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2006 Fun Facts and Trivia

Gregory DeVictor is a trivia enthusiast who loves to write articles on American nostalgia.

This article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and historical events from the year 2006.

This article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and historical events from the year 2006.

Interesting Facts From 2006

What are some fun facts, trivia, and history events from the year 2006?

  1. President George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act into law.
  2. Democrats gained control of both houses of Congress during the midterm elections.
  3. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 12,000 for the first time in its 110-year history.
  4. Del Monte announced that it would end pineapple production in Hawaii because it was no longer economically feasible to grow pineapple in the state.
  5. Western Union discontinued “all telegram and commercial messaging services.”
  6. Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams.
  7. Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock. At that time it was Google's second-largest acquisition.
  8. The billionth song was downloaded on iTunes. It was titled Speed of Sound by Coldplay.
  9. Wikipedia volunteers created the one-millionth article. It was about the Jordanhill railway station in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland.
  10. In the year 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet.
  11. Ryan and Madison were favorite baby names, and floaty dresses and fur-lined boots were all the rage.
  12. The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 77.59 years.
  13. Crash won an Oscar for Best Picture, The Office won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, and Boulevard Of Broken Dreams won a Grammy for Record of the Year.
  14. The Broadway musical Mary Poppins closed after 2,619 performances.
  15. Back in the year 2006, unemployment hovered around 4.4%. The states with the highest unemployment rates were Alaska, Michigan, Mississippi, and South Carolina.
  16. Inflation was 3.23%, the retail price for a gallon of gas averaged $3.03, and a movie ticket cost $6.55.
  17. The average annual income was $37,900, the median cost of a new home was $244,900, and a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette had a sticker price of $43,690.
  18. A gallon of milk cost $3.23, a dozen eggs were 98 cents, and a loaf of bread was 97 cents.
  19. The Pittsburgh Steelers were the Super Bowl champs, the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series, and the Carolina Hurricanes clinched the Stanley Cup.
  20. Barry Bonds hit his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time list.

Here are the five most popular TV shows from 2006-07:

  1. American Idol (FOX)
  2. Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
  3. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS)
  4. Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
  5. House (FOX)

Here are ten food and beverage trends for the year:

  1. Bacon (for example, crispy brown-sugar glazed bacon)
  2. Comfort foods (chicken pot pies, meatloaf, mac ‘n cheese, and pizza)
  3. Cupcakes and mini cupcakes
  4. French Toast Crunch Cereal
  5. Hi-C fruit drinks (for example, Blazin' Blueberry, Boppin’ Strawberry, Strawberry Kiwi Kraze, Orange Lavaburst, and Wild Cherry)
  6. Jell-O Pudding Pops
  7. Ouch! Bubble Gum
  8. Planters Cheez Balls
  9. Planters Cheez Curls
  10. Sliders

Whether you’re a millennial, a 50-something, or a baby boomer, this article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and history from the year 2006. Find out about popular TV shows, movies, music, famous authors and novels, cool sports facts, and other interesting pop culture trends to get the right mix of questions and answers for your 2000s-themed trivia quiz.

Table of Contents

For easier reading, I have divided this article into the following categories:

  1. Grocery Prices in the Year 2006
  2. History Facts From the USA and World
  3. Sports Trivia
  4. Miscellaneous Fun Facts, Trivia, and Pop Culture Trends
  5. Computer and Internet History
  6. Nobel Prize Winners
  7. Most Popular Television Shows From 2006-07
  8. Best-Selling Fiction and Nonfiction Books
  9. Highest-Grossing Films
  10. Entries Into the National Film Registry
  11. Cool Pop Music Artists
  12. Number One Music Hits for the Year
  13. Top Halloween Costumes
  14. Food and Beverage Trivia
  15. Famous People Who Died in 2006
  16. Best-Selling Cars
  17. America’s Largest Corporations
  18. Companies and Brands Established
In 2006, the Ford Motor Company was one of America’s largest corporations.

In 2006, the Ford Motor Company was one of America’s largest corporations.

1. Grocery Prices in the Year 2006

These facts from the American grocery industry have been made available courtesy of the Morris County Public Library in Whippany, NJ.

  1. Apples (Red Delicious): $1.20 per pound
  2. Bacon (Hormel): $3.00 for a one-pound package
  3. Beef (ground, 90% lean): $3.49 a pound
  4. Beef (rump roast): $3.29 per pound
  5. Bread (Wonder): $1.99 for a 12-ounce loaf
  6. Carrots (mini): 99 cents for a one-pound bag
  7. Cereal (Kellogg’s Raisin Bran): $1.99 for a 20-ounce box
  8. Cheese (Land O’ Lakes, cheddar): $3.49 per pound
  9. Cheese (Philadelphia brand, cream): $2.79 for an eight-ounce package
  10. Chicken (Perdue, boneless breast): $5.49 per pound
  11. Chocolate (Hershey’s Kisses): $2.50 for a 14-ounce bag
  12. Coffee (Maxwell House Master Blend): $3.49 for an 11.5-ounce can
  13. Cookies (Keebler Chips Deluxe): $2.00 for an 18-ounce package
  14. Crackers (Nabisco Premium Saltines): $2.39 for an eight-ounce box
  15. Eggs (extra large): $1.50 per dozen
  16. Flour (Foodtown brand): 99 cents for a five-pound bag
  17. Juice (Ocean Spray, cranberry): $2.00 for a 64-ounce bottle
  18. Kiwi fruit: $1.99 for six fruits
  19. Lettuce (Dole, Hearts of Romaine): $3.49 for a 10-ounce bag
  20. Macaroni & cheese (Kraft Easy Mac): $5.99 for a 10-pack box
  21. Margarine (I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter): $2.29 for a 15-ounce tub
  22. Mayonnaise (Hellmann’s): $2.50 for a 32-ounce jar
  23. Olives (B&G, green stuffed): $1.59 for a 5¾-ounce jar
  24. Onions (sweet red): 99 cents a pound
  25. Oranges (Sunkist, navel): $3.99 for a three-pound bag
  26. Pasta (Ronzoni): 99 cents for a one-pound box
  27. Peanut butter (Skippy): $2.19 for an 18-ounce jar
  28. Pork (loin, boneless): $3.99 a pound
  29. Potato chips (Ruffles): $1.69 for a five-ounce bag
  30. Potatoes (Yukon Gold): $2.99 for a five-pound bag
  31. Rice (Carolina, white): $1.89 for a 32-ounce box
  32. Salad dressing (Good Seasons): $3.29 for a 14-ounce bottle
  33. Soda (Coke): $3.49 for eight 12-ounce cans
  34. Spaghetti sauce (Prego): $2.19 for a 26-ounce jar
  35. Tomatoes (vine ripened): $1.49 per pound
In 2006, “Crash” won an Oscar for Best Picture.

In 2006, “Crash” won an Oscar for Best Picture.

2. History Facts From the USA and World

  1. In 2006, George W. Bush was President of the United States and Dick Cheney was Vice-President.
  2. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2006 as the International Year of Deserts and Desertification “to raise global public awareness of the advancing deserts.” UNRIC.org explains that “The decision was taken to help prevent the exacerbation of desertification [land degradation] around the globe.”
  3. Unemployment hovered around 4.4%. The states with the highest unemployment rates were Alaska, Michigan, Mississippi, and South Carolina.
  4. The rate of inflation was 3.23%. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index, “Purchasing power decreased by 3.23% in 2006 compared to the previous year, 2005. On average, you would have to spend 3.23% more money in 2006 than in 2005 for the same item. In other words, $1 in 2005 is equivalent in purchasing power to $1.03 in 2006.”
  5. The average price for a gallon of gas was $3.03.
  6. The USPS raised the price of a first-class stamp to 39 cents. On January 29, the first 39-cent stamp was released featuring Hattie McDaniel in the dress she wore when she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1940. Hattie was the first African-American actress to receive an Oscar.
  7. A movie ticket cost $6.04, one-year tuition at Harvard was $30,275, and a gallon of milk cost $3.23.
  8. The federal minimum wage was $5.15, the average annual income was $37,900, and the average price of a new car was $28,800.
  9. A 2006 Honda Civic EX cost about $19,055. On the other hand, a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette had a sticker price of $43,690.
  10. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, bread went from 10 cents a loaf in 1946 to 97 cents a loaf in 2006. During the same period, milk increased from 67 cents a gallon to $3.23 a gallon. Eggs went from 59 cents a dozen to 98 cents a dozen.
  11. In January 2006, the median cost of a newly-built, single-family home in the United States was $244,900. By December, the median price had decreased to $244,700. Comparatively, in January 2017, the median cost of a newly-built, single-family home in the U.S. was $315,200. By December, the median price had increased to $343,300.
  12. In January 2006, there were 525,000 homes for sale in the U.S. By December, the number of homes on the market had increased to 537,000.
  13. On January 19, the New Horizons spacecraft was launched as part of NASA’s New Frontiers Program. The New Horizons mission was headed toward Pluto and was scheduled to pass “within 6,200 miles of Pluto . . . on July 14, 2015.” NASA’s intent was “to study Pluto's atmosphere and surface.”
  14. On January 24, Stephen Harper became the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada. Harper, a member of the Conservative Party of Canada, defeated incumbent Paul Martin in the federal election.
  15. On January 31, Alan Greenspan retired as Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
  16. On February 1, economist Ben Bernanke became the new Federal Reserve Chairman.
  17. On February 8, the results of an eight-year federal study found that “a low-fat diet does not decrease the risk of heart disease, cancer, or stroke.” Many practitioners in the medical community found the results stunning.
  18. On February 15, the House of Representatives released a report on the response to Hurricane Katrina, and assigned blame on “all levels of government.”
  19. In April, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a report stating that there were about a trillion barrels of oil “in three basins along the present-day Green River in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.”
  20. On June 29, the prime rate was 8.25%.
  21. In July, the FBI arrested three people for trying to sell Coca-Cola trade secrets and recipes to Pepsi-Cola.
  22. On August 24, The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefined the solar system. Most notably, Pluto lost its status as a planet and was reclassified as a dwarf planet. According to the IAU, the solar system officially consists of eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. There are also three dwarf planets--Pluto, Ceres, and Eris.
  23. In October, the U.S. population reached 300 million.
  24. On October 18, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 12,000 for the first time in its 110-year history. Guardian.com tells us that “The rise in the Dow was triggered by an unexpected increase in new housing starts, which raised hopes that the slowdown in the US housing market may be less severe than feared.”
  25. On November 7, Democrats gained control of both houses of Congress during the midterm elections. The Washington Post tells us that “In the House, Democrats won 230 seats and led in two races, while Republicans won 196 seats and led in seven races. Democrats will have nine new senators on their side of the aisle as a result of Tuesday's balloting. Six of them defeated sitting Republican senators from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Rhode Island, Montana[,] and Virginia. The other three replaced retiring senators from Maryland, Minnesota[,] and Vermont.”

3. Sports Trivia

This information has been made available courtesy of Pop-Culture.us. Generally suitable for all age groups, sports trivia questions and answers are a welcome addition to any party game.

  1. World Series Champions: St. Louis Cardinals
  2. Super Bowl Champions: Pittsburgh Steelers
  3. NBA Champions: Miami Heat
  4. Stanley Cup Champs: Carolina Hurricanes
  5. NCAA Basketball Champions: Florida
  6. NCAA Football Champions: Florida
  7. U.S. Open Golf: Geoff Ogilvy
  8. U.S. Tennis (men/women): Roger Federer/Maria Sharapova
  9. Wimbledon (men/women): Roger Federer/Amelie Mauresmo
  10. Kentucky Derby: Barbaro
  11. World Cup (soccer): Italy
In 2006, “123456” was a common password.

In 2006, “123456” was a common password.

4. Miscellaneous Fun Facts, Trivia, and Pop Culture Trends

  1. In February 2006, Del Monte announced that it would end pineapple production in Hawaii. The company’s decision left only two companies that grow pineapple in the Aloha State--Dole Food Hawaii and Maui Land & Pineapple Company.
  2. On March 3, the Broadway musical Mary Poppins closed after 2,619 performances.
  3. In May, Walmart became the largest seller of organic milk in the U.S.
  4. On May 28, Barry Bonds hit his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time list.
  5. FoodReference.com tells us that in October, the Four Seasons restaurant in New York “raised the price of its Baked Potato with White Truffles to $200, up from last years price of $150.”
  6. In December, New York became the first American city to ban artificial trans fats in restaurant food. According to the New York Times, the ban affected “all but tiny amounts of artificial trans fats in restaurant cooking, a move that would radically transform the way food is prepared in thousands of restaurants, from McDonald’s to fashionable bistros to Chinese take-outs.”
  7. In 2006, popular baby names were Aiden, Jacob, Ethan, Ryan, Emma, Madison, Ava, and Emily. In 1946, favorite baby names were James, Robert, John, William, Mary, Linda, Patricia, and Barbara.
  8. Fashion trends in 2006 included floaty dresses, flat boots, excessive bangles, red berets, capri pants, cropped jeans, fur-lined boots, satin shirts, dog tags, and denim jackets.
  9. In 2006, “to pluto” meant to demote or devalue, and “to YouTube” meant to use the YouTube website.
  10. Crash won an Oscar for Best Picture, Doris Roberts won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a comedy series, and Boulevard Of Broken Dreams won a Grammy for Record of the Year.
  11. Jennifer Berry (Oklahoma) was crowned Miss America and Tara Conner (Kentucky) became Miss USA.
  12. Time Magazine’s Person of the Year was “You,” in commemoration of all Internet users.
  13. In 2006, life expectancy at birth in the U.S. was 77.59 years.
  14. The cost of a Super Bowl ad was $2,500,000.
  15. Celebrity breakups included Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, and Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.
  16. Famous weddings in 2006 included Chip Reid and Nina Block, Tony Hawk and Lhotse Merriam, Shelley Winters and Gerry DeFord, Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood, Richard Dreyfuss and Svetlana Erokhin, Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix, Dick Wolf and Noelle Lippman, Warren Buffett and Astrid Menks, and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

5. Computer and Internet History

These fun facts and trivia from 2006 have been made available courtesy of ComputerHope.com.

  1. According to Compute.info, the most common passwords in 2006 were password, 123456, 12345678, 1234, qwerty, dragon, baseball, football, letmein, monkey, 696969, abc123, Mustang, Michael, shadow, master, Jennifer, 111111, 2000, Jordan, Superman, Harley, 1234567, hunter, and ranger.
  2. Here is a partial list of computer and Internet companies that were launched in 2006: Badoo, BuzzFeed, CafeMom, Digital Universe, Funambol, GirlsAskGuys, Giveaway of the Day (GOTD), Goodreads, HubPages, IBT Media, Jewcy, LiveLeak, Pure Digital Technologies, Rutube, Spill.com, Shopify, Spokeo, Twitter, Wix, and Zotac.
  3. jQuery, “a JavaScript library designed to simplify HTML DOM tree traversal and manipulation,” was introduced on January 26.
  4. On January 27, Western Union discontinued “all telegram and commercial messaging services.” Money.CNN.com explains that the company “was founded to provide far-ranging message services, and created the first transcontinental message service in the United States in 1861 which was used to send coast-to-coast messages during the Civil War.” Western Union is now a financial services provider and specializes in electronic money transfers as well as email and fax services.
  5. In February 2006, the billionth song was downloaded on iTunes. It was titled “Speed of Sound” by Coldplay.
  6. On March 2, Wikipedia volunteers created the 1,000,000 article. The article was about the Jordanhill railway station in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland.
  7. On March 9, Google announced that it had purchased Writely, which marked the beginning of Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.
  8. On March 31, Toshiba released the first HD DVD player in Japan.
  9. In April, Skype announced that it had over 100 million registered users. Skype, a communication platform that can be used between computers, tablets, and mobile devices, was launched in 2003.
  10. In April, Google launched Google Calendar.
  11. Twitter, an online social networking platform where users “post and interact” with messages known as “tweets,” was launched to the public on July 15, 2006. Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. Lifewire.com tells us that in its early days, Twitter was referred to as “twttr.” A popular trend at the time, sometimes to gain a domain-name advantage, was to drop vowels in the names of companies and services. Software developer Noah Glass was credited with coming up with the original name “twttr” as well as its final incarnation as Twitter. (By the way, Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet which read “just setting up my twttr.”)
  12. On August 6, MySpace announced that it had 106 million accounts.
  13. In September, Apple released the iTV, which is known today as Apple TV.
  14. In October, Amazon.com launched Alexa Web Search (AWS), which allowed users to access “Historical Traffic and Sites Linking In” data.
  15. On October 9, Google announced that it was purchasing YouTube for $1.65 billion.
  16. On October 18, Microsoft launched Windows Explorer 7.
  17. On October 23, Google introduced its Custom Search Engine service. The service allowed users to narrow Google’s 11.5 billion indexed web pages down to a “topical group of pages.”
  18. On October 24, Microsoft released Windows Defender.
  19. On October 26, U.S. President George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act into law. Designed to combat terrorism, the Patriot Act gave law enforcement officials greater flexibility when “searching telephone, e-mail, and other forms of communication and records.”
  20. On November 11, Sony released the PlayStation 3.
  21. On November 19, Nintendo launched the Nintendo Wii System.
  22. On December 13, Google launched its patent search engine that allowed users to search over seven million patents.
In 2006, Planters Cheez Balls were a real crowd-pleaser.

In 2006, Planters Cheez Balls were a real crowd-pleaser.

6. Nobel Prize Winners

These history facts from 2006 have been made available courtesy of IMDB.com.

  1. Peace: Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh) and the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh for “their efforts to create economic and social development from below.”
  2. Literature: Orhan Pamuk (Turkey) “who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures.”
  3. Physics: Jointly to John C. Mather and George F. Smoot (both from the U.S.) for “their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation.”
  4. Chemistry: Roger D. Kornberg (U.S.) for “his studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription.”
  5. Physiology or Medicine: Jointly to Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello (both from the U.S.) for “their discovery of RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA.”
  6. Economics: Edmund S. Phelps (U.S.) for “his analysis of intertemporal tradeoffs in macroeconomic policy.”

7. Most Popular Television Shows From 2006-07

  1. American Idol (FOX)
  2. Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
  3. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS)
  4. Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
  5. House (FOX)
  6. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
  7. CSI: Miami (CBS)
  8. Sunday Night Football (NBC)
  9. Without a Trace (CBS)
  10. Deal or No Deal (NBC)

8. Best-Selling Fiction and Nonfiction Books

This book trivia has been made available courtesy of InfoPlease.com.

Fiction:

  1. For One More Day by Mitch Albom
  2. Cross by James Patterson
  3. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  4. Next by Michael Crichton
  5. Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris
  6. Lisey’s Story by Stephen King
  7. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
  8. Cell by Stephen King
  9. Beach Road by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge
  10. The Fifth Horseman by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Nonfiction:

  1. The Innocent Man by John Grisham
  2. You: On a Diet: The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
  3. Marley & Me by John Grogan
  4. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
  5. Culture Warrior by Bill O’Reilly
  6. Guinness World Records 2007
  7. The Best Life Diet by Bob Greene
  8. Cesar’s Way: The Natural Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems by Cesar Millan and Melissa Jo Peltier
  9. The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
  10. State of Denial: Bush at War Part III by Bob Woodward
In 2006, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion.

In 2006, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion.

9. Highest-Grossing Films

These film facts have been made available courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com.

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  2. Night at the Museum
  3. Cars
  4. X-Men: The Last Stand
  5. The Da Vinci Code
  6. Superman Returns
  7. Happy Feet
  8. Ice Age: The Meltdown
  9. Casino Royale
  10. The Pursuit of Happiness

10. Entries Into the National Film Registry

This film trivia has been made available courtesy of the Library of Congress.

  1. A Time Out of War (1954)
  2. Applause (1929)
  3. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  4. Flesh and the Devil (1927)
  5. Groundhog Day (1993)
  6. Halloween (1978)
  7. In the Street (1948)
  8. Notorious (1946)
  9. Red Dust (1932)
  10. Rocky (1976)
  11. Siege (1940)
  12. St. Louis Blues (1929)
  13. The Big Trail (1930)
  14. The Last Command (1928)
  15. The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)
  16. Traffic in Souls (1913)

11. Cool Pop Music Artists

This music news has been made available courtesy of Billboard.com.

Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Cassie, Chamillionaire, Chris Brown, Daniel Powter, Danity Kane, Eminem, Evanescence, Fall Out Boy, Fergie, Gnarls Barkley, Hinder, Il Divo, Jack Johnson, James Blunt, Jamie Foxx, Josh Turner, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Nelly, Ne-Yo, Nickelback, Panic! At The Disco, Rascal Flatts, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rihanna, Shakira, Snow Patrol, The All-American Rejects, The Black Eyed Peas, The Fray, The Pussycat Dolls, T.I., and Yung Joc.

12. Number One Music Hits for the Year

These fun facts and trivia from 2006 have been made available courtesy of Billboard.com.

  • December 31, 2005 - January 13, 2006: Mariah Carey, Don't Forget About Us
  • January 14 - January 20: D4L, Laffy Taffy
  • January 21 - February 3: Nelly featuring Paul Wall, Ali and Gipp, Grillz
  • February 4 - March 10: Beyoncé featuring Slim Thug, Check on It
  • March 11 - March 17: James Blunt, You're Beautiful
  • March 18 - March 31: Ne-Yo, So Sick
  • April 1 - April 7: Sean Paul, Temperature
  • April 8 - May 12: Daniel Powter, Bad Day
  • May 13 - June 2: Rihanna, SOS
  • June 3 - June 16: Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone, Ridin'
  • June 17 - June 30: Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean, Hips Don't Lie
  • July 1 - July 7: Taylor Hicks, Do I Make You Proud
  • July 8 - August 18: Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland, Promiscuous
  • August 19 - September 8: Fergie, London Bridge
  • September 9 - October 27: Justin Timberlake, SexyBack
  • October 28 - November 10: Ludacris featuring Pharrell Williams, Money Maker
  • November 11 - December 1: Justin Timberlake featuring T.I., My Love
  • December 2 - December 15: Akon featuring Snoop Dogg, I Wanna Love You
  • December 16, 2006 - February 23, 2007: Beyoncé, Irreplaceable
In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet.

In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet.

13. Top Halloween Costumes

This information has been made available courtesy of NewsBlaze.com.

Top 10 Adult Male Costumes

  1. Elvis
  2. Funny
  3. Horror and gothic
  4. Matrix
  5. Pimp
  6. Pirate
  7. Star Wars
  8. Superhero
  9. Vampire
  10. Wizard of Oz

Top 10 Adult Female Costumes

  1. Disney character
  2. Fantasy and fairy
  3. Nurse
  4. Pirate and wench
  5. Sexy costumes
  6. Star Wars
  7. Superhero
  8. Vampiress
  9. Witches
  10. Wizard of Oz

Top 10 Kids Costumes

  1. Batman
  2. Funny costumes
  3. Green Lantern
  4. Harry Potter costumes
  5. Princess & fairy
  6. SpiderMan
  7. Star Wars costumes
  8. Superhero flash
  9. Superman muscle-chest costume
  10. Wonder Woman child costume

14. Food and Beverage Trivia

Here are some foods and beverages that were popular in 2006:

  1. Baby Bottle Pop
  2. Bachman Pretzel Stix
  3. Bacon (for example, crispy brown-sugar glazed bacon)
  4. Brown butter pasta
  5. Cake pops
  6. Cheez-It Gripz Baked Snack Crackers
  7. Comfort foods (chicken pot pies, meatloaf, mac ‘n cheese, and pizza)
  8. Creme brûlée
  9. Cupcakes (especially mini cupcakes)
  10. French Toast Crunch Cereal
  11. Fruit smoothies (for example, mango yogurt smoothies)
  12. Giant hunks of meat (influenced by the Atkins diet)
  13. Hi-C
  14. Jell-O Pudding Pops
  15. Kellogg’s Fruit Twistables
  16. Kraft Jet-Puffed FunMallows Miniature Marshmallows
  17. Lunchables Fun Snacks
  18. Ouch! Bubble Gum
  19. Planters Cheez Balls
  20. Planters Cheez Curls
  21. Popsicle Cookies & Cream (dairy dessert)
  22. Roasted beet salads with goat cheese
  23. Scooby-Doo! Fruit Flavored Snacks
  24. Sliders
  25. Tic Tac Cinnamon Spice (still America’s #1 breath mint)
  26. Watermelon and feta salad
  27. Yoplait Trix Yogurt
In 2006, "Grey’s Anatomy" was a popular TV show.

In 2006, "Grey’s Anatomy" was a popular TV show.

15. Famous People Who Died in 2006

  1. January 14: Shelley Winters (American actress - Lolita, A Place in the Sun)
  2. February 4: Betty Friedan (American writer and feminist)
  3. March 6: Kirby Puckett (American MLB player - Minnesota Twins)
  4. April 13: Muriel Spark (Scottish author - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
  5. April 29: John Kenneth Galbraith (Canadian economist)
  6. May 11: Floyd Patterson (American boxer)
  7. August 23: Ed Warren (American paranormal investigator)
  8. October 20: Jane Wyatt (American actress - Father Knows Best)
  9. November 16: Milton Friedman (American economist)
  10. November 20: Robert Altman (American screenwriter, producer, and director)
  11. December 18: Joseph Barbera (American cartoonist - Tom and Jerry, the Flintstones)
  12. December 26: Gerald Ford (the 38th U.S. President and 41st U.S. Vice-President)

16. Best-Selling Cars

This auto news has been made available courtesy of GoodCarBadCar.net.

  1. Toyota Camry
  2. Toyota Corolla/Matrix
  3. Honda Accord
  4. Honda Civic
  5. Chevrolet Impala
  6. Nissan Altima
  7. Chevrolet Cobalt
  8. Ford Focus
  9. Ford Taurus
  10. Ford Mustang
In 2006, Del Monte announced that it would end pineapple production in Hawaii.

In 2006, Del Monte announced that it would end pineapple production in Hawaii.

17. America’s Largest Corporations

  1. Walmart
  2. Exxon Mobil
  3. General Motors
  4. Chevron
  5. ConocoPhillips
  6. General Electric
  7. Ford Motor
  8. Citigroup
  9. Bank of America
  10. American International Group

18. Companies and Brands Established

  1. Alcatel-Lucent
  2. Amazon Video
  3. ArcelorMittal
  4. Are You Watching This?!
  5. BuzzFeed
  6. Envato
  7. Gas South
  8. Goodreads
  9. HubPages
  10. Hulu
  11. Hungryhouse
  12. Jewcy
  13. LiveLeak
  14. Mango TV
  15. Newsvine
  16. Open Library
  17. Orbicon
  18. Rewire.News
  19. Shopify
  20. Solar City
  21. Spectra Energy
  22. Spokeo
  23. Twitter
  24. Verve Energy
  25. Xero
In 2006, the billionth song was downloaded on iTunes.

In 2006, the billionth song was downloaded on iTunes.

References

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