20 things about 2003

20 facts, 4 pictures, and a video

Science and stuff

- they had camera phones.

-A severe weather outbreak caused more tornadoes than any week in U.S. history. 393 tornadoes were reported in 19 states.

-Hurricane Isabel claims 40 lives and leaves six million people without power

-Italy suffers a near countrywide blackout when electricity supplies fail

-The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates over Texas upon reentry, killing all seven astronauts onboard.

-Human Genome Project successfully completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to 99.99% accuracy.

-The birth of Prometea, the first cloned horse by Italian scientists.

-The space probe Galileo makes a fiery dive into Jupiter's atmosphere.

-Concorde makes its last commercial flight, bringing the era of airliner supersonic travel to a close, at least for the time being (picture)

Cars and trucks and things that go

-Gas was $1.56 per gallon.

-Toyota overtakes Chrysler to get the number three slot in US Car Sales.

-Harley Davidson motorcycles 100 year anniversary

Fashion Trends:

Pop culture and polotics

-Top song was “Bring me to Life” by Evanescene. (below)

-Jay Z was the top artist.

-George W. Bush was the president.

-The Iraq war and Balochistan conflict started

-The new United States Department of Homeland Security began operation.

-Americans rename "French Fries" to "Freedom Fries" in protest to France's stand on Iraq

Evanescence - Fallen - Bring me to life