Thursday, January 04, 2007

TT # 23: 2007

Thirteen facts about 2007

Some interesting stuff about our new year!

  • 2007 will be the year of the sign Pisces in Western Astrology. The next year of Pisces will take place in 2019.
  • Most of 2007 overlaps with the Year of the Pig (Boar) in the Chinese calendar (dates until February 17 are in the Year of the Dog). The next year of the pig will start in 2019.
  • International Polar Year - a collaborative, international effort researching the polar regions. 2007-2008 is the 4th time, read the history here.
  • The UN Convention on Migratory Species and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society WDCS have declared 2007 the Year of The Dolphin.
  • The European Union made 2007 the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All to make people in the EU more aware of their rights to enjoy equal treatment and a life free of discrimination.
  • Newsweek is declaring 2007 Year of the Widget (blend of window and gadget, fun web programs you can run right on your desktop or add as a feature on your blog)
  • The Australian Government has announced 2007 to be the Year of the Surf Lifesaver (YSL) to recognise the centenary of Surf Life Saving in Australia.
  • UNESCO designated 2007 the Year of Rumi (famous poet, jurist and theologian) to celebrate his 800th birthday anniversary.
  • African science ministers will ask their heads of state at this month's African Union (AU) summit to designate 2007 as the Year for Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa.
  • The city council of Santa Fe has declared 2007 the Year of O'Keeffe; Georgia O'Keeffe was an award-winning painter.
  • VisitBritain calls 2007 the Year of the Garden.
  • 2007 will be the Year of Europe in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Three weeks ago The New York Times invited predictions on what 2007 would be "the year of" in media, and the user-generated responses were abundant and wiki-licious. Unfortunately you have to be a member to read them!

main source: Google


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  1. That's a whole lot of 'year of's. Mind you I suppose it's nothing compared to the amount of special days in the year. Every day should be a holiday!

  2. very interesting collection of facts about 2007. My TT is also posted.

  3. very cool TT! much more informative than mine ;) - I esp. like the widget mention - of course we all love those, in TTdom, right? happy new year :)

  4. I just hope the new year will bring everyone nothing but good!

  5. so....does this mean it's a good year?
    interesting list.
    my tt is up.

  6. Cool list!
    Very interesing!
    Thanks for posting!
    Have a wonderful Thursday!
    My TT is posted

  7. Great list! I had no idea about most of those facts LOL
    My TT is up :)

  8. interesting... i'm sure the list is endless. my list is up...

  9. Neat list! :) Very cool. I'm a Pisces so I guess this is my year. ;)

    Happy TT. :)

  10. it's a good thing years don't have egos like humans else 2007 would be tempted to take itself way too seriously.

    my TT is 13 things my two cats do that amuse or annoy me

  11. Well then i'm declaring this the Year of Carmen! :)

  12. This was very interesting and since I'm a Pisces....this is my year! Wahoooo!

  13. Lots of research went into this one! Happy TT and thanks for dropping by :)

  14. Interesting facts Tink! The year of the widget! LOL! Thanks to us bloggers!

  15. That was very interesting! I enjoyed reading it!

    Hugs and Happy TT from Germany,
    Happy New Year to you and yours!

    P.S: My TT is up too! Please visit! Sweet like Kitty

  16. Being a widget fan, I approve of Year of the Widget. =)

  17. Now that is a unique list! I liked it!

    Happy 2007!

  18. Anonymous4/1/07 15:37

    What a fascinating post -- I enjoyed reading it. Happy New Year.

  19. Wow, what an interesting list of TT's.

  20. I love when these year of lists get generated. But nothing beats international talk like a pirate day. Yar!!

  21. Wow, Tink -- you really did your homework! Terrific list. I'll be sure to throw out some of those facts at the next social gathering -- and everyone will think I'm so smart *wink*
    Thanks for visiting my TT!!

  22. Most of those i would not have known if not for my trip here today. Thnaks

  23. You provided some interesting links. I bookmarked them and plan to return to peruse them at my leisure.

    My 13 are up.

  24. Interesting list. I can see some inspiration for my blog posts there....


  25. I just found out I am an 'earth pig' LOL

    Great list. And thanks for stopping by my TT.

  26. It's going to be a great year. I just know it!

  27. Year of Pisces, eh? Does this mean things will be looking up for my mom? I hope so--2006 wasn't so good for her.

  28. I love Georgia O'Keefe. Fascinating woman. Crazy to make a year of her, though! I mean, is there a year of any other person?

  29. You are welcome, and thanks to you for stopping by my blog!

  30. Anonymous4/1/07 22:45

    You always have such interesting facts. L really enjoy reading your TT each week.

  31. Year of the pig is appropo after all I've eaten the last two weeks. Oink.

  32. Wow, interesting list! Looks like everyone wants a piece of 2007 for their pet project! :)

  33. Thanks for the link to the International Polar Year sites. I'd never heard of it before and it looks like interesting reading.

  34. oh yea, i see it being the year of the widget.

    And what does it mean that its the year of the pisces?

  35. A very interesting list! I wonder why we are so obsessed with making every year the "year of something"?

  36. All calender are different the Muslims only have 354 days in their year.
    Each month either has 30 or 29 days.

    So what every calender one uses. I wish them happiness for years to come.

    Our computer went on the fritz. I didn't do a tt

  37. Hey Tink, thanks for visiting and commenting last week. I was away on a holiday and am just trying to catch up now. I swear, I'm never leaving home without my computer again!!!

    Great TT - I learned something new - a Widget is a Windows Gadget - who'd a thunk it? I'm linking you :)

  38. Quite interesting T13 list! Hurray to widgets!!!


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