Take a look at what the WikiAnswers community was wondering, from the biggest stories to the weirdest happenings of 2007:
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The year opened with the unveiling of the iPhone — triggering the #1 tech craze of the year.
The unexpected death of Anna Nicole Smith led to the mystery and eventual discovery of her daughter's biological father.
Alex Trebek and friends were stunned when the popular game show, Jeopardy! saw its first ever three-way tie.
The world mourned with the family and friends of the 32 Virginia Tech students and employees murdered at the site of largest school shooting rampage in U.S. history.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai made the largest single charitable donation in modern history — a whopping 10.88 billion dollars — for educational foundations in the Middle East.
Outer space was THE place to be in June when the American space shuttle Atlantis launched and landed with its crew of seven on an assembly mission to the International Space Station. Meanwhile, Russia launched the commercial space station prototype Genesis II, developed by Bigelow Aerospace.
- How did the space shuttle Atlantis get its name?
- Where can you get pictures of both the early and modern space shuttles?
- Why are weather conditions important for the landing and take off of the space shuttle when it is in high winds and cold conditions in space?
- What was the name of the first satellite that was launched into space by Russia?
Muggles were dumbstruck as Harry Potter fans celebrated the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final novel of J.K. Rowling's seven-part series.
Good athletes gone bad: Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run, breaking records while battling suspicions of steroid use; Atlanta Falcons' Michael Vick pleaded guilty to dog fighting; and in the first half of September, O.J. Simpson was charged and held without bail for armed robbery in Las Vegas.
The day the music died: The world mourned the loss of the most famous (and beloved) opera singer of all time, Luciano Pavarotti, who died of cancer at age 71.
Al Gore warmed up to a Nobel Peace Prize for his campaign and actions against global warming.
- Is anyone famous besides Al Gore involved in the movement for global warming?
- What is Al Gore's position on global warming?
- Are the rumors true that Al Gore - being the leading expert on global warming - uses more electricity than the average citizen of the United States?
- What is global warming according to Al Gore?