hope you aren’t lactose-intolerant because the second half of this word is) DARY!
  1. SNL was blessed with comedy queen Kristen Wiig, Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report premiered on Comedy Central, and Craig Ferguson began his hilarious run as the host of The Late Late Show on CBS. Needless to say, we laughed, we cried (because we were laughing so hard). It was pretty freaking awesome.
  1. A powerful disturbance in the Force…Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was graciously presented to the world. No spoilers, but another Star Wars movie is being released THIS YEAR! I already saw a kid walking around with a lightsaber. Unfortunately, pre-sale tickets will probably be gone by the time this is posted.
  1. 2005 was really just a great year for movies. Not only was the fantastical “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” a staple of the year, but a magical little number called “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” was added to a string of amazing films. Oh, Cedric…we miss you.  To be honest, I’m also impartial to 2005’s “V for Vendetta,” “Madagascar,” “Walk the Line,” “RENT,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” But you know, I don’t want to fill this article with just my opinion…
  1. Tom Cruise famously freaks out and jumps on  Oprah’s couch. That’s a real sentence. That I typed. About a actual event. That occurred on national television. In his defense, he was in love with Katie Holmes. People do crazy things for love.
  1. Speaking of love, Destiny’s Child officially announced that they were impending breakup this year. No more “Say My Name” and “Survivor.” But Béyonce, or “Bae-once” as some of us refer to her as in text form next to dancing girls emojis, still gives us life with her vocal chords and sweet moves. As for Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams? They still slay, I’m sure of it. Those girls are survivors…get it? Oh, I’m so clever!
  1. Carrie Underwood wins “American Idol” and even I admit to loving her. I don’t even like country music. Like at all. Alright, maybe I’ll listen to Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying,” but only rarely. It’s fun to sing to alright! “I went skyyydiving/I went Rocky Mountain Climbiiing/I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu!”
  2. Actually, music was pretty big in 2005 year, too, but then again when is it not? The first generation of the iPod Nano was also released , allowing us to play all of those early 2000s songs that we love, repeatedly. Perfect for Rihanna, who debuted in America back in 2005 as well. “Pon de Replay” is still everyone’s jam, don’t deny it.

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