Bowling for Soup released their iconic song “1985” in 2004. Today’s equivalent would be a song about 2002.
The first iPod was released in 2002 and had a capacity of just 5 GB.
The first artificial human heart was implanted in July of 2001.
Avatar was the highest grossing movie in the 2000s with a global revenue of $2.713.
The second highest grossing film from the 2000s was The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King with $1.119 billion in 2003.
Detroit, Michigan was the 10th largest city in the United States with a population of 951,270.
In 2022, Detroit was ranked as the 28th largest city with roughly 625,000 people.
Facebook first launched in 2003 under the name FaceMash and was a “hot or not” style platform for Harvard students.
Speaking of social media, Myspace was the #1 visited website in 2006 and was worth an estimated $12 billion.
The first iPhone was released in 2007 and cost just $499 for the 4 GB model with a 2-year subscription.
The Motorola Razr weighed just 3.35 ounces. To give that some context, the iPhone 14 weighs nearly double that at 6.27 ounces.
52.5 million peaople tuned in to watch the series finale of Friends in 2004.
The actor that played Ben Geller, Ross’ son on Friends, and Julien in Big Daddy is now 30 years old. David Schwimmer was just 27 when he first took on the role of Ross Geller.
Livestrong bracelets raised between $70 and $100 million for cancer research.
Blockbuster made 16% of their revenue, or $800 million, in 2000 from late fees and fines.
Sony continued to make floppy discs until 2010.
The first camera phone in the United States was the Sanyo SCP-5300. It cost $499 and contained a .6 megapixel camera.
Before the Bible took over as the most searched book on Google in 2003, the title was held by the 1955 Vladimir Nabokov novel Lolita.
The first members of the International Space Station, two men and one woman, boarded in November 2000.
Ashanti became the first artist since The Beatles to have their first 3 Top-100 songs in the Top-10 at the same time.